Grad Transfers: St. Lawrence’s Helm and Jordan to Join Duke, Penn State; More DIII Movement

(Photo Courtesy of St. Lawrence Athletics)

St. Lawrence goalie Will Helm will be heading to Durham to join John Danowski’s Duke program next season while Saints attackman Chris Jordan will be heading to Penn State, Lacrosse Bucket has confirmed.

The pair are just a few of the recent notable DIII transfers set to make the jump to DI next season for their fifth and final season of college lacrosse.

A two-year starter in cage, Helm was named a USILA second team All-American and the Liberty League Co-Defensive Player of the Year this past season. He made 194 saves with a 57.9% save percentage, anchoring a defense that allowed 9.6 goals per game and featured the best man-down unit in DIII lacrosse as they came up successful on 89.6% of such opportunities.

At Duke, Helm joins a program that loses its starting goalie of the past two seasons in Mike Adler.

Jordan started each of the past two seasons at attack for the Saints and in 2022 was their leading point-getter as he put up 89 points off 40 goals and 49 assists. He also led the conference in points per game and was named a third team USILA All-American.

In Happy Valley, Pa., Jordan joins a Penn State program that is coming off a 3-11 season and features a youthful roster.

In addition to those two moves, earlier this week Gettysburg midfielder Griffin Gallagher announced that he would be joining North Carolina in 2023. Also, sources have told Lacrosse Bucket earlier this week that Springfield attackman Zac Schutte will be heading to Siena next season.

Tallying 30 goals and five assists this past spring, Gallagher was the Bullets’ third-leading goal-scorer and sixth-leading point-getter. He was the team’s top scoring midfielder.

He will join a transfer class in Chapel Hill that also includes attackmen Sean Goldsmith (Mercer), Logan McGovern (Bryant), and Harry Wellford (Bucknell), as well as Marist LSM JT Roselle.

Schuette led the Pride with 91 points off 52 goals and 39 assists and was named a NEWMAC All-Conference First Team selection. He ends his career at Springfield with a grand total of 153 points off 87 goals and 66 assists. He joins a Siena program that returns its leading goal-scorer from a year ago in Pratt Reynolds (33G/8A).

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