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Harvard goalie Kyle Mullin and Yale faceoff man Joe Neuman will both be heading to play for the Rutgers Scarlet Knights as grad transfers in 2023. Both players confirmed their decisions to Lacrosse Bucket on Friday afternoon.
A three-year starter for the Crimson, Mullin was an Ivy League Honorable Mention select this past season while helping lead Harvard to an 8-5 (3-3 Ivy League) record and to their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2014.
In 2022, Mullin made 153 saves with a 50% save percentage. That included a season-high 18-save performance against Princeton. He ends his career at Harvard with a career total of 389 saves, which puts him 10th all-time in program history.
At Rutgers, Mullin will have the opportunity to compete for a starting job with the graduation of goalie Colin Kirst.
Neuman arrived at Yale as one of the highest-rated faceoff men in the 2018 recruiting class and sat behind all-time great TD Ierlan in 2019 and 2020. Neuman played in six games this past season and went 20-for-39 (51%) at the faceoff dot.
At Rutgers, Neuman adds to a faceoff room that will see Jonathan Dugenio back for his senior season after going 194-for-387 (50%) in 2022. Neumann will have two years of eligibility to use at Rutgers.