(Photo Courtesy of Notre Dame Athletics)
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 and with the extra eligibility given to spring sport athletes last season, portal season was wilder than ever.
Throughout the 2021 season, Lacrosse Bucket will track the performance of transfers from week to week and examine some of the top performers.
Here’s some of the top transfer performances from week four of the 2021 season:
Dylan Pallonetti, A, Stony Brook: Despite the Seawolves loss, Pallonetti had one heck of a performance n his first Long Island Rivalry contest. The attackman tallied a career-high eight points (5G/3A) to lead the Seawolves’ offense in the game.
Michael Sowers, A, Duke: The fifth-year attackman did what he does and continued to tear it up as one of the leaders for the Blue Devils’ offense on Saturday in their victory over Air Force. Sowers ended the game with eight points (3G/5A).
Jackson Morrill, A, Denver: In the Pioneers’ victory over Providence last week Morrill, again, led the way for the offense. The former Yale Bulldog ended the contest with seven points (4G/3A).
Nicky Petkevich, A, Georgetown: After a not too eye-popping debut, the former Colgate Raider found his footing and went to work this past week. Petkevich scored four goals and dished out one assist, totaling five points in their win over St. John’s.
Kyle Gallagher, FO, Notre Dame: The former Penn Quaker had one heck of a debut with the Fighting Irish on Saturday in their win over Robert Morris. Gallagher not only went 13-for-15 (87%) at the faceoff dot, but also added two assists.
Jon Dugenio, FO, Rutgers: Likely the most underrated transfer of the 2020 offseason, Dugenio has made an immediate impact since arriving at Rutgers. Last week he went 17-for-34 (50%) at the dot and added two goals in their win over Ohio State.
Liam Donnelly, G, UAlbany: In his debut as a Great Dane, Donnelly put on an impressive display in cage. The former Utah Ute recorded 10 saves with a 53% save percentage to help them eclipse Colgate, 15-9.