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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Ben DeLuca Has Delaware on a Collision Course With The CAA Championship. Is 2022 The Year They Finally Reach The Top?

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Ben DeLuca arrived in Newark with one of the most impressive resumes in college lacrosse. He helped lead his alma mater, Cornell, to an appearance in the NCAA title game (2009) as well as two NCAA semifinal appearances (2007, 20010) as an assistant coach. He then found similar success as the head coach of the Big Red, leading them to a 37-11 overall record that included an NCAA semifinal appearance in 2013 and quarterfinal appearance in 2011.

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2022 Schedule Preview: Towson Tigers

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The Towson Tigers are the first DI program to release their 2022 schedule, doing so on Wednesday afternoon. The Tigers are coming off a 2021 campaign in which they went 6-8 overall, 3-5 in CAA play, and missed the CAA Tournament for the first time since 2011 and first time in the Shawn Nadelen era (2012-current).

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Monmouth, Bryant, Drexel Secure Conference Titles and Lock Up NCAA AQs

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The Monmouth Hawks are heading back to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since their first-ever trip in 2017 after taking down top-seeded Manhattan 14-9 in the MAAC Title game on Saturday afternoon.

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Hofstra Pulls Off The Upset Over Delaware, Massive Run Pushes Drexel Past UMass

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After falling to the Blue Hens 14-13 in overtime during the regular season the Hofstra Pride got ’em when it counted most, taking down top-seeded Delaware 10-9 to advance to their first CAA title game appearance since 2014.

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Friday Recap: MAAC Semifinals Set

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The MAAC Semifinals, which will be played on Wednesday, May 5th, have been set after a typical chaos-filled quarterfinal round on Friday.

In the first quarterfinal contest of the day, the No. 6 seed St. Bonaventure Bonnies continued to make history in their third season as a program, as they upset No. 3 seed Detroit Mercy 11-8 to win their first-ever postseason game in program history.

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Towson Upsets Hofstra in Tuesday Maintee

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Just three days after earning their first CAA win of the season over Fairfield, the Towson Tigers welcomed the Hofstra Pride, who they had fallen to, 8-7, nearly two weeks prior and was coming off a huge win over UMass, to Johnny Unitas Stadium for a Tuesday afternoon conference clash. The contest kicked off a four-game season-ending stretch for Towson against the top four teams in the CAA.

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