Former Loyola midfielder Chase Scanlan has transferred to Syracuse, as first reported by Inside Lacrosse’s Ty Xanders. The rising sophomore entered the NCAA Transfer Portal back on June 18th. According to reports Scanlan’s decision came down to Syracuse and Virginia, while he also looked at Johns Hopkins, Cornell, and Maryland.
Scanlan was once committed to Syracuse but de-committed from the Orange about a year later. He then committed to Loyola during the winter of his junior year of high school.
The Irving, N.Y. native and IMG Academy (Fla.) grad was very highly touted coming in as a freshman and lived up to the hype. Scanlan tallied 58 points (43G,15A) as a freshman while helping led the Greyhounds to an NCAA quarterfinal appearance. Scanlan was a key part of the Greyhounds offense, ranking third in points.
Named a second-team USILA All-American, Scanlan is expected to be a big part of the Syracuse offense for the next few seasons. At Syracuse, he will join the likes of midfielders Jamie Trimboli and Brendan Curry. Also, star midfielder Tucker Dordevic will be back on the field for the Orange next season after sitting out with an injury in 2019.
While Scanlan played midfield at Loyola he is a very versatile offensive threat and could possibly play either position for the Orange. He has Also, Scanlan has been offered and will wear the famed No. 22 jersey for the Orange.
Syracuse is also much closer to home for him, being a native of Irving, N.Y. and being a member of the Seneca Nation within the Iroquois Confederacy.
Scanlan is one of the biggest offensive stars to transfer offseason along with former Boston U. attackman Chris Gray who will be taking his talents to North Carolina.