One of the biggest transfers has picked his new home.
Former Boston University Terriers attackman Chris Gray will transfer to the University of North Carolina and spend his final two years as a Tar Heel. Gray told Inside Lacrosse’s Ty Xanders his decision.
Gray wrapped up his sophomore season with 49 goals and 62 assists for 111 points. His 62 assists were second in the country, while his 111 points were third. A scoring machine, he tallied at least three points in all 17 games and had at least five points in 15 of them. He was a Second Team USILA All-American selection.
As a freshman, Gray was named the Patriot League’s Rookie of the Year after recording 31 goals and 40 assists for 71 points. He earned USILA All-American Honorable Mention honors.
Gray transferred out of BU for “academic reasons.” Gray was looking for a good business school, and UNC’s Kenan-Flager Business School is one of the best in the country.
As for lacrosse, Gray can be the punch North Carolina’s offense needs. The Tar Heels only had four players with over 30 points, with two of them graduating (Timmy Kelly and Andy Matthews). Gray should be the quarterback of the offense and complement players such as Nicky Solomon (20 Gs, 10 As), Alex Trippi (14 Gs, 5 As), and Jacob Kelly (11 Gs, 6 As) at attack, along with William Perry (26 Gs, 6 As) and Justin Anderson (19 Gs, 6 As) at midfield.
Gray also considered Duke, who sounded like the favorite to land Gray throughout his process, Cornell, Johns Hopkins, and Virginia. Syracuse and Yale were also in the mix, but did not appear as serious contenders.
Chase Scanlan On The Transfer Portal
Loyola Greyhounds freshman midfielder Chase Scanlan plans to enter the transfer portal, also per Xanders.
The former Syracuse verbal commit recorded 43 goals and 15 assists for 58 points with the Greyhounds, earning him Patriot League Rookie of the Year and USILA Second Team All-American honors.
It’s another big blow for Loyola after losing Tewaaraton winning attackman Pat Spencer and goalie Jacob Stover to graduation. The Greyhounds return attackmen Kevin Lindley, Aidan Olmstead and midfielder Peter Swindell on offense. Ross Pridemore looks to be an early candidate to start on offense next season.
Brief Coaching Update
Harvard and Stony Brook are continuing their head coach searches.
Harvard is still having visits with candidates this week, while Stony Brook could have a coach in place by the end of the week, according to multiple sources.