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John Galloway

Syracuse University
Public Relations


Galloway maintains a 3.56 GPA in public relations with a minor in psychology. He has been a member of the Athletic Director’s honor roll in six of his seven semesters and made the Dean’s List five times. In 2010, Galloway became just the third men’s lacrosse player in school history to receive national academic all-American honors when he was named to the Capital One academic all-America second team. He also earned Capital One Academic All-District I first-team honors and was named to the Big East Conference all-academic team. Galloway aspires to work in a large public relations firm upon graduation and eventually coach lacrosse in an effort to give back to the sport.


Galloway is a senior co-captain for the Orange. In that role, he is responsible for helping organize team activities and leading the team in pre-practice runs and conditioning. In addition, he serves as a liaison between the coaching staff and players regarding team issues. He has also tutored team members and organized team events to develop camaraderie amongst the group. Along with being a captain, Galloway is a member of Syracuse’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, which is composed of student-athletes who represent their respective sport with the goals of providing open communication between student-athletes and the SU Athletics Department, the Big East and the NCAA. The committee also develops opportunities for the ‘Cuse Cares community-outreach program and provides opportunities that will benefit Syracuse student-athletes.


Galloway spends an extensive amount of time volunteering to help those in need. During the holidays, he’s volunteered at the Salvation Army Christmas Bureau. The Christmas Bureau provides books, toys and stocking stuffers for children of low-income families as well as a turkey dinner and boxes of food so they can have a traditional holiday meal. Galloway also serves on the advisory board of the Central New York Burn Foundation, which works to prevent fire and burn injuries through educational programs, fire safety workshops and other seminars. He has also spent time volunteering at Meals on Wheels, the Boys & Girls Club and the Holy Family Church in Fairmount. Galloway has volunteered throughout Central New York by participating in mentorship programs at Smith Elementary in Cortland and Cicero-North Syracuse elementary schools.

In 2010, Galloway and his Syracuse lacrosse teammates partnered with the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation to adopt Jack Tweedy, a boy who suffers from a pediatric brain tumor. With the help of the foundation, Galloway and other team members formed a relationship with Jack and his family in hopes of improving their quality of life. Jack attended practices and was on the sidelines for games. Galloway and his teammates kept in touch with Jack through postings on his Web site.

Galloway has also taken part in instructional clinics to benefit the Liverpool and Westhill youth lacrosse programs.


Galloway is one of the most accomplished goalkeepers in college lacrosse history. A starter since joining the Orange in 2008, Galloway enters his senior season ranked tenth on the NCAA career list for best goals against average (7.55) and he is tied for fifth on the all-time wins list (44). He is the only starting goalie in NCAA history to win national championships as a freshman (2008) and sophomore (2009). Galloway owns the Syracuse career record for goals against average and has 454 career saves, which ranks 10th on the school’s all-time list. His overall win-loss record stands at 44-6. In 2010, Galloway set the Orange season goals-against average record by leading the nation with a mark of 7.16. He also made 144 saves last season and posted a save percentage of .595. For his efforts, Galloway was named the 2010 Big East Goalkeeper of the Year and became the first Syracuse player to win the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association’s Ensign C. Markland Kelly Jr. Award as nation’s most outstanding goalie. In December, Galloway was named to the Inside Lacrosse preseason all-America first team.