The many faces of Syracuse lacrosse

From the national anthem singers to hecklers in Otto's Army, SU's dominance in the sport draws die-hard fans and dedicated workers to the the Carrier Dome.

When the Syracuse men's lacrosse team takes the Carrier Dome field, it's almost guaranteed there will be thousands in the stands cheering for the Orange. 

So with a No. 1 ranking and another national title in sight, SU opened its season Feb. 20 against Denver with nearly 5,000 lacrosse-crazed fans eager to witness the Orange and Pioneer clash.

Among those at the Dome that Sunday afternoon were a few hundred employees who were on the clock, but still excited that lacrosse season was starting up again.

Check out the following stories about die-hard fans, employees doing their jobs and the faces  behind the scenes of SU lacrosse.

LAX fans and the art of hecklingThe art of heckling

A senior member of Otto's Army mentors a freshman on how to taunt opponents and referees from the stands.




Jack's TeamJack's team

For one local boy, the SU men’s lacrosse team is more than just a group of athletes. They are his supporters.




Fans for lifeFans for life

Senior midfielder Jeff Gilbert's parents have missed only one SU home lacrosse game in the past four years.




Sisters in HarmonySisters in harmony

Twin sister from Alaska and member SU's rowing team showcase their vocal talents by singing the national anthem at SU sporting events.



Making the CallMaking the call

An aspiring sports broadcaster gets his chance to call his first SU lacrosse game.




Get with the programGet with the program

For 15 years, Mike Lattimore has been making customers out of fans in the hallways of the Carrier Dome.




Beavers, lizards and lacrosseBeavers, lizards and lacrosse -- oh, my

One local family's passion for lacrosse even extends to their favorite pets.




Eye on the gameEye on the game

With a lacrosse career sidelined by injuries, Sam Evans stepped in to become SU's lead videographer.




Denver player back in actionBack in action

Denver midfielder Jake Shipley's parents made the trek to Syracuse to see their son's first game since being injured.




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