Top Freshmen 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 freshmen from the 2020 season on the offensive side of the field.

Josh Zawada, M, Michigan

Zawada, a Hill Academy (Ont.) product, certainly lived up to the hype he came to Ann Arbor, Mich, with as he came out and put on a show every single game. The 6-foot-1, 175-pound Raleigh, N.C. native led the Wolverines in scoring, tallying 32 points (16G/16A) during his freshman campaign. 

Dyson Williams, A, Duke

Perhaps no freshman get as much attention during their freshman campaign as Williams did. Also a product of the Hill Academy (Ont.), the 6-foot-2, 200-pound attackman found a way to light up the scoreboard almost every game. Williams ended the season with 30 points (25G/5A),which included a seven-goal game against Richmond. 

Richie LaCalandra, A, LIU

LaCalandra’s impressive freshman campaign was one of the Sharks’ highlights of the 2020 season, which was their first as a DI program. The Long Island native led the Sharks in scoring, tallying 28 points (11G/17A) in seven games and seven starts. 

Brandon Dodd, A, Air Force

Dodd came onto the scene in game one for the Falcons as he helped lead them to a season-opening upset over Duke. The Logan, Utah native kept up the pace after that season-opening eight-point game, finishing the year as the Falcons’ leading scorer with 27 points (11G/16A). He ended the season with another eight-point game against Canisius.

Michael Long, M, Cornell

After a scoreless collegiate opener against UAlbany, Long started to find his own and by the end of the season was one of the Big Red’s primary targets, adding even more depth to their already impressive offense. The Mendham, N.J. native ended the season with 19 points (11G/8A). 

Christian Mule’, A, Lehigh

The 5-foot-9, 160-pound Dix Hills, N.Y. native shined in the Mountain Hawks’ opener against Utah and never seemed to take his foot off the gas, putt together an impressive freshman campaign. Mule’ ended the season with 21 points (16G/5A). 

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