(Photo Courtesy of Hofstra Athletics)
Nothing has been more of an impact on the college lacrosse offseason landscape 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 lasts season, portal season was wilder than ever.
Throughout the 2022 season, Lacrosse Bucket will track the performance of transfers from week to week and examine some of the top performers.
Max Waldbaum, A, Jacksonville: After a more than solid debut for the Dolphins against Jacksonville a week earlier, Waldbaum again put on a show to help push Jacksonville past Duke in the program’s biggest win to date. Waldbaum put up six points off four goals and two assists in the upset victory.
Brian Cameron, A, Rutgers: A January addition to the Scarlet Knights’ roster, the former North Carolina had himself a solid debut week with his new squad. After tallying two points off one goal and one assist in his Rutgers debut against Marist in a midweek contest, he tallied five points (4G/1A) to help lead the Scarlet Knights past St. John’s on Saturday.
Kevin Mack, A, Stony Brook: Mack was injured most of his final season with Michigan last year. Healthy again and back on his native Long Island, he led the Seawolves’ offense with four points off one goal and three assists in their one-goal win over Fairfield.
Gerard Kane, A, Hofstra: Kane has had a fairly pleasant first two weeks of the season with the Pride. The 6-foot-2, 225-pound attackman scored four goals to help Hofstra in their 21-9 route of Sacred Heart on Saturday.
Kyle Berkeley, M, Towson: The Tigers didn’t come out on top on Friday night, but it was a solid debut for Berkeley against the Johns Hopkins Blue Jays. The former Maryland Terrapin ended the game with a team-high four goals to help lead the Tigers’ offense.
Will Bowen, D, Georgetown: The former had one heck of a debut with the Hoyas in a season-opening victory against Johns Hopkins Blue Jays, helping hold the Blue Jays to just 3-for-31 in shooting in the final three quarters. Bowen recorded one caused turnover and scooped up five ground balls in the win.
Jacob Williams, D, Stony Brook: Williams shined in the Seawolves’ season-opening win over Fairfield on Saturday. The former Mount Olive Trojan caused three turnovers and scooped up three ground balls to help lead the way on the back end.
Luke Millican, G, Jacksonville: For the second week in a row, Millican came up huge for the Dolphins. This time, it helped them to victory as they pulled off the upset of the year over Duke. Millican made 10 saves in the game, seven of which came in just the second half.