Previewing Georgetown's 2022 men's lacrosse schedule
The Georgetown Hoyas are the 21st team in our 2022 men’s college lacrosse schedule preview series and the second team from the Big Ten. Georgetown went 13-3 overall in 2021 and 9-1 in Big East play. The Hoyas won their third straight Big East title and defeated Syracuse in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament before falling to eventual national champion Virginia in the quarterfinals.
Here's their entire 2022 spring schedule:
Johns Hopkins Blue Jays (2/13)
Penn Quakers (2/19)
Notre Dame Fighting Irish (2/26)
Princeton Tigers (3/5)
Richmond Spiders (3/12)
Utah Utes (3/19)
Lehigh Mountain Hawks (3/26)
Lafayette Leopards (17-3 W in 2020)
UMBC Retrievers (14-8 W in 2020, scrimmaging each other)
Fairfield Stags, (25-12 W in 2020)
Bellarmine Knights (13-4 W in 2020)
Towson Tigers (16-4 W in 2020)
CIRCLE THESE DATES
2/19 at Penn: After a weak nonconference slate in 2020, Georgetown significantly bulks up their early portion of the season with plenty of tough competition. After opening the season against Johns Hopkins, the Hoyas travel to Philadelphia to take on Penn, a team that didn't play last season outside of a 23-9 win over Division III Cabrini. The Quakers are also big on scheduling tough nonconference competition, so this should benefit both teams moving into April and May.
2/26 at Notre Dame: One week later, Georgetown travels to South Bend to take on another quarterfinalist from a year ago in Notre Dame. The Irish return plenty of young talent from a year ago, including Pat Kavanagh and Liam Entenmann. So does Georgetown in Graham Bundy Jr. and TJ Haley. Both defenses should also be solid with the likes of Arden Cohen, Gibson Smith, and Will Bowen on the field.
3/26 at Lehigh: Not only is the nonconference schedule tough, but the majority of the difficult games throughout the season are away from Cooper Field. A visit to Lehigh will close out the month of March which will feature a good battle at the faceoff X between Pennsylvania natives James Reilly (Conestoga grad) and Mike Sisselberger (Southern Lehigh grad). Lehigh is hoping to make the NCAA Tournament for the second straight season after winning the Patriot League AQ last year.
4/2 at Denver: The Pioneers and Hoyas are expected to meet in the Big East title game for the fourth straight time come May, but the regular season meeting will also be a treat. The second regular season meeting last year in Washington, D.C. was one of the better games in the month of April. Georgetown took the lead with 5:11 left on a Jake Carraway goal before Ethan Walker was able to tie it up for Denver. Declan McDermott scored the game-winner in overtime to give the Hoyas their first ever win against the Pios in regulation.