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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Ivy League Postpones Spring Sports Until March

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The Ivy League will be cancelling winter sports and postponing spring sports until at least March, per multiple reports. The league reportedly notified coaches on a Zoom call on Thursday night following a meeting with the university presidents earlier in the day.

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How Far Will Penn’s Goalie Pipeline Extend?

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No team has seen quite the level of play in between the pipes as the Penn Quakers have over the past half-decade. From Reed Junkin’s freshman season in 2016 to Patrick Burkinshaw, who is heading into his junior year (second season at Penn) in 2021, the Quakers have had the pleasure of housing two of the most elite goalies in college lacrosse.

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Recruiting Notebook: Loyola, Penn, Johns Hopkins Hit October Hot Streaks

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It has officially been two months since the September 1st date, which was the first date that college coaches (outside of the service academies who could start contacting 2022 recruits on July 1st) could contact 2022 recruits.

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What Will a Post Michael Sowers World Look Like at Princeton?

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*Note: It was reported back in September by Matt Kinnear of Inside Lacrosse that at least 20 members of the Princeton men’s lacrosse team planned to opt out of the 2021 season. Who the opt outs are and whether they will stick has not been made public. Due to that some players mentioned in this article may not be playing this spring*

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How Sustainable Was Penn’s 2019 Season?

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In the 1980s, winning Ivy League titles and making NCAA Tournament runs were pretty normal at Penn. The Quakers finished either first or second in the Ivy League seven out of Tony Seaman’s eight-year stint. They also made the NCAA Tournament six of those seasons, losing in the Quarterfinals – which was the first round until 1986 – four of those times, making the semifinals once, and losing in the first round once. But that level of consistency seemed to leave Penn with Tony Seaman when he departed for the Johns Hopkins job following the 1990 season.

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In Year Two of The Byrne Era, Harvard Has Talent and Upside

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At one of the most historic and most underperforming programs (according to some) in the Ivy League, Gerry Byrne has the ability to build something special and all signs point to the winds starting to shift in Cambridge.

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Harvard Provides “best of both worlds” For Peach State Faceoff Man

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Head coach Gerry Byrne and the Harvard Crimson landed a commitment in the 2021 class on Wednesday night, as Westminster, Ga. faceoff man Dylan Farley flipped to the Crimson from DIII Williams. Farley initially committed to the NESCAC school in early July.

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