UNC loses former standout as Galasso cleared to transfer

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.

Galasso hasn’t said where he plans to transfer, but he will complete his classes for the fall semester.

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