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Syracuse Lacrosse: Orange snag Denver transfer Brendan Bomberry

Denver midfielder Brendan Bomberry will be transferring from DU to Syracuse for the 2017 season.

NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

It flew a little bit under the radar today but Brendan Bomberry (M) will transfer from the Denver Pioneers to the Syracuse Orange for the 2017 season. He will be one of two Bomberrys on an SU roster that already features Tyson Bomberry. The University of Denver (yea, somehow the University of Denver shortens to DU, which is weird) has already removed the junior from its roster page.

This is a huge pickup for a Syracuse team that graduated two of its top four scorers, a duo that put up 104 points in 2016. Brendan played in 24 games during his two seasons with the Pios, missing the final 11 games of his freshman year, which was a DU title year, due to an academic suspension. He made up for it with 33 points in 2016 while finishing the year leading the country in EMO goals.

During his recruiting process, Syracuse, Ohio State, and then defending national champion Loyola were in the mix but lost out to Denver as he and Zach Miller decided to attend the school together. While it’s not completely clear why he is transferring it’s likely due in part to the brith of his son in 2015.

Internationally, Bomberry scored three goals as part of the 2012 U-19 Iroquois team which upset Team USA in pool play. Additionally he helped Six Nations pick up the 2014 Minto Cup (box lacrosse) when he put up 15 goals over six games.