Published on May 21, 2011 at 12:00 pm Facebook Twitter Google+ email@example.com@syr.edu Comments Though their final memory in an SU uniform will be suffering a heartbreaking 6-5 overtime loss to Maryland in the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament, the Syracuse seniors will still leave the school as the winningest class in the SU’s storied lacrosse history.It’s a group that also won two national championships in their first two years at Syracuse.But for senior midfielder Jovan Miller, the loss to the Terrapins will overshadow that success.‘We didn’t win (a national championship),’ Miller said. ‘Mike Leveille won us the first one. Kenny Nims won us the second one with a heroic goal. I’m extremely excited for all of us. We all had great careers, but at the end of the day we didn’t win one for ourselves.‘We didn’t lead Syracuse to anything.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMiller and the rest of the seniors said throughout the year they would reflect upon their time at SU and all their accomplishments once the season ended. The midfielder said he will remember this loss to Maryland before any of those records or big victories.‘I won’t remember all the wins,’ he said. ‘I’ll only remember the last time I had a Syracuse jersey on, we lost.’The Orange seniors powered the team throughout this year. Its starting lineup boasted seven fourth-year players. John Galloway started in goal every year of his career. John Lade and Tom Guadagnolo led the defensive backline in front of him. Miller, Jeremy Thompson and Josh Amidon composed the first midfield line. Stephen Keogh led the team with 41 points on the year.And although the loss may be what sits at the forefront of Miller’s mind, Galloway said there will be much more than the loss to look back on in the future.‘I think we envisioned something different to go out with our four years,’ he said. ‘To look back on the moments we have cherished, the big, multiple games that we have won, the friendships that we made with everybody on the team, not just the senior class.‘It’s been a pretty unbelievable ride, and to be part of the Syracuse program, that’s probably something that we’ll never forget.’Lucky LaRueRyan Young stood near the corner of the field with his arms raised toward the sky. A seemingly impossible goal gave Maryland a two-goal lead. The Terrapins’ bench erupted in excitement as Young stood in disbelief of the previous play.With one second remaining in the third period, Young sent a pass from near the corner of the field to Scott LaRue, who was right on the edge of the crease. But with the buzzer about to sound, there was no time for LaRue to make a catch-and-shoot goal. Instead, he threw his stick out and redirected the bullet pass from Young past Syracuse goaltender John Galloway.The goal with 0:01 remaining in the third quarter gave Maryland a 5-3 lead going into the fourth quarter.It happened so quickly, Galloway said, he wasn’t even sure what happened. All he knew was that LaRue got enough of the ball to send it to the back of the net.‘Sometimes those things happen,’ Galloway said. ‘It’s unfortunate that in a one-goal game like this things like that can decide it. But that’s our fault for not getting in the hole and holding my pipe for making that save.’In a game where scoring was at a premium, every goal was important. Any goal could prove to be the difference, and ultimately, the Terrapins prevailed by one.Still, Galloway wasn’t ready to say the deflected goal led to the Maryland win. Instead, he said, the Orange missed too many opportunities later in the game to make up for it.‘I don’t think that’s what decided the game,’ Galloway said. ‘I think we could’ve made some more plays at the end of the game, we just didn’t.‘It’s just kind of how things swung today.’
The Mets bought the Chiefs in October 2017 for more than $20 million, Cuomo said. Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney, who spoke at Tuesday’s announcement, said Cuomo asked the Mets to buy the franchise. The deal ended a 56-year community ownership of the team and its nine-year affiliation with the Nationals.In Cuomo’s “State of the State” address in January, he hinted at a possible name change to Syracuse’s team, but no reports were confirmed.On Tuesday, Mahoney walked up to the podium on the infield and announced the county’s commitment to the project, investing $12.5 million for renovations to the stadium. The changes include upgrades to its clubhouse, lighting, entryway and concessions along with upper and lower seating replacements.“This stadium is one of the jewels of our county parks system,” Mahoney said. “We’re really excited for what’s in store.”Laura Angle | Digital Design EditorAfter Cuomo’s speech and words from the Mets’ chief operating officer, Jeff Wilpon, the team revealed a new logo and uniforms. The primary logos features a blue New York state backdrop with “Syracuse” on top, in orange in one font, and the New York Mets’ logo on the bottom. The secondary logo is an orange and white “S.”The team’s uniforms were also unveiled, with “Mets” pinstripes for home games and “Syracuse” grey outfits for road games. New merchandise went on sale after the event at NBT Bank Stadium.Two photo mockups of the renovations were displayed. Notably, a replica of Citi Field’s center field big apple, instead as an orange, is planned in front of the stadium, and a David Wright mural was shown inside. The renovations are scheduled to finish before the 2019 season, Wilpon said.“This is a bold commitment to continuing our proud baseball legacy,” Mahoney said “… These things wouldn’t happen without Cuomo.” Published on October 16, 2018 at 5:13 pm Contact KJ: firstname.lastname@example.org | @KJEdelman Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ New York state Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) walked onto the field at NBT Bank Stadium on Tuesday afternoon sporting a vintage New York Mets bomber jacket. His last name was embroidered on the back in orange and white block letters.A native of Queens, Cuomo grew up watching the Mets, going to baseball games as a kid at Shea Stadium frequently. After tying the jacket into his speech, Cuomo revealed it was a gift from his father, Mario Cuomo, the 52nd governor of New York.“I am sure that he has had a reserved ticket and he’s looking down today, and he’s so happy and so proud,” Cuomo said as his smile started to widen, “that the Syracuse Mets are coming to town and are going to be right here.”With the New York Mets purchasing the former-Washington Nationals’ Triple-A affiliate last year, the team began the process of rebranding Tuesday when it announced a name change from the Chiefs to the Syracuse Mets. Cuomo also announced a “large-scale,” $25 million renovation plan to NBT Bank Stadium, which will be covered equally by New York state and Onondaga County.