Two-time US Lacrosse All-American midfielder Jonathan Partamian was among 19 newcomers to the Syracuse lacrosse program introduced recently. The incoming group included 18 freshmen and one transfer.
“I’m excited to welcome this group to our program,” head coach John Desko said in a news release. “As we start practices this week, I’m eager to get them in a Syracuse jersey for the first time and see their progress as we get ready for the season.”
Partamian, a key member of Loyola’s back-to-back US Lacrosse Southern Section championship squad, and the rest of the Orange newcomers are expected to see their first fall-ball action Sunday in the International Lacrosse Scrimmages with the Iroquois Nationals and Team Israel.
Here is how Syracuse described Partamian in its news release:
Before SU: Ranked as the No. 29 midfielder in the nation by Inside Lacrosse. … Two-time U.S. Lacrosse All-American. … Helped lead Loyola to two California Southern-Section Championships under head coach Seth Cohen. … Three-time All-Mission League and three-time First Team All-Area selection. … Scored 118 goals and recorded 58 assists in his high school career, including a 40-goal and 58-point season as a senior. … Also played club lacrosse with Legends (West), West Coast Starz, LA Heat and Maverik Showtime All-Stars in addition to his high school team.
The Syracuse incoming class also includes goalie Nate McPeak from Chula Vista/Eastlake, a 2017 Adrenaline All-American and three-time All-league selection. McPeak also played for SD United, Nation United, SD Laxdawgs and Team 12.
Torrey Pines alum Spencer Small, a midfielder who played last season at St. Edward’s University, is the lone transfer among the 19 Orange newcomers. Small scored 37 goals and had 11 assists in 18 games for St. Edward’s.