2022 Schedule Preview: Quinnipiac Bobcats

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The Quinnipiac Bobcats are the 50th DI team and fourth from the MAAC to release their 2022 men’s lacrosse schedule. The Bobcats are coming off a 2021 campaign in which they went 4-3 against a MAAC-only schedule. Quinnipiac missed the postseason because of COVID protocols.

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2022 Schedule Preview: St. Bonaventure Bonnies

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The St. Bonaventure Bonnies are the 47th DI team and third from the MAAC to announce their 2022 men’s lacrosse schedule. The Bonnies are coming off a 2021 campaign in which they went 5-5 overall against a conference-only schedule. They saw their season end in the MAAC semifinals against eventual conference champion Monmouth, 12-5.

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2022 Schedule Preview: Marist Red Foxes

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The Marist Red Foxes are the sixth DI program and first in the MAAC to release their 2022 men’s lacrosse schedule, doing so on Wednesday evening. The Red Foxes are coming off a 2021 campaign in which they went 3-1 overall (2-0 MAAC) against a conference only schedule that was shortened due to COVID protocols. The Red Foxes ended their season in the conference quarterfinals.

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In 2022, Quinnipiac Has a Talented Roster and Unfinished Business to Attend To

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Coming into the final week of the regular season, the Quinnipiac Bobcats were one of the most intriguing teams in the MAAC. Boasting a 4-3 record against a conference-only schedule, the Bobcats were coming off a mid-week loss to Marist and heading into their final game of the season (at Detroit Mercy) were very much in the hunt for that coveted No. 1 seed in the MAAC tournament.

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New Programs Have Traditionally Found Success in Year Four. Will That Trend Hold True For St. Bonaventure?

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The St. Bonaventure Bonnies went 0-13 during their inaugural season in 2019 and then followed that up with an 0-6 record during the shortened 2020 season. But this past year, Randy Means’ squad finally got over that initial program-building hump and earned their first win, doing so in their season opener against Quinnipiac, taking down the 2019 MAAC runner-up 13-6.

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Siena Looks to Rebound After Winless Season

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Liam Gleason’s first season at the helm of the Saints in 2019 yielded a 6-7 (3-4 in the MAAC) result. That was following a 2018 season in which Siena went 3-9 and finished dead last in the MAAC. In addition to their improvements in the win/loss column, the Saints finished 14th in scoring offense, averaging 12.92 goals per game, and 36th in shooting percentage (28%).

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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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Can an Improving Canisius 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 conferences 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. 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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