Monthly Archives: June 2012
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3) (Syracuse.com) A dual-threat quarterback from Texas has become the fourth member of the Syracuse University football recruiting class of 2013. Zach Allen, a 6-foot-2, 186-pounder from Temple, Texas, gave SU coaches the word he would play for the Orange on Wednesday. Allen is the second quarterback to commit to the Orange, joining Pennsylvania product Austin Wilson who announced that he’d play for SU last week. According to recruiting websites, Allen also had offers from seven schools, including Minnesota, Eastern Illinois, New Mexico and North Texas. Scout.com has Allen rated as a two-star prospect, while Rivals.com did not have a rating. He passed for 1,753 yards and 11 touchdowns his junior year, also rushing for 766 yards and nine TDs. Besides Allen and Wilson, the Orange has verbal commitments from tight end Tyler Provo of Florida and junior college defensive tackle Wayne Williams of Brooklyn.
2) (SUAthletics.com) Syracuse University legend Jim Brown is back involved with the sport of lacrosse. Brown is a member of the investment group Medallion Financial Corp, which purchased the Long Island Lizards of Major League Lacrosse (MLL) on Wednesday, May 30.
1) (Syracuse.com) Jim Boeheim has long been a leading fund-raiser for Coaches vs. Cancer for several years, dating back to his own battle with prostate cancer in 2001. In 2009, he and his wife, Juli, started the Jim & Juli Boeheim Foundation, which includes Coaches vs. Cancer among the many charitable organizations that it helps financially. Coach Boeheim recently joined forces with a pharmaceutical corporation that has developed what could be a breakthrough drug in the fight against cancer. Boeheim will serve as an “advisor” to Cellceutix Corporation, a Beverly, Mass.-based company, that has produced a drug that has been approved for a clinical study at Harvard’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The drug, known as Kevetrin, attacks cancer cells. Boeheim will provide Cellceutix with a link to other high-profile coaches and athletes, plus access to media in the same way that Dick Vitale has brought visibility to the Jimmy V Foundation.
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(5/27/07) The Orange’s Greg Rommel (Syracuse, N.Y.) was named to the Lowe’s Senior All-America Second Team on May 26, 2007. Rommel was one of 10 senior lacrosse players from around the country to be chosen as finalists for the first Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award for lacrosse and the All-America teams were based on the voting results of the finalists. The Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award was conceived by sportscaster Dick Enberg as an honor for seniors in response to the growing trend of men’s basketball players leaving school early for the NBA. It was expanded that year to include men’s lacrosse, men’s ice hockey, baseball, and softball in addition to men’s and women’s basketball. Rommel started all 13 games in the midfield for the Orange. He tallied 15 goals and six assists for 21 points in 2007, and paced SU with four man-up goals. Off the field, he was a Coach Wooden Citizenship Cup honorable mention honoree. In addition, he participated in a variety of community service events, including an appearance at Morgan Road Elementary School to help students string lacrosse sticks and SU’s equipment and canned food drive, which benefited the Syracuse Boys and Girls Club and the Food Bank of Central New York.
(5/27/03) Junior attackman Michael Powell (Carthage, N.Y./Carthage), senior attackman Michael Springer (Ridgewood, N.J./Ridgewood), senior defenseman Solomon Bliss (Tully, N.Y./Tully) and junior midfielder Sean Lindsay (Cortlandt Manor, N.Y./Lakeland-Panas) were each named to the 2003 STX/USILA Division I All-American Team. Powell was SU’s lone representative on the first team. It was the third consecutive season he was recognized as a first-team All-American at attack. That year, Powell led the team in scoring with 64 points, including 31 goals and a team-leading 33 assists. He finished fourth on the squad in groundballs with 45. He totalled 13 points in the NCAA Tournament, including seven points (four goals, three assists) in the quarterfinal round against Princeton. Springer, a four-time All-American during his career, earned second-team laurels for the first time. As a freshman and junior, he received honorable mention nods, while his sophomore season he earned third-team status. He was the Orangemen’s leading goal scorer in 2003 with 36 goals. He was second on the team in overall scoring with 60 points (36 goals, 24 assists). Springer leaves SU ranked third on the school’s all-time goals list (159) behind Gary Gait (192) and Tom Marechek (182). He compiled 229 career points (159 goals, 70 assists) to finish his tenure ranked ninth on the all-time scoring list. Bliss and Lindsay were honorable mention selections. For Bliss, it marked the second consecutive season winning the accolade. It was the first All-America honor for Lindsay. Bliss, a two-time team captain, was the anchor of Syracuse’s close defense unit. Lindsay finished third on the team in scoring with a career-high 36 points, including a personal-best 29 goals.
(6/1/11) Professional football and lacrosse Hall of Famer Jim Brown has been selected as the inaugural recipient of the Tewaaraton Legends Award, the University Club of Washington, D.C. and the Greater Washington Sports Alliance announced May 31st, 2011. The award was presented to Brown as part of the annual Tewaaraton Awards banquet on June 2, 2011 at the Warner Theatre. Created to recognize players who competed before 2001, the Tewaaraton Legends Award honors an individual whose performance during their college lacrosse career would have earned them a Tewaaraton Award had it existed then. Brown was a two-time All-American midfielder for the Orange in the 1950s. As a senior in 1957, he scored 64 points, including 43 goals, to lead Syracuse to an undefeated (10-0) season. He was inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1984. A 1956 unanimous All-American in football, Brown set the standard for running backs in his nine seasons with the NFL’s Cleveland Browns. He made the Pro Bowl every year from 1957 to 1965 and had seven 1,000-yard seasons. Brown scored 106 career touchdowns and retired as the NFL’s all-time leading rusher with 12,312 yards. Founded in 2000, the Tewaaraton Award has been presented to the men’s and women’s college lacrosse players of the year each season since 2001.