Share on Facebook Share on Twitter
A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS
12/25/2012 - 3:53pm

(December 25, 2012)… With the arrival of Christmas today, members of the Rochester Knighthawks lacrosse team reflected on their favorite gifts, which ranged from goalie masks to hockey sticks. 

Jamie Batson, defenseman
I remember being pretty pumped when I got my first aluminum Easton hockey stick. I was probably eight or nine. It was a big deal moving from a wood stick.

Tyler Burton, defenseman
When I was really young I got one of those electric cars that you can drive around. It was probably of my favorite gifts.

Mike Kirk, defenseman
My favorite gift came the year I doubted Santa. I decided to not tell anyone (parents, brothers, or even Santa at the mall) my gift. But when the morning came, I got just what I wanted: a new black Northmen lacrosse helmet. To this day I've never doubted Santa again.

Craig “Ripper” Rybczynski, Broadcaster
My best Christmas present is something that I still play with today. When I was seven or eight, my parents bought me a Playmobil® pirate ship. It has been in my family for over 30 years and is now one of my son’s favorite toys.

Matt Vinc, goalie
As a hockey goalie growing up, my brother got me a Patrick Roy road hockey helmet. He was seven years older and he painted it for me to look exactly like Patrick Roy’s helmet. That was his start at painting my buckets. It’s one of those presents that I think I wore as long as I could.

 


5/25/2013
Syracuse men's lacrosse pulls off another one-goal victory, advances to national title game with 9-8 win over Denver

3/4/2015
What have been the keys to the best defensive start for Syracuse lacrosse since its 2009 national title?

3/3/2015
Syracuse lacrosse coach John Desko on No. 1 ranking: 'You want to be No. 1 on Memorial Day'

3/3/2015
Brandon Mullins says hidden-ball trick probably won't be used again 'anytime soon'

3/3/2015
Syracuse lacrosse FOGO Ben Williams '100 percent' after suffering arm injury against Virginia

3/3/2015
Syracuse University's Kevin Rice named ACC men's lacrosse offensive player of the week

3/2/2015
Watch Syracuse lacrosse execute hidden-ball trick against Virginia (video)

3/2/2015
Syracuse lacrosse is new No. 1 in media poll following victory against Virginia (updated)

3/1/2015
Syracuse lacrosse victory against Virginia 'felt a little like men and boys out there,' coach says

3/1/2015
Syracuse lacrosse postgame press conference Virginia

3/1/2015
Syracuse lacrosse coach John Desko on Ben Williams' injury: 'I expect to see him next week'

3/1/2015
Syracuse lacrosse rides hot start in first half to thorough 15-9 victory against Virginia

3/1/2015
Syracuse lacrosse vs. Virginia: Live updates, fan chat

2/28/2015
Syracuse lacrosse-Virginia: TV channel information, live stream and faceoff time

2/27/2015
Syracuse lacrosse combines to put five candidates on 2015 Tewaaraton Award watch list

2/27/2015
Syracuse lacrosse opens ACC play against No. 5 Virginia (5 things to know)

2/24/2015
College lacrosse: No easy fix to sport's winter weather woes, but here's one proposal anyway

2/23/2015
Syracuse lacrosse players Dylan Donahue, Ben Williams earn ACC Players of the Week honors

2/23/2015
Former West Genesee stars Dylan Donahue, John Glesener put on show in Syracuse's win over Army

2/23/2015
Syracuse lacrosse goalie Bobby Wardwell firms up starting job after win over Army

2/23/2015
Syracuse lacrosse remains No. 3 in media poll heading into top-5 matchup against Virginia