A New Era Begins at Robert Morris

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The 2022 season will be the beginning of a new era at Robert Morris in more ways than one. For starters, the Colonials will be part of the Atlantic Sun (ASUN) adding men’s lacrosse alongside Air Force, Bellarmine, Cleveland State, Detroit Mercy, and Utah. The move comes following their exit from the NEC during the summer of 2020, which led to the Colonials playing as an independent last season.

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Georgetown Looks Primed For a Championship Weekend Run in 2022

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On the opening play of Hoyas’ NCAA Quarterfinal contests against eventual national champion Virginia, faceoff man James Reilly drew a flag when pushed in the back by Virginia LSM Jared Conners. Reilly would take only one more faceoff before subsequently leaving the game with a lower-body injury. The Hoyas were unable to capitalize on the ensuing possession following the push on Reilly, where they eventually went two men up following another Cavalier penalty.

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Southern Scorecard: 2023 Movement Since The Contact Period Opened

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September has come and gone, which means the first month of the contact period of 2023s has already passed. And just as there has been across the country, there has been a lot of movement in the South.

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Recruiting Notebook: Winners From The First Month of The Contact Period

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It has been one month since the September 1st date, which marked the opening of the contact period between 2023’s and college coaches (outside of the service academies who could start contacting 2022 recruits on July 1st). And in this first month of recruitment for juniors there has been a lot of action with over 150 players in the class making commitments to 47 different DI programs over the past month, per the Lacrosse Bucket Recruiting Database.

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Can Providence Get Back on Track in 2022?

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In 2017, the Providence Friars churned out their best season under Chris Gabrielli as they went 10-7 and fell in the Big East title game to Marquette. They followed up that season by going 5-9 and missing the postseason altogether in 2018. However, the Friars were able to put things back together again.

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Boasting a Championship-Caliber Roster Once Again, Can Duke Reach The Top?

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Since John Danowski arrived in Durham ahead of the 2007 season, the Blue Devils have done nothing but win. Duke has made 13 consecutive NCAA Tournaments during the Danowski era, which includes 12 trips to Championship Weekend and three national titles.

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Is 2022 The Year Hobart Breaks Through?

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Since Greg Raymond arrived in Geneva ahead of the 2014 season, things have been moving upwards pretty steadily. Except for that first season of the Raymond era in 2014 and the 2018 season, which followed two straight seasons in which the Statesmen either claimed the NEC tournament title (2016) or regular season title (2017), Hobart hasn’t experienced a losing season under Raymond’s leadership.

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Can Monmouth Repeat as MAAC Champions?

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Monmouth’s rise from newbie to MAAC contender was pretty meteoric. After going 0-13 during their inaugural season in 2014, the Hawks went 6-8 (3-3 MAAC) and made their first-ever postseason appearance during the 2015 campaign. They went 7-7 (3-3 MAAC) and again fell to Marist in the conference semifinals in 2016, but they would finally get over the hump a year later as the Hawks churned out a 14-4 (6-0 MAAC) record, which included a season-opening win over No. 16 Villanova for their first win over a ranked opponent, won the MAAC and saw their season end in a 10-7 defeat against Bryant in the NCAA Tournament play-in game.

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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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