(Photo Courtesy of Villanova 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.
Kevin Mack, A, Stony Brook: The Seawolves took home the inaugural Long Island Cup last week, beating St. John’s and LIU to earn the right to be called Long Island’s best. Mack had seven points in those two contests, having four goals and two assists against St. John’s and dishing out an assist against LIU.
Luke Keating, A, Villanova: The Former F&M Diplomat continued his strong play with the Wildcats, tallying five points off four goals and one assist in their 16-9 win over Fairfield.
J.P. Basile, A, Villanova: A former Duke Blue Devil, Basile also had five points against the Stags, scoring three goals and dishing out two assists.
Nick DeMaio, A, Towson: In the Tigers’ triple overtime loss to Richmond, DeMaio had himself a day with eight points off six goals and two assists.
Sean Lulley, A/M, Duke: Lulley had his best game as a Blue Devil last week, scoring five goals and two assists in a midweek victory against Delaware. He then had two points (1G/1A) against his former team in Penn on Saturday.
Conor Calderone, FO, Boston U.: In the Terriers’ victory big 16-7 victory over UMass, Calderone went 12-for-24 (50%) at the dot to continue being the spark plug he has been for Boston U. throughout this young season.
Ian Groom, FO, Hampton: The Pirates went 0-2 last week, but Groom was a bright spot. He went 16-for-22 (72%) against VMI before putting up a 50% (14-for-28) performance against Bellarmine.
Emmett Jennings, LSM, Johns Hopkins: The former Providence Friar had his best game as a Blue Jay in their loss to North Carolina on Sunday, scooping up three ground balls and causing one turnover.
Jacob Williams, D, Stony Brook: Williams continues to be a leader for the Seawolves’ defense, tallying three caused turnovers and scooping up two ground balls in their two games last weekend.
Luke Millican, G, Jacksonville: The Dolphins keep winning and Millican keeps playing lights out to help lead them on the back end. Last week, the former Tar Heel made 11 saves in their win against Denver before recording 13 against Air Force while also scoring a goal from beyond the midline.