10 Players Primed For Breakout Seasons in 2021

With the college lacrosse season just months away, Lacrosse Bucket is looking forward and examining this upcoming season’s breakout players.

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Ranking College Lacrosse’s Top 15 Jobs

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If you read any form of preseason or offseason content pertaining to college lacrosse, you’ll likely come across one or more pieces of media that dub various teams as “title contenders.” And chances are, the names are usually pretty similar each year. Of course, there is always movement and various programs hit peaks and valleys at different times. But in a sport where only 11 schools have actually won a national title in the NCAA era (1971-now), the programs that have been at the top always seem to stay at the top and are never too down for too long.

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NCAA Stock Watch: Which Teams Improved Their Stock Over The Offseason

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Since the 2020 season was abruptly ended in mid-March due to the Coronavirus outbreak, you could argue that it has been somewhat of a “free agent” frenzy across the college lacrosse landscape. Seniors were announcing their returns to their previous program for a fifth-year or entering their name into the NCAA Transfer Portal in hopes of finding a new home for the 2021 season.

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Villanova is The Big East’s Dark Horse, Again

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Since Mike Corrado took over his alma mater ahead of the 2007 season, the Villanova Wildcats have been a consistent contender in their conference, finishing in the top three almost every single season. They have also made three NCAA Tournament appearances (2009, 2011, 2018), won their conference once (2009), and since joining the Big East have made two title game appearances (2013, 2014).

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Can St. John’s Take Another Step Forward in 2021?

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Since the arrival of Jason Miller, St. John’s hasn’t moved too far up or down the Big East or national pecking order, but they have made some strides and had some very uplifting moments, such as their upset of Notre Dame in 2013.

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Is Providence Ready to Be a Serious Contender in The Big East?

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When talking about and discussing the Big East many usually bring up Denver and Georgetown first and then mention teams like Villanova and Marquette as potential dark horses. After all, these are the teams that have either won or challenged for the title in recent years. But one name that you don’t hear out of too many folks is Providence. But perhaps they should be getting much more respect than they do.

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Is Marquette Ready For a Sizable Jump in 2021?

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In the summer of 2019, Andrew Stimmel returned to Marquette, where he served as the Golden Eagles’ defensive coordinator in 2017, following a three-year stint as the offensive coordinator at Yale to take over the reigns and take on the challenge of being a first-time head coach and upholding the standard that has been set for Marquette lacrosse over their first seven seasons as a program.

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Under Peter Milliman, Johns Hopkins Could See a Fast(ish) Turnaround

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Being the guy after “The Guy” is one of the toughest situations to be in as a head coach in any sport. But what’s even tougher is being the guy after “The Guy” and being tasked with bringing that program back to the level of its glory days.

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How Much Ground Can Georgetown Gain in 2021?

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Since Kevin Warne took over the reigns at Georgetown, it has been a bumpy ride. The Hoyas have enjoyed some enormous highs and some very rough lows. But as of recent, the Hoyas have seen a resurgence under Warne and many see Georgetown as being back.

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