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2021 marks PressBox’s fifth annual Best Of edition celebrating the top people, performances and moments of the year.

Best College Athletes: Jared Bernhardt

There are so many statistics and honors relating to former Maryland lacrosse star Jared Bernhardt that could be listed, but it’s difficult not to hone in on the 71 goals he scored during the 2021 college lacrosse season. That’s a new Maryland single-season record and tied for fifth most all time.

What’s more, Bernhardt was a quarterback for Division II Ferris State in the fall, helping lead the Bulldogs to a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. So what’s next for Bernhardt — lacrosse or football?

“Really just trying to take it day by day and then once I have to cross that bridge, I’ll obviously sit down with my family and figure out what I want to pursue,” Bernhardt said in the fall.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Maryland Athletics

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Plus: Check out PressBox’s 2021 Mo Gaba Sportsperson of the Year, Justin Tucker.

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Issue 272 December 2021 / January 2022


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