Can an Improving Canisus Gain Any Ground in The MAAC in 2022?

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The MAAC has garnered a reputation as one of the most tightly-contested and ever-changing year-to-year in college lacrosse, and in recent years that reputation has become more and more true. The conference hasn’t seen a repeat champion since Providence in 2007 and 2008, seeing a different champion crowned every year since then. Moreover, outside of Quinnipiac and Marist in 2015 and 2016, no two programs have faced each other in back-to-back title games. Marist is also one of two programs, along with Siena to make at least three consecutive title games in conference history.

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After a Truly Rocky Season, Marist Looks Ready to Take Back The MAAC

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Coming into the 2021 season the Marist Red Foxes were thought to have the best roster in the MAAC and clear favorites to win the conference. After all, they were the defending MAAC champion from the last full season in 2019 and were coming off a shortened 2020 season which saw them run with a top-20 Richmond team for a full 60 minutes in a 13-11 loss and upset a top-10 Army West Point squad, 17-9, in one of the biggest surprises of the season.

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Led By a Brendan Krebs-Anchored Defense, Manhattan Could Take Another Leap in 2022

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When Drew Kelleher took over the reigns at Manhattan ahead of the 2016 season, the Jaspers were coming off a 2015 campaign in which they went 1-14. The worst season in program history. And while the Jaspers combined for just 10 wins in Kelleher’s first three season in Riverdale, things started to turn the corner in 2019 where they went 6-8, eclipsing five wins for the first time since 2010.

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Jack Kiernan Returning to Siena For Fifth Season

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After a 2021 season in which the Siena Saints went 0-8, losing by an average of 1.875 goals, and ending the year with a 12-11 loss against eventual MAAC champions Monmouth in the conference quarterfinals, Liam Gleason’s squad will be returning their top-leading scorer.

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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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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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Friday Recap: Manhattan Tops Monmouth in Double Overtime For Third Straight Win

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In a rematch of their season opener, in which they lost 8-5 and didn’t count as a conference game, the Manhattan Jaspers took down the Monmouth Hawks 9-8 in double overtime to move to the top of the MAAC standings with a 3-0 conference record. The Jaspers’ win also snaps a six-game losing streak against the Hawks and hands them their first loss of the season.

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What to Watch: NCAA Week Six

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Welcome to week six of the college lacrosse season, Y’all!

With UMass finally opening their season this weekend against Fairfield after seeing their first four games of the season get postponed or cancelled, every single team that is playing this season will have one game under their belt coming out of this weekend.

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What to Watch: NCAA Week Five

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Welcome to week five of the college lacrosse season, Y’all!

For some teams, this week means entering the second month of the season. For others, this week marks the first week of the season. If that doesn’t define the oddity of this season, I’m not sure what does. Amongst the teams getting underway this weekend are the entire MAAC and the majority of the America East.

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