The Summer Recruiting Wave Is Here For The 2022 Class

(Taft midfielder Ben Spinelli is one of nine 2022s who have flipped since June 1st| Photo Courtesy of Taft Lacrosse)

While the contact period for juniors opens up on September 1st, that doesn’t mean that every program fills up their class in the first few months of the contact period. It is nothing new to see schools at all levels take commitments the summer following the contact period opening, and in some cases we even see schools take players after their senior season is over. That very situation has played out for multiple players in the 2021 cycle.

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Winners From The Transfer Portal Thus Far

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The college lacrosse offseason is far from over, but as August quickly approaches more players are finding homes and the majority of the “big name” players are already off the board.

While there will still be a number of roster changes that take place before fall ball gets underway, and plenty more before the start of the 2022 season, here’s a look at some of the programs that have been the winners of the NCAA Transfer Portal thus far.

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Penn State Continues Summer Recruiting Hot Streak

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Since the dead period was lifted on June 1st, no team has made more headway on the recruiting trail than the Penn State Nittany Lions. Jeff Tambroni’s program has built half of their 2022 class in just the past month with four commitments – including three flips – since late June.

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Ohio State Adds Hobart Grad Transfer Drew Blanchard

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Former Hobart faceoff man Drew Blanchard confirmed to Lacrosse Bucket on Wednesday afternoon that he will be heading to Ohio State as a grad transfer with two years of eligibility left.

Blanchard joins attackman Jason Knox as one of two former Statesmen who have decided to finish their college lacrosse career’s with the Buckeyes. News of Knox’s transfer to Ohio State came out yesterday.

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EJ Vasile Flips Commitment From Bellarmine to Lehigh

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Kevin Cassese and the Lehigh Mountain Hawks have landed their 10th commitment in the 2022 cycle.

Calvert Hall (Md.) attackman/midfielder EJ Vasile flipped his commitment from Bellarmine to the Mountain Hawks on Tuesday evening. He committed to the Knights in January.

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