The Gary Gait Era Begins at Syracuse

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“Unfinished Business.” That was the sentiment echoed around the Syracuse locker room, and especially so amongst the Orange’s fifth-year returnees, coming into last season following a strong 5-0 start before the season was shut down in 2020. However, the season took a wildly different turn and at times it looked like, instead of having unfinished business to attend to, the Orange had no business to complete on the field at all.

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2022 Schedule Preview: Syracuse Orange

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The Syracuse Orange are the 56th DI team and first from the ACC to release their 2022 men’s lacrosse schedule. The Orange are coming off a 2021 campaign in which they went 7-6 overall (2-4 ACC). This season will mark the Orange’s first season with Gary Gait at the helm.

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Recruiting Notebook: Winners From The First Month of The Contact Period

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It has been one month since the September 1st date, which marked the opening of the contact period between 2023’s and college coaches (outside of the service academies who could start contacting 2022 recruits on July 1st). And in this first month of recruitment for juniors there has been a lot of action with over 150 players in the class making commitments to 47 different DI programs over the past month, per the Lacrosse Bucket Recruiting Database.

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Ralston Valley (Colo.) Defenseman Zach Friedman Flips Commitment From Syracuse to Princeton

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Matt Madalon and the Princeton Tigers received some good news on Monday afternoon as Ralston Valley (Colo.) defenseman Zach Friedman flipped his commitment from Syracuse to the Tigers.

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Report: Dave Pietramala to Be Named Defensive Coordinator at Syracuse

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Former Johns Hopkins head coach and Blue Jay legend has verbally agreed to join Gary Gait’s staff at Syracuse as defensive coordinator, Inside Lacrosse reported on Monday afternoon.

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Report: John Desko Retiring, Gary Gait to Takeover Syracuse Men’s Program

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Former Syracuse great and current Orange women’s lacrosse head coach Gary Gait is set to move to the men’s side and take over as the head coach of his alma mater, per a report from Inside Lacrosse.

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Top Freshmen From 2021: Attack

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The 2021 season was a season in which grad transfers and fifth-year players seemed to dominate the landscape. However, as usual, there were freshmen at every position that broke through and shined during their first season of college lacrosse.

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Duke Holds Off Syracuse in ACC Opener

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Down one goal and up two men with less than 10 seconds left in regulation, Brendan Curry missed wide on a shot that could have forced overtime. The Orange were able to backup the ball and regain possession with 4.4 seconds left on the clock, and call a timeout. Coming out of the timeout, Owen Hiltz found Stephen Rehfuss on the crease for one last shot in the dying seconds of the game, but Mike Adler was there to make what can only be described as the save of the year for the Blue Devils thus far, and secure the 15-14 victory.

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Way-Too-Early 2021 Title Contenders

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The college lacrosse season is just a few months away, and while it will be a bit longer than usual before everyone gets underway and the season as a whole may look different, at least in the beginning, due to the impact the Coronavirus has had on sports, teams will still be fighting to be the last one standing on Memorial Day Weekend. And after the way last season ended, it will be extra bittersweet for whoever is crowned champions on that special day in May.

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