Syracuse University has produced thousands of student-athletes over the decades; some memorable, some not so much. We all know what the big names are doing: Carmelo Anthony is an elite NBA Superstar, Donovan McNabb is pursuing that elusive Super Bowl ring, and Marvin Harrison is or is not shooting people.
But what about the individuals who are household names to Orange faithful for the four years in which they don the color, only to fall off the face of the earth upon graduation? What about Pat Kelly, Dave Siock, or Rob Kavovit? What about the McIntosh brothers, Bobby Lazor, and Roy Colsey? Fear not, TheVOTL.com is scouring Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to find the answers.
Our first installment kills two lovebirds with one stone: former men's basketball player Jake Presutti and former field hockey player Brittany Johnson.
Jake Presutti joined the men's basketball team in 2005 as a sophomore after spending his freshman year as the team manager. He played in three games and recoded his first collegiate point off a free throw against Villanova. He played in three games again as a junior and made the transition from walk-on to scholarship player.
Presutti spent the summer coaching at basketball camps around the country at various college campuses. He played in a career-high eight contests in 2007-08. He graduated in May of 2008 with a degree in child and family studies.
Brittany Johnson arrived at Syracuse University in the fall of 2005 on an athletic scholarship for field hockey. She started the first four games of her freshman season, scoring her first collegiate goal against Colgate. She tripled her output as a sophomore, finding the back of the net on three occasions while starting 15 games as a forward.
She'd go onto score just one more goal over her final two years, but her efforts helped take the program from an 11-9 record her freshman year to a 22-2 record in her senior season. Her Orange career came to a conclusion in the 2008 NCAA semifinals when Wake Forrest downed Syracuse 3-2.
Where Are They Now?
Making everyone sick... (Click to enlarge)