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first_img1949-73 Ben Schwartzwalder (153-91-3) – Schwartzwalder coached Syracuse to an undefeated season and a national championship in 1959. He finished at .500 or better in all but three of his 25 seasons and helped build a tradition of winning at SU. The late coach helped recruit and polish running backs Jim Brown, Ernie Davis, Jim Nance, Floyd Little and Larry Csonka.1974-80 Frank Maloney (32-46) – Maloney’s up-and-down stint with the Orange was highlighted by a 7-5 season in 1979 during which Syracuse played all of its “home” games in the Meadowlands, Buffalo and Ithaca while the Carrier Dome was built.  Maloney and Hall of Fame wide receiver Art Monk carried SU to its first bowl birth since 1967 that year.1981-90 Dick MacPherson (66-46-4) – The pinnacle of MacPherson’s career at Syracuse came in 1987 when the team completed an undefeated season. Quarterback Don McPherson and fullback Daryl Johnston ignited the team to an 11-0-1 campaign, including momentous wins over Virginia Tech, Penn State and West Virginia. Three years later, a 28-0 shutout of Arizona in the 1990 Aloha Bowl capped a three-bowl win stretch for MacPherson to end his run at SU.1991-2004 Paul Pasqualoni (107-59-1) – Pasqualoni has the best winning percentage of any Syracuse coach in the last 87 years. In his first season, Pasqualoni posted a 10-2 record and helped the Orange fend off Ohio State, 24-17, in the Hall of Fame Bowl. Syracuse won its first-ever outright Big East championship in 1997, finishing the regular season with an eight-game winning streak.  2005-08 Greg Robinson (10-37) – Robinson didn’t have much success as head coach at Syracuse. After the Orange won just 10 games during his four years at the helm, Robinson was fired in November 2008. Despite his overall lack of success, he did help hone and fine-tune the games of Perry Patterson, Delone Carter and Mike Williams, among others.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text2009-2012 Doug Marrone (25-25) – Marrone’s four years as head coach at Syracuse are highlighted by two Pinstripe Bowl wins over Kansas State and West Virginia, respectively. Marrone helped turn the program around following the Robinson years and transformed Syracuse’s offense into one of the most prolific in the country. He was officially introduced as the head coach of the Buffalo Bills at a press conference Monday.  2013-Present Scott Shafer – Shafer served as the defensive coordinator under Doug Marrone for the past four seasons. He has coached 10 All-Big East selections at Syracuse, including Chandler Jones and Derrell Smith. In 2012, the Orange defense led the Big East in tackles for a loss and ranked sixth nationally. The Shafer-led defense ranked No. 7 in the nation in 2010. Shafer looks lead the Orange to another bowl game in 2013, despite losing key players Ryan Nassib, Alec Lemon, Marcus Sales and Shamarko Thomas. Comments Related Stories Shafer officially named as Syracuse’s next head coach; Spent last 4 seasons as defensive coordinator’To My Players’: Full text of Marrone’s email to SU playersIn email to Syracuse players, Marrone thanks team, says he will always support SU Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on January 9, 2013 at 5:27 pm Contact Trevor: | @TrevorHasslast_img

first_imgDominic Lamolinara came out of halftime just like he would for any other game. He went out to warm up like usual, to get loose, warm up Bobby Wardwell and be ready in case his team needed him later in the game.But Kevin Donahue had other plans. He told Lamolinara to get ready to play – he would get the call for the second half. Lamolinara went out with Brenny Daly to prepare for immediate action in the final 30 minutes.“Just getting that quick little warm up with Brenny was all I needed,” Lamolinara said.Lamolinara performed admirably in those 30 minutes, holding Johns Hopkins to just two goals. He choked off the Blue Jays’ comeback attempt, and after a quick man-up goal, Lamolinara held No. 5 JHU scoreless for the remainder of the third quarter as No. 7 Syracuse put the game out of reach en route to a 13-8 victory.Lamolinara tallied five saves, including several from point-blank range, frustrating an already irritated Blue Jays offense that committed unforced errors and failed to capitalize on opportunities.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHe provided a stark contrast to Wardwell’s first-half struggles. After allowing just one goal in the opening quarter, the goalkeeper allowed five goals in the second before being pulled. He finished with just three saves, but the Orange led 8-6 at halftime.“I was on the sideline watching what they were doing like I always do every game, just in case Bob gets hurt or anything,” Lamolinara said. “When I did get the chance I just settled down, focused and just knew it was just another game.”After allowing a quick extra-man goal that cut SU’s lead to one, Lamolinara settled down. He made his first save midway through the third quarter and shut JHU out for the rest of the frame.The fourth quarter started relatively roughly once again. Lamolinara made a save from in close, but Brandon Benn scooped up the rebound and scored past the goalkeeper. That fluky goal would be the last he conceded.Trailing by four and in need of quick goals with less than eight minutes remaining, Wells Stanwick gave Johns Hopkins one of its best scoring chances of the half. He found himself wide open about five yards from the net, one-on-one with Lamolinara. The goalkeeper rushed out to pressure the attack. Stanwick couldn’t get a shot off cleanly.The Orange added another goal to ice it, but the way Lamolinara was playing it didn’t matter. No one was going to beat him.“Dom coming in the second half we really got at least three one-on-one saves that would normally be goals,” SU head coach John Desko said. “That was huge for us and it helped us change that two-goal lead to a three- and four-goal lead.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 16, 2013 at 7:50 pm Contact David: | @DBWilson2center_img Related Stories COMPLETE CONTROL: Syracuse beats Johns Hopkins at own game, in transition 13-8 winYoung shuts down Johns Hopkins’ leading scorer Benn in Syracuse debutlast_img

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 22, 2019 at 9:38 pm Contact Andrew: | @CraneAndrew Clara Morrison waved her right arm frantically, trying to attract Chiara Gutsche’s attention from the sideline. It was early in the first quarter of Syracuse’s Oct. 12 game against North Carolina, nearing the 11-minute mark — right around the time Morrison typically enters — and after a few seconds, Gutsche glanced over.“Gutsche,” Morrison yelled, “when you get a chance.” The junior nodded slightly and jogged over to the sideline. Morrison sprinted on and joined the rush.Minutes later, Morrison jumped and thrust her arms in the air. To her left and right, Morrison’s Syracuse teammates did the same. The ball had entered the shooting circle onto Morrison’s stick, and her shot had deflected off a Tar Heel foot, earning the Orange a penalty corner. Even though Charlotte de Vries’ ensuing shot sailed wide left, Morrison had still generated a scoring opportunity for SU.Starting with this year’s season-opener against Vermont, the freshman has carved out a role in No. 15 Syracuse’s (9-5, 1-3 Atlantic Coast) lineup. Three times, that’s meant starting. But in others, it’s substantial time off the bench — Morrison’s played more than 30 minutes in six of the last seven games. Whichever role she plays, Syracuse has leaned on Morrison to generate chances for a sometimes-dormant offense at a position she has limited experience with.“Clara’s just starting to understand the roles and responsibilities of a forward, playing two sides of the ball,” Syracuse head coach Ange Bradley said. “And that takes a while.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThose extended minutes are dividends of a pre-freshman year position switch from center midfield to forward, resulting in Morrison becoming the primary substitution on an Orange roster looking for a return to the NCAA tournament. She starred for St. John’s College (Washington D.C.) High School and played up multiple age groups with the Washington Wolves, her club team. She had two prominent roles then, and now at Syracuse, she’s starting to do the same.As a 17-year-old freshman, Morrison has watched SU veterans Gutsche and Sarah Luby rotate through drills, and has picked up their motions as forwards. It was a stark difference from high school, when Morrison was responsible for finding passing lanes in the midfield, not creating them.“She likes the chess game of it,” Morrison’s mother, Kimberly, said. “She sees not just the first pass, but if you have two options, she sees which option has the better second pass.”Morrison started in high school in center midfield, traditionally the “quarterback” of a field hockey offense, said Corey Kelly, Morrison’s high school coach. Morrison led the Cadets to four consecutive Washington Catholic Athletic Conference championships, including three-straight wins — a complete turnaround for the program. Her stick skills made her ball movement indispensable and created rushes that regularly ended in goals.“Before the Clara-era, we were an afterthought just because we were not very good,” Kelly said. “But she really built the program that it is today.”When she arrived at Syracuse, though, Bradley told Morrison she’d play forward. She’d learn how to work with SU’s other forwards to move off the ball and generate driving and passing lanes. If she could adapt quickly, she could earn playing time immediately on an inexperienced SU roster.Kevin Camelo | Co-Digital EditorBeing a younger player, even for a collegiate first-year, wasn’t a deterrence for Morrison — it hadn’t been for her entire field hockey career. In her first tournament, Morrison was a third grader playing against sixth graders. When she first joined the Wolves at age 11 as a practice-player only, she faced 19-year-olds.During a showcase at James Madison her first year with the Wolves, Morrison positioned herself on the left post and awaited a tip-in. She swung her stick when the ball arrived but missed. Morrison remembers an older defender on the opposing team pulled her aside. “Just hold your stick there, you don’t have to swing,” she advised Morrison. On the next rush, Morrison again paused near the left post. She held her stick out and kept it still as the ball ricocheted off it and into the cage.As Morrison developed, Syracuse started to show interest. After an eighth-grade tournament held by WC Eagles, she got an invite less than a week later for a clinic at Syracuse. Once she committed to the Orange as a sophomore, Wolves head coach Gloria Nantulya gave Morrison her blue No. 12 jersey from her sophomore season (2005) with the Orange.Morrison wore the jersey to bed before important high school games, and still wears the number as a freshman for SU.“A lot of the structures (in high school and club) were similar to how we play here,” Morrison said. “Just like running the drills, getting me prepared for the intensity and preparing me for what a practice here would be like.”Kelly and Kimberly fill each other in on Morrison’s progress almost daily in the parking lot after Morrison’s younger sister Leah’s field hockey practice.And on the Monday after Syracuse’s two-game, mid-October trip to Berkeley, California, they had new topics: Morrison’s first starts and shots on goal. Her role kept getting larger, and now the scoring opportunities have started to come. She’s chipped balls past the midfield line. Led attacks down the sidelines. Deflected shot attempts from opponents. Traits of a “crutch” player — what Nantulya called Morrison’s ability to contribute in any aspect — have surfaced.“You’re going to grow, you’re going to get there,” Kimberly reminds her daughter.After getting subbed out after the first quarter against North Carolina, Morrison walked in place on the sidelines as play continued in the second, stick firmly grasped in her hand. At the 12-minute mark, she jogged over toward the center line. Morrison raised her right arm and began to scan the field for Gutsche. target=”_blank” Commentslast_img

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