2022 Schedule Preview: Hofstra Pride

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The Hofstra Pride are the 27th DI program and fourth in the CAA to release their 2022 men’s lacrosse schedule. The Pride are coming off a 2021 campaign in which they went 8-6 overall (4-4 CAA) and fell to Drexel in the CAA title game, 15-11.

Pride’s 2022 Schedule:

DateHomeAwayNotes
1/29HofstraQuinnipiacScrimmage
2/5HofstraMerrimack
2/12HofstraSacred Heart
2/18HofstraNavy
2/25HofstraLIULI Tournament
2/27HofstraSt. John’s/Stony BrookLI Tournament
3/5VillanovaHofstra
3/8HofstraBinghamton
3/12HofstraManhattan
3/19HofstraRutgers
3/26ProvidenceHofstra
4/2FairfieldHofstraCAA
4/9DelawareHofstraCAA
4/16DrexelHofstraCAA
4/23HofstraUMassCAA
4/30TowsonHofstraCAA

New Opponents

Binghamton, LIU, Manhattan, Merrimack, Navy, Providence, Rutgers, Villanova

Team’s Dropped

Wagner

Key Games

2/25 vs LIU: Hofstra will host a four-team mini, in-season tournament between fellow Long Island-based programs LIU, Stony Brook, and St. John’s. The Pride will play LIU in their first game of the weekend and the winner will play the winner of Stony Brook-St. John’s. The tournament is a very intriguing wrinkle to the schedule and it’ll be interesting to see how things play out.

3/5 @ Villanova: The Pride’s first road contest of the season will come against the Villanova Wildcats. Facing each other 14 times since 2002, the Pride and Wildcats are tided in the all-time series, 7-7. Villanova has won the past four meetings, which included a 10-8 victory in 2020 and 10-9 overtime win in 2019.

4/30 @ Towson: Hofstra ends the season on the road against Towson in a game that could have serious postseason implications in an always wild CAA. The two met twice last season with the Pride winning the first meeting 8-7 and Tigers winning the second, 10-8. Hofstra looks to be in a bit of rebuilding mode this season and Towson wants to get back on track after a few sub par seasons, so this one could be very important for both sides.

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