(Photo Courtesy of Delaware Athletics)
The 2023 CAA tournament gets underway on Thursday, May 4 with the semifinals. The title game will be on Saturday, May 6.
Delaware is the top seed and thus the host.
No. 1 Delaware (10-4, 6-1 CAA)
The Blue Hens come into the conference tournament as the top seed for a third consecutive season and will be looking to make their way back to the top of the mountain for a second consecutive season.
Star Player: Tye Kurtz, Attack
Kurts leads the Blue Hens with 70 points off 46 goals and 24 assists as a member of that highly-productive attack unit.
X-Factor: Matt Kilkeary, Goalie
Kilkeary has continued to live up to expectation, making 140 saves with a 52.4% save percentage to anchor the Blue Hens defense.
Player to Watch: Owen Grant, Defense
One of the most exciting poles in college lacrosse, Grant makes plays all over the field. He has recorded 41 ground balls, 32 caused turnovers, and seven points (6G/1A) this season.
No. 2 Drexel (8-5, 5-2 CAA)
It’s been a solid season for the Dragons with their only two conference losses coming against Hofstra in a one-goal loss and against Delaware.
Star Player: Sean Donnelly, Attack
Donnelly has continued to be a key figure in this Drexel offense, scoring 32 goals and dishing out 10 assists for 42 points as he leads the team on that end.
X-Factor: Justin Joseph, Faceoff
A LIU grad transfer, Joseph has brought much-needed success at the dot for Drexel after multiple years of inconsistent play at the position. Joseph has gone 168-for-331 (56%) this year.
Player to Watch: Ross Blumenthal, Goalie
The grad student has continued to be a strong backstop for the Drexel defense, making 137 saves with a 51% save percentage.
No. 3 Stony Brook (10-4, 3-2 Big East)
Year one in the CAA has been a good one for Stony Brook. The Seawolves will now be looking to make their mark in the postseason as they try to grab their first postseason win since 2015.
Star Player: Dylan Pallonetti, Attack
Pallonetti leads the Seawolves offense with 47 goals and 18 assists for 65 points.
X-Factor: Defensive Midfield
The duo of Christian Lowd (28CT/58GB/2G/2A) and Ben Morschauser (8CT/13GB) has been very strong this season and a headlining factor for the Stony Brook defense.
Player to Watch: Jamison MacLachlan, Goalie
The sophomore has stepped into the starting role this year and thrived, making 166 saves with a 51.4% save percentage.
No. 4 Towson (6-8, 5-2 CAA)
Another up and down year for the Tigers, they have remained strong in CAA play with only losses to Drexel and Stony Brook. The Tigers upset Delaware in the regular season finale.
Star Player: Nick DeMaio, Attack
The veteran leads Towson with 48 points off 28 goals and 20 assists.
X-Factor: Matt Constantinides, Faceoff
Constantinides has had another great season for the Tigers thus far, going 196-for-346 (56%) to give them a big boost at the dot.
Player to Watch: Mikey Weisshaar, Midfield
A highly-regarded freshman, he has come into his own during CAA play with 18 of his points coming during that time. He has 23 points on the year off 16 goals seven assists.
Delaware vs Towson: Delaware
Drexel vs Stony Brook: Stony Brook
Delaware vs Stony Brook: Delaware
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