Syracuse Alumni Lacrosse Classic

Statue dedicated outside of Ensley Athletic Center after 2017 Orange Alumni Classic

Dozens of former Syracuse lacrosse players return for ceremony, Carrier Dome match.

Dozens of former Syracuse lacrosse players came from across the country back to the Carrier Dome on Saturday as part of the 2017 Orange Alumni Classic.

The Orange team consisted of current women's lacrosse coach Gary Gait to 2017 graduate Sergio Salcido, while the White team had former SU Goalie Evan Molloy and attacker Brad Short, who graduated in 1982. Rosters for the two squads totaled 74 players.

Photo: Akeel Austin
Legendary lacrosse head coach Roy Simmons Jr. stands next to a new statue of him and his father outside SU's Ensley Athletic Center.

The format of the game had recent graduates competing against each other for two quarters, followed by Syracuse legends.

After the contest, former players and fans ventured to the Simmons Statue dedication outside of the Ensley Athletic Center after the game.

One of the honors at the event was the renaming of the men's lacrosse coach. The title is now named after Roy D. Simmons Jr., who coached the Orangemen from 1971 to 1998.

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