(Photo Courtesy of Rutgers 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 twelve of the 2021 season:
Michael Sowers, Attack, Duke: The Princeton grad transfer continued to put up numbers as a member of the Duke Blue Devils, tallying five points off four goals and an assist in the Blue Devils’ 13-12 overtime win over Notre Dame.
Jackson Morrill, Attack, Denver: In the Pioneers’ 19-11 victory over St. John’s on Saturday, the former Yale Bulldog led the game with five points off a goal and four assists.
Sean Donnelly, Attack, Drexel: The Syracuse transfer put up four points on one goal and three assists in Drexel’s 12-8 victory over Hofstra.
Connor Kirst, Midfield, Rutgers: Again, the Villanova grad transfers was a leader for the Scarlet Knights this week, helping them defeat Michigan 13-12. Kirst ended the contest with five goals and a assist for six points.
TD Ierlan, Faceoff, Denver: In the Pioneers’ 19-11 victory over St. John’s on Saturday, Ierlan went 12-for-12 (100%) for his second perfect day as a member of Denver.
Colin Kirst, Goalie, Rutgers: Kirst continued his successful season with the Scarlet Knights, making 19 saves in their win over Michigan on Sunday.