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Notre Dame men’s lacrosse star Ryder Garnsey to transfer, possibly to Virginia

Attackman would have two years of eligibility, but sit the 2018 season

Inside Lacrosse Photo: Jaclyn Borowski

According to US Lacrosse Magazine, sophomore attackman Ryder Garnsey is transferring out of the Notre Dame men’s lacrosse program—and has his eyes set toward Charlottesville.

Virginia lacrosse fans will remember Garnsey mostly for the dagger he sunk in Hoo hearts this spring, scoring an overtime game-winner and celebrating with a “dead fish” dive. (Skip to 2:50 to relive it, if you must.)

Garnsey led the Irish with 43 points on 20 goals and 23 assists. He was the ACC Freshman of the Year in 2016 and was named an honorable mention All-American this past year. He would need to sit out a season, but would have two years of eligibility remaining for 2019 and 2020. That would put him on an attack unit with Michael Kraus, who followed Garnsey by winning ACC Freshman of the Year in 2017.

This would be unabashedly good news if Lars Tiffany and the coaching staff get Garnsey to join them, adding a major offensive weapon at a conference foe’s expense. We’ll track the story and let you know how things develop.