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Syracuse Lacrosse: Ohio State's Willie Klan Transferring to SU

It appears goalie Willie Klan is the most recent player to confirm a transfer to Syracuse. The Rochester native will be making the move from Ohio State to SU for the fall of 2016.

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After confirmation a few days ago that Henry Grass would be joining the Syracuse Orange as a transfer from Johns Hopkins, the news continued to flow this week.

Ty Xanders confirmed on Tuesday in a tweet that goalie Willie Klan will be transferring from Ohio State to Syracuse.

Klan hails from Rochester, NY, where he played at Penfield and was named a 2015 Under Armour All-American. Inside Lacrosse rated him the #24 incoming freshman in his class and the rising sophomore is currently a member of the Team USA U-19 roster. The OSU stats have him making an appearance in the Hofstra game but do not have him listed in the goalie statistics so it's unclear if he actually saw the field or if that was simply a mistake.

Nevertheless, it appears that Klan will have four years of eligibility remaining when he arrives at Syracuse. However, given that Syracuse is returning three goalies including Evan Molloy, Tyler Avallone, and Dom Madonna (a former transfer from Merrimack College) this is a move to sure up the position for the future.

Back in February, Ty Xanders also tweeted out that he had confirmation from 2015 US Lacrosse All-American Stephen Rehfuss of his impending transfer from Holy Cross to Syracuse for the fall of 2016.

Joining the transfer list may also be Nick Sawyer from OCC.

In addition, rumors have began popping up that attackman Robert Orazietti may also be joining the Orange this fall, although I want to note that there is no confirmation on this yet. Robert, the older brother of Syracuse's Alec Orazietti, was a 2012 US Lacrosse All-American and played his freshman year at UMass before transferring to Lafayette where he played his sophomore and junior seasons. In those two years the older Orazietti brother started 25 games and netted 35 goals. However, Robert did not play in 2016 and was not listed on Lafayette's 2016 roster.