Nothing was more of an impact on the college lacrosse offseason than the NCAA Transfer Portal.
While transfers have always been pretty regular in college lacrosse, the portal turned things up a notch. The NCAA’s Transfer Portal allows players to enter their name and test the waters without permission from their current program. The portal has made transferring much easier for the athlete.
Throughout the 2020 season, Lacrosse Bucket will track transfers performances week to week and examine some of the top performers.
Here are the top transfer performances from week two:
Chris Brandau, G, Maryland: The Terrapins came from behind, once again, on Saturday to take down the Penn Quakers by a score of 17-15. Brandau was a huge part of the Terrapins’ comeback, making 19 saves and recording a .559 save percentage. He also gobbled up four ground balls, as well.
Chris Gray, A, North Carolina: Gray continued his impressive start in Chapel Hill on Saturday, helping the Tar Heels to a dominating victory over Lafayette. Gray ended the game with seven points (3G/4A).
Chase Scanlan, A, Syracuse: One of the highest profile transfers over the summer, Scanlan continued to show us why he is donning the No. 22 jersey for the Orange this season. The Irving, N.Y. native tallied five points (2G/3A) in Syracuse’s blowout win against Binghamton.
Colin Hinton, D, Jacksonville: A JuCo transfer from Anne Arundel CC, Hinton has already made an impact as a starter on defense for John Galloway’s Jacksonville Dolphins squad. In the Dolphins’ 11-9 victory over Marquette, Hinton caused three turnovers and scooped up two ground balls.
Jared Warner, M, Villanova: Despite the loss, grad transfer Jared Warner was an absolute difference maker at the defensive midfielder spot for the Wildcats against Yale on Saturday. The former Penn Quaker ended the contest with a team-high five ground balls.
Renz Conlon, FO, Stony Brook: The Seawolves began a new era with Anthony Gilardi at the helm this week, defeating St. John’s in an overtime thriller on Tuesday and losing a tough one against Fairfield on Saturday. Conlon got the starting nod at the faceoff dot in both contest. The Franklin Pierce (DII) transfer went 11-of-24 against St. John’s and 13-of-24 against Fairfield.