Junior attackman Nicky Galasso has been granted an immediate release for transfer from the North Carolina men’s lacrosse team, coach Joe Breschi announced Tuesday.
“Obviously, it’s disappointing to have a young man like Nicky leave our program,” Breschi said in a press release.
Galasso was the 2011 ACC Freshman of the Year, with 24 goals and a UNC freshman record of 32 assists.
But Galasso broke his foot the following November, and his sophomore campaign starkly contrasted his freshman breakout season.
After returning in February, he played a reserve role and was an extra-man specialist. He scored six goals and had three assists in his last season as a Tar Heel.