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Interesting we have had 4 Attack enter the portal over the last year or so


I was shocked by Cormier given he was likely to start if no play significant minutes, a little less so by Dickson but it great that he could contribute the way he did this year and get another NC. The first year guys are more interesting...here you have two 1st years on a National Championship team entering the portal. While it is noted below, kids can have all sorts of reasons for looking elsewhere it just seems like after 1 Covid year, its kind of hard to evaluate much beyond the lacrosse. And so I wonder what kind of lacrosse expectations did these kids have given that we were 1 year (with a shortened 2020 season) removed from a NC when they arrived. My experience with this is as follows:

- kid arrives and realizes the other players are actually at a level which is beyond his capabilities and if he wants to get playing time he needs to step down a level or two....
-same kid decides he will never play but is ok to be a 4 year scout team
-kid who thinks he should be playing more or higher on the depth chart
-kid who recognizes he has work to do and goes to work on improving his game

While Dickson and Cormier still have a lot of eligibility they had both been around the program for several years, but for these 1st years and in Maher's case midseason to jump in the portal after just a single season with a abbreviated fall is interesting.

To be clear, I am a fan of the portal and like the fact that kids can go explore other options if things are not working out or meeting their expectations but I do wonder if 1 really unique year is enough to make a really informed decision.

(In response to this post by rocket)

Posted: 06/10/2021 at 09:21AM



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