We are continuing to move along with the Fizz’s SU Top 100 list and break it all down with our FizzCasts. Today begins with one of the best pure scorers in Syracuse Men’s Lacrosse history. Coming in at No. 65 is Michael Springer.
Springer played for Syracuse from 2000-2003. He was a four-time All-American and ranks tenth all-time on SU’s career points list. Over his Orange career, Springer tallied 159 goals and 70 assists for a total of 229 points. If you want some more numbers, Springer’s 159 goals ranks third in program history. All of that added up is pretty darn impressive, to say the least.
Springer’s resume also is bolstered by two titles. He won the National Championship in 2000 and 2002. Plus, he made it to the championship game, but lost in 2001. Springer was an integral part of those tournament runs too. He holds the SU record for most goals in a semifinal game for his six-goal performance against Notre Dame in 2001. Springer also is third in Syracuse postseason career goals with 32.
I know, I know, that was a lot of numbers. But you’re impressed right? Two championships, four All-American nods, and a handful of mentions in the Orange record books. Michael Springer was an absolute stud.
After the hill, Springer went on to play for the Barrage in Major League Lacrosse and now coaches at Don Bosco Prep, one of the best high school lacrosse programs in the country.
Springer was one of the best men’s lacrosse players in Syracuse history. Should he be higher than some of his teammates? Should he have been lower? It’s splitting hairs. No. 65 is a good spot for Springer.