Sage Men’s Lacrosse History
Program start: 2019
Coaches: Ryan Lanigan (2019 to present)
Sage announced that it will be adding men’s lacrosse in the summer of 2018. Ryan Lanigan is hired to serve as the program’s first coach.
- Sage plays the program’s first game on February 23, 2019 hosting Western Connecticut State University. WCSU wins 21-8. Bailey Martin scores the program’s first goal.
- Sage record the program’s first win on March 9 as they defeated Medaille College, 13-12 in overtime. Eric Fairhurst scored the game-winning goal. Sage records the program’s first conference win on April 6, beating Elmira College in an Empire 8 contest, 14-4.
- The Sage Colleges' men's lacrosse team wrapped their inaugural season and with the announcement of the 2019 Empire 8 Men's Lacrosse All-Star Teams, two Gators are among the honorees. Sage wrapped their first varsity season of men's lacrosse under the direction of Head Coach Ryan Lanigan, produced a mark of 8-9 overall and 2-6 in the league.
- David Baraniuk, who earned the 2018-2019 Sage Male Rookie of the Year honor at the annual athletic award banquet, was also tapped as the team's Gator of the Year. Despite missing the team's last four games of the year with an injury, he added 51 points on 33 goals with 18 assists. He had eight multiple-goal games along the way and was also selected as the Empire 8 Men's Lacrosse Player of the Week once. Among his single-game highlights was a 12 point effort as Sage defeated Wells and Baraniuk tallied seven goals with five assists. Along the way, he had two game-winning goals and added 37 ground ball pickups with nine man-up goals in 13 starts.
- Ryan Adamczak, also a team quad-captain was the squad's lone senior in 2019. He started all 17 games and was the Gators' primary face-off man. On the season, he added a .498 face-off win percentage, while collecting 57 ground balls in 17 starts.
- David Baraniuk was named the Empire 8 Men’s Lacrosse Player of the Week on March 25, 2019.
- Freshman goalie Michael Capitelli was named the Empire 8 Men’s Lacrosse Goalie of the Week on March 25, 2019.
- Sage's rookie goalie Brandon Maresca earned Empire 8 Goalie of the Week honors on April 8, 2019.
All-Time Empire 8 Men’s Lacrosse All-Stars and Award Winners
David Baraniuk, Honorable Mention Team
Ryan Adamczak, Empire 8 Men’s Lacrosse Sportsmanship Team