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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Notre Dame Looks Locked and Loaded For a Championship Weekend Run

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The ACC is always one of the best conferences in the nation and always has been. But in 2021, it will be different. It could be the most competitive season we’ve seen in the conference in quite some time. And while many point to the loaded rosters that teams like Duke and Syracuse boast, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish aren’t getting as much buzz as they deserve.

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With a Lethal Offense Leading The Way, North Carolina Looks Like a Potential Title Contender in 2021

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Since winning the national title in 2016, the North Carolina Tar Heels haven’t exactly been the best or most consistent program in the ACC. They followed up that national championship season with an 8-8 2017 season that ended with a NCAA quarterfinal loss to UAlbany, and the next two seasons after that they went 7-7 and 8-7. The Tar Heels missed the NCAA Tournament in both 2018 and 2019.

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Pietramala Twins Headed to North Carolina

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Joe Breschi and the North Carolina Tar Heels have gotten a momentum shifting commitment in the class of 2022, as Boy’s Latin, Md., attackman Dom Pietramala announced Wednesday afternoon that he would be taking his talents talents to Chapel Hill. His twin brother, Nick, announced his commitment to the Tar Heels on Monday.

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McDonogh, Md., Defenseman Malachi Jones Discusses Virginia Commitment

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Lars Tiffany and the Virginia Cavaliers picked up a commitment in the 2022 class on Thursday, as McDonogh, Md., defenseman Malachi Jones announced his commitment to the 2019 NCAA champs.

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Mount Siani, N.Y., Attackman Joey Spallina Chooses Syracuse

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John Desko and the Syracuse Orange landed a momentum shifting commitment in the class of 2022 on Tuesday night, as Mount Sinai, N.Y., attackman Joey Spallina announced that he would be taking his talents upstate.

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