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Report: Ryder Garnsey Granted Release From Notre Dame

The rising junior could be on his way to Virginia if everything goes to plan.

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According to Matt DaSilva of US Lacrosse Magazine, Notre Dame Fighting Irish attackman Ryder Garnsey has been granted a release from the university. He is now able to transfer anywhere.

DaSilva also reported that Garnsey, a rising junior, could be on his way to Charlottesville and with the Virginia Cavaliers, an ACC rival for the Irish. That depends on if he can send his academic credits to his new home. According to his bio on Notre Dame’s page, he’s enrolled in the school’s College of Arts and Letters program as a film, television and theatre major.

By the way, he did this to Virginia last year.

Garnsey was an honorable mention All-American and had 20 goals and 23 assists for Notre Dame last year. His 23 assists and 43 points were team highs and was the star of the attack unit with Mikey Wynne and Brendan Gleason alongside him. He won ACC Freshman of the Year honors in 2016 playing with Matt Kavanagh.

Garnsey would have to sit out in 2018 if he transfers within the conference.

It’s another weapon on offense Virginia will get (in two years). They have rising sophomores Michael Kraus at attack and Dox Aitken and Milan Murray at midfield, along with rising junior Ryan Conrad up top. They get another top recruit this upcoming year in Matt Moore, a midfielder from Garnet Valley, which is in the Greater Philadelphia area.

For Notre Dame, well, yikes. Garnsey and Sergio Perkovic will be gone, with Perkovic being their big guy on the midfield. Garnsey was a big assist disher with the team, having nearly 13 of the team’s total assists. If Garnsey goes, Notre Dame will return about 60% of their total scoring, down from a possible 80% (thank you Jake Nazar).

Wynne and Gleason are back at attack (hopefully), and they’ll get freshmen Connor Morin from New Jersey and Culver’s Wheaton Jackoboice as part of a solid recruiting class. Morin is ranked third in Recruiting Rundown’s top 100 seniors, while Jackoboice is 66th. One of them, probably Morin might be starting right away for Kevin Corrigan’s squad. Also at attack are Jack Beare, Stephen Chase, and Tyler Ruhl.

We will never forget his greatest tweet from Selection Sunday.

And a nice little fun fact:

I mean Cuse does have a nice school for his major and it’s closer to his home in New Hampshire than Virginia is!

An update to the player movement tracker:

2017 College Crosse Player Movement Tracker

Player Position Old School New School
Player Position Old School New School
Gabe Anderson Defense/LSM Mercer Boston Univeristy
Matt Barrett Goaltender Virginia Villanova
Will Beecham Midfield/FOGO Mercer Cornell
Logan Bradford Defense Cleveland State Mercer
Kyle Buser Midfield/FOGO Richmond Merchant Marine Academy (D3)
Tyler Canto Goaltender UMass Lowell Towson
Jean-Luc Chetner Midfield Richmond Towson
Peter Conley Attack/Midfield Georgetown Duke
Seth DeLisle Midfield/FOGO Nazareth (D3) Syracuse
Adam Dickson Midfield Ohio Valley (D2) High Point
Hunter Duford Midfield VMI Belmont Abbey (D2)
Luke Fromert Attack Mercer Towson
Connor Harryman Midfield/FOGO Towson Rutgers
Alex Ives Midfield St. Joe's Colgate
Daniel Lanham Midfield/FOGO St. Joseph's Drexel
Matt Lanigan Goaltender Holy Cross Washington & Lee (D3)
Sean Lattimore Attack Onondaga CC Jacksonville
Brendan Luu Midfield/FOGO Colgate Hofstra
Patrick Marks Midfield Rutgers Mercer
Domenic Massimilian Midfield/FOGO Cornell Georgetown?
Matt McIlroy Defense Denver Maryland
Brody McLean Attack Stony Brook Towson
Will McNamara Midfield Virginia St. Joe's
Timmy Monahan Attack Maryland Towson
Alex Morris Midfield Ohio State Richmond
Ryan Ozsvath Attack Stony Brook Ithaca (D3)
Jake Pehlke Defense Monmouth Virginia
Brian Philbin Defense Mount St. Mary's Hofstra
Zach Pinney Defense Onondaga CC Maryland
Marc Pion Defense Harvard Johns Hopkins
Kane Randolph Defense Penn State Towson
Jack Rusbuldt Goaltender Penn State Richmond
Grainger Sasso LSM Onondaga CC Cornell
Justin Schwenk Midfield/FOGO Monmouth Virginia
Devin Shewell Attack Syracuse Loyola
Kai Storrs Defense Maryland Marquette
Drew Supinski Midfield Johns Hopkins Notre Dame
Gale Thorpe Attack Syracuse Ohio State
Alex Tumminello Midfield Maryland Lehigh
Connor Tuturice Defense LIU Post (D2) Monmouth
Logan Wisnauskas Attack Syracuse Maryland