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Former UAlbany attackman Tehoka Nanticoke has entered the NCAA Transfer Portal as an undergrad. Inside Lacrosse’s Ty Xanders was the first to report the news on Tuesday afternoon.
This news comes less than three months after the senior was dismissed from the Danes’ program in late March.
Nanticoke arrived at Albany as one of the most hyped recruits in recent memory and was an impact player the second he stepped foot on campus. He helped lead the Danes to their first-ever Championship Appearance during his freshman season in 2018 and put up a total of 170 points (195G/61A) throughout his career with the Danes.
The senior attackman saw action in four contest this past season before his dismissal. Nanticoke tallied 23 points off 15 goals and eight assists in those contests.
Nanticoke was expected to be a coveted PLL draft prospect, but was not selected in this spring’s draft. He is a likely top-five pick this fall.
Rutgers Grabs Fifth Grad Transfer
Brian Brecht and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights landed the services of Mount St. Mary’s gras transfer Sam Stephan on Monday night. The faceoff man is the fifth grad transfer Rutgers has added this offseason.
A Millstone, N.J., native, Stephan has been a reliable option at the faceoff dot since his freshman season, where he was named to the NEC All-Rookie team after recording 190 faceoff wins with a .557% win percentage. Stephan went 100-for-176 (.568%) at the dot this past season and ends his career with the Mountaineers with a career win percentage of 52%.
Stephan joins a Rutgers program that is coming off an NCAA Quarterfinal appearance and could use immediate help at the faceoff dot. The Scarlet Knights did make improvement at the dot last season with Jonathan Dugenio going 106-for-268 (.396%) as Rutgers’ primary faceoff man. However, the Scarlet Knights’ still finished in the bottom 15 amongst team faceoff percentage (.392%) in DI.
The Mount St. Mary’s transfer will be able to compete for the starting job upon stepping foot in New Brunswick this fall.
Stephan is the fifth overall grad transfer for Rutgers this offseason and fourth addition over the past week, along with former Penn midfielder Mitch Bartolo, Salisbury defenseman Brad Apgar, and Providence goalie Toby Bugdorf.