(Photo courtesy of Robert Morris 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, which usually entails 5-8 players.
Here’s some of the top transfer performances from week seven of the 2021 season:
Jimmy Perkins, Attack, Robert Morris: Perkins followed up a season-best performance two weeks ago with an even better performance over the weekend, despite the Colonials’ loss. Perkins put up seven points (3G/4A) to lead Robert Morris in their 12-14 loss against Virginia.
Kevin Rogers, Attack, High Point: In a 20-12 defeat of VMI to open conference play, Rogers put up five points (4G/1A) to help lead the Panthers’ offense.
Matt Stagnitta, Midfield, Jacksonville: Continuing a successful season, the former Johns Hopkins Blue Jay notched five points (3G/2A) to help lead the Dolphins past Mercer on Sunday.
Kyle Gallagher, Faceoff, Notre Dame: The former Penn Quaker continued to impress this past week as he helped lead the Irish to wins over Marquette and Cleveland State. Gallagher went 6-for-8 (75%) against the Golden Eagles and 12-for-13 (92%) against the Vikings.
Liam Donelly, Goalie, UAlbany: Just as he has done all season, Donnelly put up a stellar performance in cage in the Danes’ victory over Binghamton on Saturday. The former Utah Ute ended the day with 14 saves and a 74% save percentage.