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Dylan Donahue

School

Syracuse

Position
Attack
Major
Environmental Engineering

Classroom

Dylan Donahue was an ACC All-Academic Team member last season and was also named to the ACC Honor Roll. He’s a five-time member of the Syracuse Athletic Director’s Honor Roll heading into his senior season and is carrying over a 3.3 GPA in environmental engineering, where he already has a job lined up following graduation in his desired field of study.

Character

Donahue is a two-time team captain, one of just 25 players in the 100-year history of Syracuse lacrosse to be voted as a team captain twice. Noted as a “leader by example” by Head Coach John Desko, Donahue constantly works outside of practice hours, organizing offseason workouts and other opportunities with his teammates. Donahue serves as the liaison between the team and coaching staff.

Community

Donahue has participated in numerous lacrosse camps to help grow the game of lacrosse, especially with local youth. Having grown up in a Syracuse suburb, Donahue is one of the most recognizable faces of the Syracuse lacrosse program in the community and constantly handles himself with class and integrity. He serves as a role model to younger athletes and a positive influence for growing the game of lacrosse.

Competition

In 2015, Donahue was the first 50-goal scorer at Syracuse since 1991, netting 50 goals. This is the seventh-highest single season mark in Syracuse history. He was a 2015 Tewaaraton Award nominee. Donahue is a two-time USILA All-American. He was an All-ACC Team selection. Donahue was a two-time national player of the week in 2015. He ranked eighth nationally with 3.13 points per game. Donahue entered 2016 with the nation’s second-longest active goal scoring streak. He was a 2014 ACC All-Tournament Team selection. Donahue has led the Orange in goals in back-to-back seasons heading into his senior season. He is 36 goals from becoming the seventh 150-goal scorer in program history. He also is 52 points away from becoming the 17th player to record 200-career points.