(Photo Courtesy of Stony Brook 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 thirteen of the 2021 season:
Michael Sowers, Attack, Duke: Despite the loss, Sowers put up seven points off one goal and six assists in the Blue Devils’ season finale against arch-rival North Carolina.
Dylan Pallonetti, Attack, Stony Brook: The former Maryland Terrapin continued his successful season with the Sewolves, tallying five points off three goals and two assists.
Kevin Rogers, Attack, High Point: In High Point’s 16-11 win over Jacksonville in a contest that determined the No. 2 seed in the SoCon Tournament, Rogers tallied four points (3G/1A).
Justin Lynskey, Attack, Hofstra: The former Holy Cross Crusader continued to put up numbers for the Hofstra Pride, tallying five goals off three goals and two assists in Hofstra’s 18-14 win over Fairfield.
Kyle Gallagher, Faceoff, Notre Dame: In the Irish’s 22-8 drubbing of Syracuse, Gallagher went 10-for-15 at the faceoff dot to help the Irish faceoff unit combine to dominate the dot, 20-for-32.
Mike Adler, Goalie, Duke: Despite the loss, Adler put recorded 12 saves to anchor the Blue Devils’ defense.