Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 8/31/08
Georgetown’s Scott Kahoe, who struggled through injuries since being highly recruited out of Radnor High five years ago, is transferring to defending national champion Syracuse for his final year of eligibility.
Kahoe, a 6-5, 220-poound midfielder who was a high school All-American in 2004, said he has fully recovered from shoulder injuries that caused him to miss the entire 2007 season.
Last year Kahoe returned to the Hoyas’ lineup following shoulder surgery and played in all 13 games, starting two. He had three goals and two assists and scooped six groundballs.
Kahoe was ranked No. 8 among incoming freshmen by Inside Lacrosse in its 2004 recruiting issue. He had six goals and one assist as a freshman in 2005, and scored NCAA playoff goals against Army and Maryland.
Kahoe scored two goals in his sophomore year, appearing in all 14 Georgetown games.
“Georgetown is one of the best undergraduate educations in the country,” Kahoe told Inside Lacrosse, adding that he is now 100 percent healthy. “It’s also great networking and a great social experience…The friends I made there, on the team and off, are ones I hope to keep in contact with forever.”
Kahoe, who was named Central League MVP as a senior and also was named Genuardi’s “Top High School Athlete,” said he feels starting fresh at Syracuse presented a new opportunity.
“The past is the past and I kind of wanted to move on,” he told Inside Lacrosse. “I can’t overemphasize how excited I am to play the style that Syracuse uses.”
Kahoe is the second Philly athlete to transfer to Syracuse in the past 10 days. John Lade, a defenseman and member of the United States Under-19 team who spent his freshman year at Villanova, also has transferred to Syracuse.