2022 Schedule Preview: Hobart Statesmen

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The Hobart Statesmen are the 32nd DI team and fourth from the NEC to release their 2022 men’s lacrosse schedule. The Statesmen are coming off a 2021 campaign in which they went 6-3 overall (6-3 NEC) against a NEC-only schedule. The Statesmen saw their season end in the NEC semifinals in a 14-12 loss against eventual NEC champion Bryant.

Statesmen’s 2022 Schedule:

DateHomeAwayNotes
1/22HobartMichiganScrimmage
1/29HobartProvidenceScrimmage
2/5Yale & FairfieldHobartScrimmage
2/12HobartCanisius
2/19HobartLehigh
2/25ColgateHobart
3/1CornellHobart
3/6SyracuseHobart
3/19Sacred HeartHobartNEC
3/26HobartBryantNEC
4/2Saint Joseph’sHobartNEC
4/9HobartWagnerNEC
4/16MerrimackHobartNEC
4/23HobartLIUNEC
4/30HobartMount St. Mary’sNEC

New Opponents

Canisius, Colgate, Cornell, Lehigh, Syracuse

Team’s Dropped

N/A

Key Games

3/1 @ Cornell: After not playing in either 2020 or 2021, the Statesmen and Big Red renew one of the most historic rivalries in college lacrosse. First meeting in 1898, the Cornell holds a firm, 87-47-4 series lead. Hobart’s last win over the Big Red came in 2017 when they secured a 16-8 victory. This will mark Hobart’s first meeting with Cornell in the post-Jeff Teat era and first meeting with Connor Buczek as the head coach.

3/6 @ Syracuse: Just five days after playing one historical rival, the Statesmen will travel to Syracuse to play the Orange in the battle for the Kraus-Simmons Trophy. The two have also not met since 2019. Syracuse holds a 78-26-2 lead in the series, which dates back to 1916. Hobart’s last win over Syracuse came in 2013 by was of a one-goal, 13-12, victory.

3/26 vs Bryant: The Statesmen were one of only two teams to beat the eventual NEC champion Bryant Bulldogs last season, winning 11-10 in a contest that was all knotted at 9 heading into the final stanza. Bryant later beat the Statesmen 14-12 in the NEC semifinals. With both expected to be top-flight teams in the NEC once again this season, this game could come down to the wire again and have postseason implications.

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