Youthfulness Leads The Way For Fairfield in 2022

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Andrew Baxter came to Fairfield as one of the most sought-after assistant coaches in the nation. After all, he had just helped lead Yale to a national title in 2018 and an NCAA title game appearance in 2019 as the Elis’ defensive coordinator, leading one of the fiercest defenses in the nation.

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Can Towson Continue to Climb Back Towards The Top of The CAA in 2022?

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During the shortened 2020 season, the Towson Tigers went 0-6 and lost all but one contest by five goals or more. On top of that, The Tigers were tied with Lafayette and Binghamton as the 69th-best scoring offense in the nation (7 goals per game), ranked 72nd in shooting percentage (.223), was tied with Penn for the 57th-best scoring defense (14 goals allowed per game), and was 72nd in faceoff win percentage (.302).

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2022 Schedule Preview: UMass Minutemen

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The UMass Minutemen are the 37th DI team and sixth from the CAA to release their 2022 men’s lacrosse schedule. The Minutemen are coming off a 2021 campaign in which they went 4-6 overall (4-4 CAA) against a conference-heavy schedule. They fell in the CAA semifinals to Drexel.

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2022 Schedule Preview: Fairfield Stags

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The Fairfield Stags are the 33rd DI team and fifth from the CAA to release their 2022 men’s lacrosse schedule. The Stags are coming off a 2021 campaign in which they went 2-9 overall (0-8 CAA) against a conference-heavy schedule. The Stags are entering their third season and first normal one under head coach Andrew Baxter.

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2022 Schedule Preview: Hofstra Pride

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The Hofstra Pride are the 27th DI program and fourth in the CAA to release their 2022 men’s lacrosse schedule. The Pride are coming off a 2021 campaign in which they went 8-6 overall (4-4 CAA) and fell to Drexel in the CAA title game, 15-11.

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2022 Schedule Preview: Delaware Blue Hens

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The Delaware Blue Hens are the 12th DI program to release their 2022 men’s lacrosse schedule and third in the CAA to do so. The Blue Hens are coming off a 2021 campaign in which they went 10-3 (7-1 CAA) and saw their season come to an end in the conference semifinals as they fell to Hofstra, 10-9.

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2022 Schedule Preview: Drexel Dragons

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The Drexel Dragons are the 10th DI program and second in the CAA to release their 2022 men’s lacrosse schedule. The Dragons are coming off a 2021 campaign in which they went 10-3 (6-2 CAA), won their conference tournament, and saw their season end in the first round of the NCAA Tournament with a 10-8 loss against Notre Dame.

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UMass is Poised For a Bounce Back Year in 2022

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This past year has been quite a rough one for Greg Cannella and the UMass Minutemen. Their 2021 campaign began with multiple pauses due to COVID-19 protocols, which led to five games being outright cancelled and one (UAlbany) being pushed back. And once the Minutemen got on the field, an arduous CAA-heavy schedule awaited them.

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2022 Looks Like a Rebuilding at Hofstra

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Ahead of last season, Hofstra hadn’t enjoyed a full winning season since 2017 and in the midst of a nine-year (eight full seasons) streak of not making the NCAA Tournament after doing so in four of the first five seasons of the Seth Tierney.

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No Need For a Reset Year at Drexel

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The Drexel Dragons’ 2021 season ended in heartbreak in Denver in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. After putting together one of their best stands both offensively and defensively of the season, the Dragons came back from a 7-3 halftime deficit and tied things up at 8 with 12:50 remaining in regulation. However, after holding Notre Dame scoreless for nearly 30 minutes the Irish broke the ice with Wheaton Jackoboice and Morrison Mirer each scoring in the final 1:19 of the game to secure the 10-8 win and end the Dragons’ season.

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