Mary Rahal (Queensbury), a redshirt junior midfielder for the Syracuse University women’s lacrosse team, had her career-best game for the Orange on March 2, notching two goals, three assists and two ground balls in Syracuse’s 16-11 win over Virginia. Ironically, Rahal was the featured player on the cover of the game program that day.
Rahal has started all eight games for the Orange. She has nine goals, seven assists and 13 ground balls. Syracuse is ranked fourth in the country.
Hartwick College sophomore Jennifer Paszko (Queensbury) made eight saves and allowed seven goals in one half of action during the Hawks’ 13-11 loss to St. Joseph’s of Long Island on March 2.
Saint Michael’s sophomore Joe Gerardi (Queensbury) scored his first career goals in finishing a day with three goals, one assist, three ground balls and two caused turnovers in the Purple Knights’ 14-7 win over Dominican on March 3.
Saint Rose sophomore attackman Jack Pemrick (Greenwich) has one goal and three assists in the team’s first three games. He also has two ground balls and three caused turnovers.
Hudson Valley Community College sophomore Mitch Burroughs (Schuylerville), a long-stick midfielder/defensive midfielder, collected five ground balls in the Vikings’ 19-7 win over Union County College on March 2.
Le Moyne freshman midfielder Nico Mattia (Queensbury) has appeared in three of the Dolphins’ first five games. He is 9 for 14 on faceoffs and has five ground balls and one caused turnover.
Clarkson University freshman midfielder Max Hoffer (Cambridge) has appeared in the first three games for the Golden Knights. He has one ground ball and three caused turnovers.
Franklin Pierce senior midfielder Callan Lemay (South Glens Falls) scored his first goal of the season on March 9 in the team’s 14-7 win over Dominican. He also had a ground ball.
St. John Fisher freshman infielder Jack Kelleher (Lake George) has started the first three games for the Cardinals. He’s hitting .200 and has two runs and one sacrifice.
St. John Fisher senior pitcher Kyle Chambers (Queensbury) pitched one inning through the first three games. He walked two, struck out one, threw one wild pitch and allowed one run (earned).
College of St. Joseph sophomore Jeremy Johnson (Fort Ann) is hitting .250 with three doubles, one home run and 11 RBIs through the Fighting Saints’ first 11 games. He also has four stolen bases in five attempts. As a catcher and outfielder, he has a .958 fielding percentage.
SUNY Cortland junior pitcher Ryan Flansburg (Queensbury) has appeared in three games and started one for the Red Dragons. In three innings, he’s allowed five hits, four runs (two earned) and five walks. He has struck out two and hit four batters.
SUNY Oswego junior infielder Justin Troelstra (Queensbury) has appeared in the Lakers’ first three games and started two. He’s hitting .250 with two runs and two RBIs. He also has a walk and a hit-by-pitch. He has a 1.000 fielding percentage.
John Stewart III (Greenwich), a junior catcher at Castleton University, has a 1.000 fielding percentage through five games with the Spartans. He has thrown out six of 12 attempted base-stealers and is hitting .059, with two runs and four walks.
Indiana Tech senior guard Joel Wincowski (Lake George) earned All-Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference honors despite missing the whole second semester due to injury. In 14 games, Wincowski averaged 13.9 points, 5.6 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 2 steals per game. He shot 59.4 percent from the field. Wincowski also earned a spot on the All-Academic Team and was the team’s nominee for the Champions of Character Team.
Hartwick College senior center Justin Carruthers (Greenwich) finished his career recently by averaging 6.7 points and 4.2 rebounds this past season.
Men’s indoor track
St. John Fisher sophomore Ryan Desautels (South Glens Falls) was a top-eight finisher in two throwing events at the Empire 8 Indoor Track Championships, held Feb. 22-23 at Utica College.
Desautels finished seventh in the weight throw, throwing 49 feet, 9 1/4 inches on his first throw. In the shot put, Desautels threw a personal-best 42-8 1/4 to place eighth, the youngest finisher to make the finals.
Freshman Orion Anderson (Schuylerville) finished his first season at the University of Maryland with a 6-21 record, going 0-3 in the Big Ten Championships on Saturday at the University of Minnesota.
Anderson, who wrestled at 133 pounds, started every dual meet for the Terrapins this season.
Through the team’s first seven games, all of which she has started, Saint Rose senior outfielder Astasia Myler (Minerva-Newcomb) has a .450 average with three RBIs, two runs and three walks. She also has a .923 fielding percentage.
Castleton University freshman infielder Katelynn LaPan (Hudson Falls) is hitting .389 with one double and three RBIs through the first nine games. She has scored nine runs. She also has two stolen bases and a .944 fielding percentage.
University of Connecticut junior Cooper Knapp (Glens Falls) earned three medals at the American Athletic Conference Championships from March 1-3. Knapp took third in the 200 butterfly (1:46.92), 400 individual medley (3:53.81) and 200 IM (1:47.99).
St. Bonaventure sophomore Mia Cote (Glens Falls) placed sixth in the 100 butterfly (55.07) at the Atlantic 10 Swimming and Diving Championships on Feb. 22-23. She also was part of the 200 medley and 800 freestyle relay teams, which respectively placed fifth and eighth.