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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Under-The-Radar Transfers Who Could Make a Big Impact in 2022

Since the Transfer Portal came into existence in the fall of 2018, it has changed the game of lacrosse. The portal not only gives coaches another tool to address needs but it also gives players a chance to test the waters and see what their stock is, or find a new home easier than ever before.

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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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Friday Recap: Hofstra Tops UMass in Second Meeting of The Season

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In a chaotic game with a chaotic ending, the Hofstra Pride walked away with a huge 12-10 road win over CAA rival UMass. The win comes just 10 days after the Minutemen bested the Pride in Hempstead in a midweek contest.

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UMass Tops Hofstra in CAA Maintee

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The UMass Minutemen started strong and finished strong, as they took down Hofstra 16-10 on the road on Tuesday afternoon in one of the most high-profile CAA games of the season. The win for UMass comes just one week after suffering their first loss of the season at the hands of non-conference rival UAlbany.

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Danes Ward Off UMass, Earn Biggest Win of The Season

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Despite missing three players, including leading scorer Tehoka Nanticoke and starting defenseman Elijah Gash, due to a conference-imposed, one-game suspension following an altercation during their contest against Binghamton on Saturday, UAlbany took down UMass, 13-12, on Tuesday afternoon to earn their biggest win of the season and hand the Minutemen their first loss.

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UMass Looks to Be The Cream of The Crop in a Competitive CAA

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In 2021, the CAA could very well end up being the most highly competitive, unpredictable, and exciting conference amongst the mid-majors. And the NCAA’s ruling to let seniors take an extra year has been a major factor in that regard.

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