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RIT finished the Coronavirus shortened 2020 season with a 4-0 record and ranked as the No. 5 team in DIII. And they were set to return four of their top four scorers and a huge chunk of their defensive production.
The Tigers have now added even more talent coming into the 2021 season, as former Limestone attackman Larson Sundown announced on Wednesday afternoon that he would be taking his talents to RIT. Sundown announced his transfer decision via Instagram.
In the post, Sundown said, “My time at Limestone has been nothing short of amazing. The people I’ve met and the relationships I’ve made is something I will cherish forever. I’d like to thank my family and friends for supporting me throughout this process.”
The DII All-American, who was a senior in 2020, entered the NCAA Transfer Portal in April as an undergraduate student due to him taking some time off school in the fall of 2017.
Sundown, a Basom, N.Y. native, arrived at Limestone in the spring of 2018 after playing his first two years of college lacrosse at NJCAA powerhouse Onondaga Community College, where he helped lead the Lazers to an NJCAA national championship in 2016.
After redshirting at Limestone in 2018, the 6-foot-1, 195-pound attackman tallied 110 points (70G/40A) in 2019, shattering the Limestone single-season points record while helping lead Limestone to an NCAA DII national championship appearance. He was also named a First Team USILA All-American, Conference Carolinas First Team All-Conference, and the Conference Carolinas Player of the Year in 2019.
During the shortened 2020 season, Sundown tallied 39 points (20G/19A). The Saints were 4-1 at the time the season was cancelled.
In the 2019 WLA Draft, Sundown was selected 13th overall by the Victoria Shamrocks and made a Mann Cup run with the team last summer. He put up 38 points (16G/22A) in 14 games with the Shamrocks during 2019.
Sundown was listed as a top NLL prospect by Stephen Stamp back in October, but told Lacrosse Bucket back in April that deciding to play another year of college lacrosse is worth holding off pro aspirations.“You only get four years of college lacrosse, you can play professionally for a long time after school is done.” Sundown said.
At RIT, Sundown will likely be a heavy contributor next season as the Tigers looks to make another push towards Championship Weekend.