2011 Men's Lacrosse Roster

Stephen Parker
Michael J. Okoniewski
Michael J. Okoniewski
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11 Joel White

  • Position
    Defensive Midfield
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  • Hometown
    Cortland, N.Y.
  • High School


Finished his career as the Orange’s all-time leader in ground balls (283), points by a defensive player (28) and goals (18) by a defensive player … 28 career games with at least five ground balls ... Two-time team captain.

Senior Year (2011): Named to the USILA All-America First Team and picked as a Tewaaraton Award finalist for the second year in a row … All-BIG EAST First Team selection … Team co-captain … Played in all 17 games as the team’s primary long-stick midfielder … Also manned the wing on faceoffs … Key member of a Syracuse unit that ranked third nationally in scoring defense (6.90 goals per game) and set a school record for man-down defense efficiency, leading the nation at 81.7 percent … Led the team in ground balls (79) and finished second in the BIG EAST in ground balls per game (4.65) … Averaged 5.9 ground balls over the team’s last eight games … Paced the Orange with 30 caused turnovers on the season … Contributed six points (4g, 2a) on offense … Recorded the third two-goal game of his career, picked up four ground balls and forced three turnovers in the regular-season finale against St. John’s … Named the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week (May 8) for his performance versus the Red Storm … Also had two points (1g, 1a) versus Albany … Credited with one assist at Princeton … Collected at least five ground balls in eight of the team’s 17 games, including tying his career high with 10 against Hobart … His 10 ground balls against the Statesmen were the most for an SU player since Matt Abbott had 10 against Princeton in 2009 … Followed it up with four ground balls against Rutgers at the ESPNU Warrior Classic and was named the conference’s defensive player of the week on April 25 … Named to the BIG EAST Honor Roll on April 18 for his performances against Cornell and at the New England Lacrosse Classic versus Providence … Scored his second goal of the season and picked up three ground balls against the Friars … Had seven ground balls and three caused turnovers against Cornell … Became the program’s career ground ball leader with five against Maryland in the NCAA quarterfinals … Set the Orange NCAA single-game, caused-turnover record with four against the Terps.

Junior Year (2010): Became the first defensive specialist to win the Lt. Donald C. MacLaughlin Jr. Award as the nation’s most outstanding midfielder… Tewaaraton Award finalist … USILA First Team All-American … All-BIG EAST First Team honoree … Team-co-captain ... Led SU with 78 ground balls and 31 caused turnovers as the team’s primary long-stick midfielder … Part of a Syracuse unit that led the nation in scoring defense (7.4 goals per game) ... White was second in the BIG EAST and 15th nationally in ground balls per game (5.2) … Had at least five ground balls in a game 11 times … Ranked seventh in the country in caused turnovers per game (2.07) … Also scored 10 points (6g, 4a) … His 10 points ranked third nationally among defensive players and were the fourth-most by an Orange defender in one season … Named the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week and to the ThunderBay/Inside Lacrosse Team of the Week three times … Also earned BIG EAST Honor Roll accolades three times … Scored two goals at Notre Dame to become the first SU defender to tally multiple goals in a game since Joe Ceglia in 2000 … Also scored twice the following week at St. John’s, including a man-down goal … Had a season-best nine ground balls at Cornell, including one to gain the possession that led to Chris Daniello’s game-winner … Guarded Johns Hopkins midfielder Michael Kimmel and ended his 28-game point streak … Also scored his first goal of the year against the Blue Jays … Had a career-best six caused turnovers against Providence … Against Army in the NCAA Tournament, White had seven ground balls to go over 200 for his career … Also had an assist against the Black Knights in the postseason.

Sophomore Year (2009): USILA Honorable Mention All-American … Named to the NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team … Played in 17 games as the team’s primary long-stick midfielder … Also played the wing on faceoffs … Part of an Orange defense that ranked fourth nationally in scoring defense (7.39 goals per game) ... Second on the team with 63 ground balls … Also contributed five goals and three assists … His five goals were most for an Orange long stick since Steve Panarelli had five in 2006 … His eight points were the most for an SU defender since 1998 (Marshall Abrams, 8) … Recorded the first multi-point game of his career with a goal and an assist versus Rutgers … Also scored goals against Virginia, Colgate, Siena (NCAA) and Duke (NCAA) … Had assists against Providence and Johns Hopkins … Collected a career-best 10 ground balls in the win at Loyola … Picked up at least four ground balls nine times, including six in the national championship game against Cornell … Eclipsed 100 ground balls for his career with four against the Big Red during the regular season.

Team USA (Summer 2008): Helped lead the U.S. U-19 National Team to the gold medal and a 7-0 record at the 2008 International Lacrosse Federation (ILF) World Championship in Coquitlam, British Columbia … White was part of a U.S. defense that held four of its seven opponents to fewer than 10 goals and three of its foes to five goals or less, including the first shutout in U.S. U-19 history as the Americans defeated Japan in pool play, 27-0.

Freshman Year (2008): Played in all 18 games as Syracuse’s top long-stick midfielder … Third on the team with 63 ground balls … He also scored three goals and had an assist … Notched his first career goal at Hobart … Also netted goals at Colgate and against Canisius in the first round of the NCAA Tournament … Tallied his first collegiate assist against Johns Hopkins in the national championship game … Established a season high with eight ground balls against Virginia in the Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic … Scooped up at least five ground balls six times.

High School: Led the Cortland Tigers to a Section III Class B runner-up finish … Scored 103 points (55g, 48a) in his senior season … Cortland’s career scoring leader … 2007 Under Armour and U.S. Lacrosse All-American … 2007 Post-Standard All-CNY First Team … Named to the OHSL First Team three times … Two-time MVP and team captain … Member of the Central team that competed at the 2006 Empire State Games … Also played soccer and basketball … Two-time OHSL First Team selection and All-CNY third-team pick in soccer … Tigers’ soccer career leader in goals and points … Two-time soccer MVP … 2006 and 2007 OHSL First Team in basketball … All-CNY Second Team in basketball as a senior … School's career leader in steals … Averaged 19.1 points per game in 2006-07 … Two-time basketball team MVP.

Personal: Joel Edward White … Born in July 1989 in Cortland, N.Y. … Son of Maureen and Harold White … One brother, Steve, played lacrosse at Le Moyne … Child and family studies major.

Year  Games  Shots Goals  Assists Points GBs Faceoffs CTs
2008  18  11 3
 1   4
 2009  17
15 5
 8 63
2010 15 28 6 4 10 78 0-0 31
2011 17 16 4 2  6 79 0-0 30
Totals 67 70 18 10 28 283 0-0 61








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