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Derek Maltz

School

Syracuse

Position
Attack
Major
Public Relations
G
10
A
5
PTS
15
GB
4

Classroom

Maltz is a public relations major in the prestigious S.I. Newshouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. He is also minoring in psychology. Maltz owns a 3.1 cumulative GPA and he will earn his bachelor’s degree in May 2014. Maltz is a two-time member of the BIG EAST All-Academic Team and he has received SU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll (min. 3.0 GPA) distinction five times. In addition, he has been named to the Newhouse Dean’s List (min. 3.4 GPA) each of the last three semesters. After graduation, Maltz will join the business development team at eMoney Advisor in Philadelphia working as an advisor/client relations specialist.

Character

Maltz is a senior co-captain for the Orange. It’s the second straight year he’s been voted captain by his teammates. In that role, Maltz is responsible for helping organize team activities and leading the Orange in pre-practice runs and conditioning. In addition, he serves as a liaison between the coaching staff and players regarding team issues. Maltz also mentors team members and organizes team events to develop camaraderie amongst the group.

Community

Maltz has taken part in a variety of community service projects through the ‘Cuse Cares Community Service Program, including visiting Split Rock Elementary School in Camillus, N.Y. in the fall of 2012 to read books to children and participate in a question and answer session. Maltz also volunteers his time through the game of lacrosse. As a coach and instructor at Upper Corner Lacrosse in his hometown of Ashburn Va., Maltz coordinates camps and clinics and provides individual and group lessons. The sessions focus on lacrosse fundamentals, including stick skills and field communication.

Competition

Maltz has started three of five games in 2014. He has nine points this season, including six goals. Maltz tallied a season-best four goals and five points in SU’s 14-8 victory versus St. John’s on March 8 at the Cobb Country Lacrosse Classic. As a sophomore in 2012, Maltz led the Orange in goals (28) and finished second on the team with 37 points. He followed it up with 32 goals and 39 total points to earn All-BIG EAST Second Team honors in 2013. Maltz registered 11 multi-goal games last year and was named to the 2013 BIG EAST All-Tournament Team for his role in helping the Orange capture the conference championship. Maltz also developed a penchant for clutch goal-scoring. He tied for second in the BIG EAST last season with three game-winning goals, including picking up a rebound and scoring with 19.2 seconds left against Denver in the national semifinals to propel the Orange to the NCAA championship game. For his career, Maltz has 88 points on 69 goals and 19 assists in 49 games.