Previewing The 2023 Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament

(Photo Courtesy of Saint Joseph’s Athletics)

The 2023 Atlantic 10 tournament gets underway on Thursday, May 4 with the semifinals. The title game will be on Saturday, May 6.

Saint Joseph’s is the top seed. The tournament will be hosted by Richmond.

The Bracket

The Teams

No. 1 Saint Joseph’s (10-4, 5-0 A10)

The Hawks have run through unscathed in their first year of A10 play. The Hawks enter the postseason on a six-game winning streak with their last loss coming to Duke on March 25.

Star Player: Zach Colae, Faceoff

Cole as remained one of the best faceoff men in college lacrosse this season. He has gone 236-for-378 (62.4%) and ranks 10th in DI in save percentage.

X-Factor: Man-Down Defense

Saint Joseph’s is second the conference and ranks 10th in DI in man-down defense, holding their opponents to a 28% conversion percentage in such situations.

Player to Watch: Carter Page, Attack

Page leads the Hawks with 49 points off 44 goals and five assists. He ranks 14th in the nation in goals per game.

No. 2 Richmond (9-4, 4-1 A10)

In year one of the A10, the Spiders have remained as dominant force in their respective conference. Richmond’s only loss in league play came against Saint Joseph’s.

Star Player: Dalton Young, Attack

The senior leads the Richmond offense with 59 points off 23 goals and 35 assists as the quarterback of this squad.

X-Factor: Jared Chenoy, Faceoff

Chenoy has followed up a strong freshman campaign with an equally as good sophomore on, going 165-for-316 (52%) at the dot as a strong asset for the Spiders squad.

Player to Watch: Jake Saunders, Defense

A wily veteran, Saunders is the leader of the Richmond defense out in front. He has recorded 49 ground balls and caused 29 turnovers thus far in 2023.

No. 3 UMass (8-5, 3-2)

In league play, UMass has beaten everybody except the aforementioned top two seeds. The Minutemen have recorded wins over Army, Vermont, and Brown in non-conference play to add to their strong season.

Star Player: Gabriel Procyk, Attack

Procyk leads the Minutemen with 36 points off 22 goals and 14 assists.

X-Factor: Man-Down Defense

UMass is second in DI and first in the league in man-down defense, coming up successful on 76% of such opportunities.

Player to Watch: Matt Knote, Goalie

One of the best goalies in college lacrosse, Knote has made 169 save with a DI-best 59.7% save percentage.

No. 4 High Point (8-7, 2-3 A10)

A big win over Hobart helped push the Panthers into the postseason this spring in year one of the A10.

Star Player: Jack VanOverbeke, Attack

The junior has had a big year, asserting himself as the leader of this offense with 67 points off 34 goals and 33 assists.

X-Factor: Grant Ammann, Defense

The leader of the Panthers’ defense, Ammann leads the team with 36 caused turnovers and has also grabbed 48 ground balls.

Player to Watch: Nick Rizzo, Midfield

Rizzio has started each of the last seven games and has notched 30 points off 16 goals and 14 assists this season.

Tanner’s Picks


Saint Joseph’s vs High Point: Saint Joseph’s

Richmond vs UMass: UMass


Saint Joseph’s vs UMass: Saint Joseph’s


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