2022 Schedule Preview: Army West Point

(Photo Courtesy of Army West Point Athletics)

The Army West Point Black Knights are the 40th DI team and third in the Patriot League to release their 2022 men’s lacrosse schedule. The Black Knights are coming off a 2021 campaign in which they went 7-4 (5-2 Patriot League). They saw their season end in an 11-10 defeat against Loyola in the conference semifinals.

Black Knights’ 2022 Schedule:

2/12Army West PointUMass
2/19RutgersArmy West Point
2/23Army West PointSiena
2/26Army West PointNJIT
3/2SyracuseArmy West Point
3/6Army West PointHoly CrossPatriot League
3/12LafayetteArmy West PointPatriot League
3/19Army West PointLehighPatriot League
3/26LoyolaArmy West PointPatriot League
4/2BucknellArmy West PointPatriot League
4/9Army West PointColgatePatriot League
4/16CornellArmy West Point
4/23Army West PointNavyPatriot League
4/30Boston U.Army West PointPatriot League

New Opponents

Cornell, NJIT, Rutgers, Siena

Team’s Dropped

Saint Joseph’s

Key Games

2/19 @ Rutgerst: Last meeting in 2020, the Black Knights stunned the Scarlet Knights, 15-4. With this Army squd looking to be a threat in the Patriot League once again and Rutgers coming off an NCAA Quarterfinal run, this one will likely go a bitt differently and could even be a defensive battle on both sides with the amount of talent each has on the back end.

3/2 @ Syracuse: The Black Knights head up to Syracuse again this season to faceoff against a fellow New York State program and usual early-season opponent in Syracuse. Last season, the Orange took down the Black Knights 18-11. Three of the past seven meetings between these two have been decided by just one goal. This year’s contest marks Army’s first against a Gary-Gait led Orange squad.

3/26 @ Loyola: The Black Knights and Greyhounds faced each other twice last season. Army defeated Loyola 12-7 in their first meeting while Loyola got the best of the Black Knights, 11-10, in the Patriot League semifinals. Again, this will be an important game within the conference that holds postseason implications for both squads, who look to compete for a conference title.

4/23 vs Navy: One of the biggest games each year, the Black Knights will welcome in arch rival Navy to Michie Stadium the second-to-last weekend of the regular season for the 102nd all-time meeting between these two schools on the lacrosse field. Navy stunned Army last season, winning 9-4. As always, circle this one and throw out the record books because anything can happen in Army-Navy.

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