Breakout Players From 2020: Offense

The 2020 college lacrosse season is over just five weeks into the season due to the Coronavirus outbreak. But that doesn’t mean that we still don’t have great memories from this season, which now feels lost. 

Over the next few weeks, Lacrosse Bucket will be highlighting some of the greatest things from the 2020 college lacrosse season, including games, plays, teams, and more. Here are some of the best breakout players from the 2020 season on the offensive side of the field. 

*Note: This list will not include freshmen. We will have a separate list looking at some of the best freshmen from this past season.*

Will Yorke, Attack, Bucknell

Yes, diehard lacrosse fans knew of Will Yorke and how elite of a shooter he was in 2019. But the Chicago, Ill. native really popped off this season, asserting himself into the conversation as one of the best scorers in the country, especially after scoring nine goals in the Bisons’ last game of the season against Marist.

Through just six games, Yorke tallied 31 points (25G/6A) and was averaging 5.17 points per game. At that rate, he would have surpassed his career record of 45 points in a season, which he set in 2019 with 34 goals and 11 assists. 

Sean Goldsmith, Attack, Mercer

The 6-foot-4, 124-pound Jamestown, N.C. native is the nation’s leading goal scorer with 42 points (34G/8A). One of the most lethal offensive players in the country, Goldsmith accounted for 29 percent of the Bears’ goals this past season. 

Goldsmith did have an impressive freshman season in 2019, but as a sophomore, he was on track to either double or triple his point total from the season prior, was 33 points (24G/9A). 

Tommy Schelling, Attack, Lehigh

The Warren, N.J. native had one heck of a sophomore campaign as he really broke out onto the main stage of elite offensive players in the Patriot League. And his rise, in the minds of many lacrosse fans, started in the Mountain Hawks’ first game of the season when he scored a career-high nine points against Utah. 

Schelling tallied 33 points (22G/11A) through six games, surpassing his freshman season point total of 30 points (17G/13A) through 17 games and 12 starts. 

Dylan Watson, Attack, Georgetown

The Georgetown Hoyas end the 2020 season with a 6-0 record. And a huge part of their success this season can be attributed to their fiery offense, which sophomore Dylan Watson had a huge hand in. 

A native of Guelph, Ontario, Watson tallied 25 points (23G/2A) this past season. The sophomore worked fantastically alongside Jake Carraway in a Batman and Robin type of duo. 

Jack Hannah, Midfield, Denver

Hannah was, arguably, the best offensive midfield in the country this past season. The junior out of Milford, Ohio was on pace to surpass his point total of 34 points (16G/18A) in 2019 as a sophomore. 

With Hannah as their leading point scorer, the Pioneers had one of the most exciting and electric offenses in the nation. Hannah ended the 2020 season with 27 points (17G/10A) through seven games. 

Austin Popovich, Midfield, Robert Morris

After a solid junior campaign, Austin Popovich really stepped up his game as a senior for the Colonials. The Ohio Native especially upped his game as a shooter, ranking as one of the top five scorers in the NEC. 

Popovich ended the season with 27 points (18G/9A) through six games this past season. The senior has already surpassed his career record of 27 points the season prior. 

Others

Dylan Gergar, A, Penn

Jackson Reid, M, Ohio State

Owen Caputo, M, Duke

 

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