The University of South Florida Bulls: Miami (FL) Trip

Written by Connor Wilson

Coming into Saturday the Bulls won three straight games and were hungry to make it four. They were also on an away winning streak of three games since their season opening loss to the Seminoles of Florida State University. This game would be important if the Bulls wanted to make a run at the SELC tournament since Miami (FL) was a divisional opponent in the Southeast. The University of Miami (FL), would be the last away regular season game of the season, and the South Florida Bulls wouldn’t be denied.

Editor’s Note: Please welcome Joey Galuppi to MCLA Fan and the LaxAllStars Network. Joey attends the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida. He is an Education major, which he plans to use to get his foot in the door as a lacrosse coach at the high school/college level one day.

Joey plays attack for the South Florida Bulls and proudly wears the number 23. He has played lacrosse for 8 years, and looks to continue to Grow The Game. He has coached for MADLAX-Florida, and looks to continue with them in the near future. He is also a proud alumni of the Barron Collier High School, in Naples, Florida where he played his high school ball.

Go Cougars! Go Bulls! Check out all of Joey’s contributions here.


Throughout the first half the Bulls controlled the tempo, despite missing a few opening opportunities, they found their stride and cashed in a 7-2 lead at half. The second half would be almost identical with the Bulls outscoring the University of Miami Hurricanes 6-2, to give the Bulls a 13-4 win. Recently, the University of South Florida has found its’ identity as a team on both sides of the ball and over the last four games they average 15.5 goals for, and only 6.25 goals against.


Miami Game Key Players: Joey Galuppi (6 Gs, 7 GBs), Patrick Lefanto (4 As, 2 GBs), Grant Wallenfelsz (4-6 FOs, 2 Gs, 2 As, 1 GB), Erik Elderdice (1 G, 2 As), Zak Heinritz (2 Gs, 1 A, 1 GB), Steve Brannen (2 Gs, 1 GB), Nathan Granger (1 A, 1 GB), Dillion Harrington (1 A, 8 GBs), Ryan Dwyer (3 GBs), Ryan Fennell (2-7 FOs), Tieler Gittleman (2 GBs), Kory Johnson (4 GBs), Daniel Lovisek (1 GB), Andy Schilling (1 GB), Patrick Shiel (1-2 FOs), Nick Short (1-3 FOs, 1 GB), Michael Sweeney (1 GB), Gerek Zubka (1 GB), & Anthony Lefanto (3 GBs, 14 Ss, 4 GA, 77.8%).


About the author

Connor Wilson

Connor is the Publisher of He lives in Brooklyn with his better half, continues to play and coach both box and field lacrosse in NYC as much as possible, and covers the great game that is lacrosse full-time. He spends his spare time stringing sticks and watching Futurama.

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