Daily Archives: October 11, 2009

The Lacrosse Mystique: Syracuse Men’s Lacrosse Holds The Number “22” Sacred As Gary Gait And All Three Powell Brothers Have Worn It


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Meet the new 22 Cody Jamieson describes the change as “no big deal.” Yes, he’s wearing the storied No. 22 this season. He understands the history behind the number and called it “a privilege to put it on my back.”

 

Gary Gait and all three Powell brothers made No. 22 a jersey synonymous with lacrosse success at Syracuse. Dan Hardy wore it the previous four years. Jamieson wore 22 when he played for OCC.

Gary Gait and all three Powell brothers made No. 22 a jersey synonymous with lacrosse success at Syracuse. Dan Hardy wore it the previous four years. Jamieson wore 22 when he played for OCC.

Gary Gait and all three Powell brothers made No. 22 a jersey synonymous with lacrosse success. Dan Hardy wore it the previous four years. Jamieson wore 22 when he played for OCC.

 “It’s just a number in my book. If I had a choice, I’d probably take 88 — that’s my box number and it’s been my number since I was little,” Jamieson said. “But obviously the numbers don’t go up that high.”

 cody jamieson syracuseJamieson wore No. 43 last season, when he joined the Orange in time for the NCAA playoffs. He relinquished that number this fall to Pierce Abrams, the nephew of Marshall Abrams. Marshall Abrams, one of the more decorated defensemen in SU history, wore No. 43.

 Jamieson opted, instead, for 22.

 “He talked to Coach Simmons about it,” Desko said, “and the spot was open and no one else really asked for it. If he’s willing and he’s up for the challenge, we’ll see. We’ll see how he does. He’s had a good fall so far. … We have 51 players and 48 jerseys, so somebody’s gotta wear it.”

http://blog.syracuse.com/orangelacrosse/2009/10/syracuses_kevin_drew_sticks_to.html

College Lacrosse Recruiting: College Eligibility Compliance Officers Will Confirm Student-Athlete’s Eligibility Freshman Year


How do I determine I am eligible to practice and compete once I arrive on campus in my freshman year in college? 

The eligibility process can be long and sometimes frustrating, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel! Considering the tens of thousands of prospects who register on an annual basis, The NCAA Eligibility Center is an extraordinary organization that manages to process this information with near perfect accuracy.

 Each institution should have a compliance director that will work in concert with the NCAA EC in gathering eligibility information, while keeping varsity coaches posted to the eligibility progress of their prospects. Trust me, if there are any “red flags” from the NCAA EC, the compliance officer will alert the Coach who will communicate the need for additional information to the prospect and family.

  Tom Kovic