clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Syracuse Lacrosse: Sergio Salcido Named Lacrosse Magazine All-American

Lacrosse Magazine released its All-Americans, featuring SU midfielder Sergio Salcido. The redshirt junior came out of obscurity this year to put together a fantastic 2016 season.

Drew Hallowell/Getty Images

Lacrosse Magazine released its All-Americans list on Thursday. There were a lot of familiar faces but some significant differences between this list and the USILA All-Americans.

USILA

Lacrosse Magazine

Attack

Dylan Molloy, Brown

Connor Cannizzaro, Denver

Dylan Donahue, Syracuse

Ben Reeves, Yale

Connor Cannizzaro, Denver

Dylan Molloy, Brown

Pat Spencer, Loyola

Midfield

Myles Jones, Duke

Deemer Class, Duke

Bryan Cole, Maryland

Zach Miller, Denver

Sergio Perkovic, Notre Dame

Myles Jones, Duke

Zach Miller, Denver

Sergio Salcido, Syracuse

LSM

Larken Kemp, Brown

Larken Kemp, Brown

SSM

Isiah Davis-Allen, Maryland

Isiah Davis-Allen, Maryland

F/O

Trevor Baptiste, Denver

Will Gural, Brown

Defense

Matt Landis, Notre Dame

Christian Burgdorf, Denver

Michael Quinn, Yale

Christian Burgdorf, Denver

Matt Landis, Notre Dame

Michael Quinn, Yale

Goalie

Jack Kelly, Brown

Jack Kelly, Brown

In my opinion, it was criminal for the USILA to leave Loyola's Pat Spencer off of its first-team. If I had to chose, I would have swapped the freshman and Dylan Donahue.

If I were to ask for a ranking of the best Syracuse Orange players in 2016, Sergio Salcido would not be number one, two, and most likely not number three either. Nevertheless, the junior out of Winter Park, FL had 53 points including 29 goals and 24 assists. Additionally, he had a .345 shooting percentage and a .560 shots on goal percentage.

While I can't say that I think Salcido is the best player on the Syracuse roster, I will say that without his emergence Nick Mariano does not post 35 goals on the year and the Orange most likely don't end with a 12-5 record. The benefit of having another dangerous dodger on the first line midfield next to Mariano cannot be understated. Salcido created a matchup issue for opponents who were forced to make a tough decision of which midfielder to pole and drew attention away from Mariano which created opportunities for the UMass transfer as well as for Derek DeJoe.

While the Orange have big questions at attack and defense next year, the return of Salcido will provide some consistency at the midfield position. The USILA had Salcido as a second team All-American in favor of Sergio Perkovic. Through 15 games, Perkovic had 26 goals and 4 assists with a .224 shooting percentage and a .578 shots on goal percentage. Although he is one of the best midfielders in the country, no doubt, I think Salcido deserved that first team USILA All-American nomination over Perkovic.

Salcido finished the year as one of the best scorers on the 2016 Orange, but it important to remember that he did this following goalless freshman and sophomore seasons. I think he would be a front runner for break out player of the year in college lacrosse, if there was such an award.