With just over a month left until a national champion is crowned and only a week or two left for most teams around the nation, the NCAA Transfer Portal is starting to heat just as it has each summer since the portal’s inception in the fall of 2018.
Nothing was more of an impact on the college lacrosse offseason than the NCAA Transfer Portal.
While transfers have always been pretty regular in college lacrosse, the portal turned things up a notch. The NCAA’s Transfer Portal allows players to enter their name and test the waters without permission from their current program. The portal has made transferring much easier for the athlete. Continue reading “Top Transfer Performances From Week Zero”→
After entering the transfer portal and leaving the program back in January, former Towson attackman Phil Weis will be transferring to Boston U. in the fall. The Sophomore was named a CAA All-Rookie selection last season at Towson.
The Loyola Blakefield (Md.) product started in 15 games for the Tigers last year, tallying 15 points (8G,7A). His best game with Towson was on February 24th, 2018 when he put up a hat trick in a 12-10 loss against Georgetown.
With Boston U. graduating two attackmen in James Burr and Timmy Ley, Weis should have a spot in the lineup next season. Along side Chris Gray and Jake Cates, Weis should beef up that attack line in terms of talent, and make them even more deadly than they already are.
According to reports, former Fairfield star Colin Burke will be transferring to Utah. The attackman put his name in the transfer portal back at the beginning of the season and hasn’t been with the Stags at all. Burke should have just one year of eligibility at Utah as a grad student.
Burke is a huge pickup for Utah as the leaders for the Stags offense for the three years he played for the Stags. Last season as junior Burke tallied 40 points (17G,23A) for the Stags. As a sophomore in 2017, Burke was named 1st team ALL-CAA and CAA Preseason Player of the Year.
The attackman left Fairfield pretty high up in the record books. Burke is 5th all-time in points with 144 and 7th all-time in assist with 55. Burke is also ranked 9th all-time in goals with 89.
Burke is the second big transfer that Utah has been able to grab for next season. Notre Dame freshman attackmam/midfielder Ramsey McCreary announced last month that he was heading to Utah after playing in just two games for the Irish before leaving the program.
That Utah offense is going scary next year with Burke joining the likes of Jimmy Perkins, Quinn Bucezk, and Ramsey McCreary.
Colin Burke, attackman, has entered the NCAA Transfer Portal and is not with Fairfield for the 2019 season, which would be his senior year. Burke has led the Stags in point for the past three seasons.
Burke is a huge loss to the Fairfield program as he had been the leader for that Stags offense since stepping on the field as a freshman in 2016. Last season as junior Burke tallied 40 points (17G,23A) for the Stags. As a sophomore in 2017, Burke was named 1st team ALL-CAA and CAA Preseason Player of the Year.
The attackman is pretty high up in the record books at Fairfield, 5th all-time in points with 144 and 7th all-time in assist with 55. Burke is also ranked 9th all-time in goals with 89.
Without Burke leading the Stags offense this season they will have to look at guys such as Dylan Beckwith and Taylor Strough. Beckwith had 5 points in the Stags season opening loss against St. Joseph’s. Strough tallied 4 points in the loss.
Burke’s list of potential landing spots is not know at the moment, but we will likely know more as the season winds down. Burke will have one year of eligibility left wherever he lands.
The NCAA’s new transfer rule went into effect on October 15th and players could start putting their names in on that date. If you don’t know the NCAA Transfer Portal is a website that contains a list of players names, email addresses, school, sport, and NCAA ID number. A player’s name goes into the portal after they request a release from their school. The portal has revolutionized the NCAA transfer process as players no longer have to request a release from their head coach as they just notify the compliance office of their intent to transfer.
Players who enter the transfer portal don’t necessarily have to leave as they still can remain part of the team. However, a coach can take away the players scholarship at the end of that semester. Think of it as a type of free agency for college athletes.
There has been much talk of the transfer portal in college football as schools like Miami and Oklahoma have been gaining talent through the portal. The same is true for college lacrosse, but it’s obviously not at the same level yet. I expect the transfer portal to heat up a little more as the season ends.
Over the break in between the fall and spring semesters the transfer portal was giving and taking in college lacrosse as there were quite a few guys who put their names in the portal.
Here is a look at some of the players that have put their name in the transfer portal and have found a landing spot or have yet to do so.
Kevin Lambe, FO/M, Wagner – Bellarmine
Raffaele Bagnato, G, Canisius – High Point
Henry Berg, M, Mount St. Mary’s – Saint Joseph’s
Steven Schneider, M, North Carolina – Michigan
Christian Trahan, FO/M, UMass – Boston U.
Harry Wellford, M, Virginia – Bucknell
Griffin Gelinas, A, Michigan – Gettysburg (DIII)
Jesse James West, A, Lehigh – Montclair State (DIII)
JT Forkin, A, Syracuse – NYIT (DII) (Grad student)
Griffin Demilt, M, Canisius – Denison (DIII)
Nate Arnold, D, Richmond – Le Moyne (DII)
Cody Foster, M, Jacksonville – Southwestern (DIII)
George Wichelns, A, Maryland – ?
Evan Malgier, LSM, Maryland – ?
Zach Green, A, Maryland – ?
Cole Johnston, M, Maryland – ?
Peyton Bogard, LSM, Maryland – ? (Still listed on roster)