Top Positional Units in 2020: Midfield

(Photo Courtesy of Syracuse Athletics)

The 2020 college lacrosse season is over just five weeks into the season due to the Coronavirus outbreak. But there were still games played this past season, which now feels lost. 

Lacrosse Bucket has been highlighting some of the greatest things from the 2020 college lacrosse season. Here is a look at some of the top midfield units from what we had of this past season, based on their production. 

Syracuse

The Orange finished the shortened 2020 season atop the polls, and much of that success can be attributed to their increased success on offense, where their midfield unit led the charge. Led by Jamie Trimboli (17G/3A), the Syracuse midfield was one of the best and most productive this past season, with their starting line, which also included Brendan Curry (14G/3A) and Tucker Dordevic (10G/4A), producing over 40 percent of their entire offense. They also saw some of their reserve midfielders step up and contribute. 

Duke 

While freshman attackman Dyson Williams was one of the main highlights of the Blue Devils’ offense this past season, their midfield unit produced very well, as has been the case for quite some time in Durham. Their starting line of Owen Caputo (12G/8A), Cameron Badour (8G/7A), and Nakeie Montgomery (9G/6A) combined for a total of 54 points. 

Denver

Led by freshman Jackson Hannah (17G/10A), the Denver Pioneers leaned fairly heavily on their first midfield for offensive production this past season. The Pioneers also saw Alex Simmons (8G/5A) and Ted Sullivan (6G/2A) contribute as starters, while some reserves like Drew Erickson also saw some significant playing time and contributed when needed. 

Michigan

With freshman Josh Zawada (16G/16A) leading the way, the Michigan Wolverines midfield unit saw an uptick in production this past season, as their first line produced 45 percent of the Wolverines offense during the shortened 2020 season. In addition to Zawada, they saw Alex Buckanavage (11G/11A) and Jake Bonomi (5G/4A), who was also a freshman, contribute heavily in the seven games that they did get in. 

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