AFLAC Amazing Athlete: One more salute for Emma Tyrrell. Though she couldn’t quite get SU women’s lacrosse to the NCAA title game, she still had a spectacular season that included 70 goals and 22 assists, a team-best 92 points and first-team All-American status, too. 

Atlas Fence All-Star: John Mullen was the one who helped out Mason Kohn with face-offs for SU men’s lacrosse, and it translated into taking 185 draws for the season and coming out on top in 107 of them, keying the Orange’s return to national prominence.

Holbrook Heating and Air Conditioning Archive: Twenty years ago this week, SU men’s lacrosse again brought home the NCAA championship. It happened in Baltimore, where coach John Desko’s Orange pulled out a thrilling 14-13 victory over Navy to get the title.

Byrne Dairy/Mooney Marketing Community Corner: Now less than 100 days separate us from the return of SU football and the debut of Fran Brown as head coach, which takes place on August 31 when the Orange face the Ohio Bobcats from the Mid-American Conference.

Nye Automotive Assist: No one can get this award other than Joey Spallina. Continuing to remain the focal point of SU men’s lacrosse’s offense, Spallina picked up 51 assists to go with his 37 goals and helped the Orange return to the NCAA Tournament and win a game there.

Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists Star: Maybe the best coach at SU right now is Luke McGee. All he has done is help the SU women’s rowing team to four straight NCAA Tournament appearances, including 2024, while winning the program’s first-ever ACC championship.

Wilkins RV Rewind: Once again, SU women’s lacrosse traveled to the NCAA semifinals and, once again, Boston College got in the way, hanging on to beat the Orange 10-8 in Cary, North Carolina and then going on to rally from a 6-0 deficit to beat Northwestern for the national championship.

U.S. Army Rising Star: Natalie Smith may have not garnered the full attention the way her teammates did for SU women’s lacrosse, but Smith’s 42 goals tied for third on the roster and she also contributed 36 draw controls, displaying her versatility.

CNY Sealing and Paving Defender: Mason Kohn goes to the forefront here, having helped SU men’s lacrosse reach the NCAA quarterfinals with an uncanny ability to get to wherever the ball was on the turf, to the tune of 121 ground balls this season, the only Orange player to reach triple figures in that category.

Ethan Allen Mark of Excellence: SU women’s lacrosse ended up with two first-team All-Americans. Defender Katie Goodale joined Emma Tyrrell with that special honor following a 2024 season where she forced 44 turnovers, which set a new single-season school record.