Yesterday, College Crosse’s Chris Jastrzembski (@CFJastrzembski) broke the news that Logan Wisnauskas will not be returning to the Syracuse Orange but will transfer to the Marlyand Terrapins (there’s a joke in there somewhere about citing sources, I know it). It seems like every other day those guys are breaking news over there.
Couple sources have told me former Cuse attackmen Logan Wisnauskas will head to @TerpsMLax next season. MD returns no starting attackmen.— Chris Jastrzembski (@CFJastrzembski) July 1, 2017
The attackman out of Boys’ Latin is the second offensive player from SU to transfer to UMD in recent years, most of you remember Dylan Maltz, brother of former ‘Cuse standout Derek Maltz, transferred to the Terps back in 2014.
Wisnauskas redshirted last season with the Orange and will be joining the reigning NCAA Champions which returns Tim Rotanz and Jared Bernhardt.
The Sykesville, MD native is one of three attackmen to transfer out of SU in 2017. Gale Thorpe will be headed to the Ohio State Buckeyes and Devin Shewell will reportedly be heading to the Loyola Greyhounds. Interestingly enough, Shewell and Wisnauskas are both alumni of Boys’ Latin in Maryland.
So, where does this leave us? SU has one returning attackman, junior Nate Solomon. Brad Voigt and Stephen Rehfuss are now comfortably in starting roles, depending on how Brendan Bomberry is used.
We’ve had offensive concerns in 2016 and 2017, but I think they are more valid than ever for the 2018 season. Last year Nick Mariano had 34 goals, Jordan Evans had 19, and Sergio Salcido had 18. That’s 71 goals, or rather 37%, of the goals in 2017 which will be missing. That means that the Orange will need bigger production from Rehfuss and Jamie Trimboli, and will need Voigt to really fill into his potential role on the starting attack.