Recruiting Notebook: Winners From The First Month of The Contact Period

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It has been one month since the September 1st date, which marked the opening of the contact period between 2023’s and college coaches (outside of the service academies who could start contacting 2022 recruits on July 1st). And in this first month of recruitment for juniors there has been a lot of action with over 150 players in the class making commitments to 47 different DI programs over the past month, per the Lacrosse Bucket Recruiting Database.

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Navy Has Seen a Lot of Progress Under Joe Amplo. Can They Keep it Going in 2022?

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Joe Amplo lifted Marquette from a DI lacrosse newbie to a Big East champion in just four short seasons. A similar task awaited him upon his arrival in Annapolis, as he was handed the keys to one of the most historic programs in the game with the mission to steer the ship (no pun intended) back in the right direction.

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Breakout Players From 2021: Specialist

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The 2021 season is in the books by nearly two weeks. And while this past season was like any other, we still witnessed players across the landscape put together breakout seasons. Over the next week, Lacrosse Bucket will be highlighting some of the players who broke out at each position during the 2021 season.

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Breakout Players From 2021: Offense

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The 2021 season is in the books by nearly two weeks. And while this past season was like any other, we still witnessed players across the landscape put together breakout seasons. Over the next week, Lacrosse Bucket will be highlighting some of the players who broke out at each position during the 2021 season.

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Which Teams Saw The Most Production From True Freshmen in 2021?

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The 2021 season was a season in which grad transfers and fifth-year players seemed to dominate the landscape. However, as usual, there were teams that relied heavily on freshmen for production on both ends of the field.

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Top Freshmen From 2021: Defense

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The 2021 season was a season in which grad transfers and fifth-year players seemed to dominate the landscape. However, as usual, there were freshmen at every position that broke through and shined during their first season of college lacrosse.

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Top Freshmen From 2021: Midfield

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The 2021 season was a season in which grad transfers and fifth-year players seemed to dominate the landscape. However, as usual, there were freshmen at every position that broke through and shined during their first season of college lacrosse.

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2021 Schedule Preview: Navy Midshipmen

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While it has taken a bit longer for teams and conference to get their schedules together for the 2021 season due to the Coronavirus outbreak and various restrictions surrounding the virus, Schedule release schedule has finally begun!

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Black Lacrosse Stories: Syd “The Squid” Abernethy

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*This article is part of a month long series, Black Lacrosse Stories, that highlights Black players and coaches who have made an impact on our game, but may be lesser known to many younger players today.*

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Where Each Service Academy Sits With The 2022 Class

September 1st, as it has since the fall of 2017, marked the opening of the contact period between college coaches and junior recruits with the exception of three schools: Air Force, Army, and Navy. The service academies recruit on a timeline that is a little different than the rest, as they can start contacting rising junior recruits on July 1st.

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