Grad Transfers: Richmond’s Jason Reynolds Headed to Notre Dame, Fant Decides on Saint Joseph’s

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Richmond defenseman Jason Reynolds is expected to join Notre Dame next season as a grad transfer, helping to bolster that signature Irish defense.

A 2021 first-team All-Southern Conference selection, Reynolds has started in ever single game (52) of his Richmond career since he stepped foot on campus as a freshman ahead of the 2018 spring season and has been an all-conference selection each of the three full seasons.

The Chester Springs, Pa., native was a major piece of the Spiders’ top-10 defense during the 2021 season, causing 17 turnovers and gobbling up 23 ground balls. He ends his career at Richmond top five in career caused turnovers in program history (60).

In South Bend, Reynolds joins a defense that ranked third in the nation this past season (8.92 goals per game) and loses two of their top poles in Jack Kielty and Kyle Thorton. However, they do return freshman standout Ross Burgmaster and could return senior Arden Cohen for an extra season.

Another grad transfer out of the SoCon has found a home with VMI attackman Jon Fant headed to Saint Joseph’s for his fifth and final season of college lacrosse. Fant started all but one game during his time in Lexington. He ended the 2021 season as the Keydets’ leading scorer with 34 points off 13 goals and 21 assists.

The Stafford, Va., native joins a Saint Joseph’s team that went 9-4 overall, undefeated (8-0) in conference play, and fell to Bryant in the NEC title game. The Hawks will return, at least, three of their top five scorers from last season in attackmen Ryan Doran, Matt Bohmer, and midfielder Levi Anderson.

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