Men's college lacrosse
Ex-Jay Daniello won't play for Syracuse this season
Syracuse sophomore attackman Mike Daniello, who transferred from Johns Hopkins during the summer, will take a "medical leave of absence" and not play this season after suffering a skull fracture late last month, the Syracuse Post-Standard reported. Coach John Desko said at the Orange's media day Jan. 8 that Daniello was out of the hospital and doing better. Syracuse has not revealed what caused his injury, which was was accompanied by a brain contusion, but did say that it was unrelated to lacrosse. The younger brother of Chris, a third-team All-American who helped the Orange to national titles in 2008 and 2009, and Nick, who played defense and long-stick midfielder at Stevens Tech, Mike Daniello played in eight games for the Blue Jays last season, finishing with three shots and one ground ball. His transfer to Syracuse was announced in early July.
Tigers tabbed No. 1 in CAA women's lacrosse; Ancarrow is Player of Year
Defending champion Towson was picked to finish atop the Colonial Athletic Association standings again in 2013 in a vote by the league's coaches. James Madison was second, while Drexel was third. James Madison senior attacker Casey Ancarrow (John Carroll) was named conference Preseason Player of the Year and was joined on the Preseason All-CAA team by teammates Amy Roguski (Liberty), a junior attacker; Amanda Matthews (Centennial), a senior defender; and Schylar Healy (Liberty), a sophomore goalie. Towson landed a league-best five players on the squad: senior midfielder Kelly Custer, senior defender Alexa Demski (Loch Raven), sophomore defender Michelle Dufault, junior attacker Andi Raymond and senior midfielder Ashley Waldron.