Previewing Marist's 2022 men's lacrosse schedule
Updated: Dec 20, 2021
The Marist Red Foxes are the sixth team in our 2022 men’s college lacrosse schedule preview series and the first team from the MAAC. In a very shortened season due to strict COVID restrictions, Marist finished 3-1 overall in 2021 with a 2-0 record in MAAC conference play. The Red Foxes fell to Canisius in the MAAC Quarterfinals.
Here's their entire 2022 spring schedule:
Rutgers Scarlet Knights (2/9)
Air Force Falcons (3/5)
Princeton Tigers (4/5)
NJIT Highlanders (4/12)
Army West Point Black Knights (17-9 W in 2020)
Hartford Hawks (14-6 W in 2020)
Detroit Mercy Titans (15-11 W in 2021)
Marist was supposed to play Utah in April of 2020 before the COVID-19 pandemic ended the season in March.
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2/9 at Rutgers: First game of the season for the Red Foxes, could possibly be the first game for Rutgers as well. And it starts out with a darkhorse to make Championship Weekend in the Scarlet Knights. But wait, this game is on a Wednesday? There's a potential for a very early season upset.
3/5 at Air Force: The two teams played each other back in 2019 in Marist's season-opener. Both of Marist's wins against the Falcons came in Colorado Springs back in 2015 and 2017. Three of the six all-time matchups have been decided by a goal, including a 4OT thriller in 2018 won by Air Force. They're also in the new ASUN conference and could win that conference.
3/19 vs. St. Bonaventure: Remember the Bonnies being decent last year? They went 5-5 and were competitive in pretty much every game, falling to Monmouth in the MAAC semifinals. The MAAC can be very tough to predict with every team having ebbs and flows every year. The Red Foxes have been the most consistent team in the league for a while, but that doesn't always mean conference championships. Randy Mearns should have his team very good again in their fourth year as a program.
4/30 vs. Monmouth: Marist's regular season ends with a tough three-game stretch. They're at Canisius, the team that ended their season in the MAAC Quarterfinals, on the 16th followed by a trip to MAAC runner-up Manhattan a week later. Then they host MAAC champion Monmouth to end the regular season. Since 2015, the Marist/Monmouth combo have won four conference championships (Marist in 2015 and 2019, Monmouth in 2017 and 2021). The rest of the MAAC has won two (no postseason tournaments in 2020). Monmouth has been the second-most consistent program in the conference, and they could meet again the following week in the MAAC Tournament.