2022 Schedule Preview: UMass Lowell River Hawks

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The UMass Lowell River Hawks have released their 2022 men’s lacrosse schedule, becoming the 53rd DI program to do so and seventh from the America East to do so. The River Hawks are coming off a campaign in 2021 in which they went 1-8 overall (1-7, America East) against a conference-heavy schedule.

River Hawks’ 2022 Schedule:

DateHomeAwayNotes
1/29UMass LowellBentley (DII)Scrimmage
2/5BryantUMass LowellScrimmage
2/12UMass LowellQuinnipiac
2/19UMassUMass Lowell
2/26UMass LowellSiena
3/5MerrimackUMass Lowell
3/12UMass LowellSacred Heart
3/16Stony BrookUMass LowellAmerica East
3/19UMass LowellJacksonville
3/26NJITUMass LowellAmerica East
4/2UMass LowellUAlbanyAmerica East
4/9UMass LowellVermontAmerica East
4/16UMass LowellUMBCAmerica East
4/19UMass LowellHoly Cross
4/30BinghamtonUMass LowellAmerica East

New Opponents

Quinnipiac, Siena, Sacred Heart, Jacksonville, Holy Cross

Team’s Dropped

Hartford (not playing a full America East schedule in 2022)

Key Games

3/26 @ NJIT: Playing as conference opponents for the first time last season, the River Hawks fell to the Highlanders 14-10 to mark their first-ever loss against NJIT. With the two expected to be in similar spots again this season, expect another close contest. UMass Lowell holds a 4-1 lead in the all-time series.

4/19 vs Holy Cross: In-state foes, UMass Lowell and Holy Cross have played twice in history (2019, 2020). During their last meeting, the Crusaders pulled out a 14-13 overtime victory. This year’s meeting marks the first between the two under the J.L. Reppert era at Holy Cross, and will be interesting to see how things play out.

4/30 @ Binghamton: The River Hawks close out the regular season on the road against the Binghamton Bearcats, whom they fell against 11-9 last season in their lone meeting. A win against the Bearcats would be big for a UMass Lowell program looking to push forward.

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