Defender Love Lindborg has transferred from AIC to UMass Lowell. (Photo by Kevin Hicks)
As college programs reload for the 2022 season, the transfer portal provides one avenue for roster growth.
By adding transfers, programs are able to find proven players, who bring experience and other intangibles that incoming freshmen can’t yet provide, because they haven’t been at that level yet.
Players opt to transfer for various reasons. Maybe it’s a career reboot, maybe it was a coaching change at their previous school, or maybe it’s a decision based on academic interests. The COVID-19 pandemic has also provided college players with an extra year of eligibility.
To keep track of who’s going where across men’s college soccer in the region, New England Soccer Journal has its transfer tracker for the 2022 season.