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Former Penn midfielder Mitch Bartolo will be using his fifth and final year of eligibility at Rutgers, Inside Lacrosse’s Ty Xanders reported on Thursday afternoon.
Bartolo put up 24 points off 17 goals and seven assists during the Quakers’ 2019 NCAA Quarterfinals run, which include a career-high four-point (3G/1A) outing to help lead Penn in their overtime loss against Yale in that quarterfinal contest.
The Norwalk, Conn., native appeared in all three of the Quakers’ 2020 contests before the season was shut down, scoring two goals and dishing out one assists. In 2021, the Ivy League did not play but Penn did get one game in against Cabrini (DIII). Bartolo had an assist, caused a turnover, and scooped up a groundball in the blowout, 23-9, victory.
At Rutgers, Bartolo enters a program that is coming off an NCAA Quarterfinal berth and loses their top three scorers in Adam Charalambides, Connor Kirst and Kieran Mullins, who combined for 165 (57%) of the Scarlet Knights’ 289 points this past season. Bartolo will likely be able to come in and provide an impact on the offensive end for Brian Brecht’s squad in 2022.
Bartolo is the second grad transfer taking his talents to Rutgers next season, joining former Wesleyan (DIII) attackman Ronan Jacoby. He led Wesleyan in scoring during their five-game 2021 season with 27 points off 22 goals and five assists.
In addition to Rutgers grabbing Bartolo, Hofstra and Jacksonville have also grabbed grad transfers out of the transfer portal recently.
Hofstra has landed former Mount St. Mary’s defenseman Bryan McIntosh. The Jamison, Pa., native was a two-time All-NEC selection and started all 51 games of his career with the Mountaineers. During the 2021 season he was the team leader in caused turnovers with 31 and ranked second in ground balls with 48.
Jacksonville has officially announced that former Tufts (DIII) attackman Max Waldbaum will be joining the Dolphins’ roster as a grad transfer in 2022. The Denver native was the Jumbo’s second-leading scorer during the 2019 season, tallying 80 points (68G/12A) while helping to lead Tufts to an NCAA Quarterfinal appearance. He was their third-leading scorer this season with 46 points off 31 goals and 15 assists.