• Chris Jastrzembski

Previewing Detroit Mercy's 2022 men's lacrosse schedule


Courtesy: Detroit Mercy Athletics

The Detroit Mercy Titans are the 28th team in our 2022 men’s college lacrosse schedule preview series and the fourth team from the newly rebooted ASUN. Detroit Mercy went 3-4 overall in 2021 and 3-2 in MAAC play. The Titans fell to St. Bonaventure in the MAAC Quarterfinals.


Detroit Mercy joins Air Force, Bellarmine, Cleveland State, Robert Morris, and Utah in the new ASUN conference. Their conference tournament will be held May 5-7 at Milton Frank Stadium in Huntsville, Alabama. The top four teams in the ASUN standings qualify for the postseason tournament.


Here's their entire 2022 spring schedule:

WHO'S IN?

  • Michigan Wolverines (2/12)

  • Notre Dame Fighting Irish (2/19)

  • VMI Keydets (3/12)

  • High Point Panthers (3/26)

  • Air Force Falcons (4/9, also joining ASUN)

  • Cleveland State Vikings (4/23, also joining ASUN)

  • Utah Utes (4/30, also joining ASUN)

WHO'S OUT?

  • Entire MAAC (Canisius, Manhattan, Marist, Monmouth, Quinnipiac, Siena, St. Bonaventure)

  • Jacksonville Dolphins (15-14 W in 2020)

CIRCLE THESE DATES

  • 3/26 at High Point: This will be the first time these two teams will meet. High Point's offense has Asher Nolting, one of the program's all-time greats. There are a lot of new faces on defense, especially in goal. Defenseman Alex Akins is also gone. Hopefully by late March, the Titans have figured out their personnel in games and how to use everyone to their respective strengths.

  • 4/16 at Bellarmine: Detroit Mercy will have brand new conference foes in a brand new conference. They do not play anyone from the MAAC this season, which might be a small surprise for a team that's only playing 11 regular season games this year. The Titans could make some noise in their final three conference games, beginning with Bellarmine. Since 2015, Detroit Mercy is 5-1 all-time against the Knights.

  • 4/23 vs. Cleveland State: The Vikings are affiliated with a conference for the first time in program history, and it's one they can compete right away. But this game could be pivotal for both teams if they want to make the ASUN Tournament. A loss could end either of their playoff hopes. Detroit Mercy last played Cleveland State in 2019, an 11-9 loss in Cleveland.

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