- Chris Jastrzembski
Previewing Michigan's 2022 men's lacrosse schedule
The Michigan Wolverines are the 43rd team in our 2022 men’s college lacrosse schedule preview series and the third team from the Big Ten. Michigan went 3-9 overall in 2021 and 2-8 in Big Ten play in a conference-only schedule. The Wolverines defeated Ohio State in the Big Ten quarterfinals for their first ever victory in the conference tournament before falling to Maryland in the semifinals.
Here's their entire 2022 spring schedule:
Bellarmine Knights (2/5)
Detroit Mercy Titans (2/12)
Holy Cross Crusaders (2/19)
Delaware Blue Hens (3/5)
Harvard Crimson (3/12)
Notre Dame Fighting Irish (3/19)
Hofstra Pride (12-9 L in 2020)
Merrimack Warriors (14-12 L in 2020)
St. John's Red Storm (16-11 W in 2020)
Yale Bulldogs (17-11 L in 2020)
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3/1 at Marquette: Michigan's nonconference slate ramps up once the calendar turns to March with a visit to Wisconsin to take on Marquette. The Wolverines scored six goals in the opening quarter, but scored seven the rest of the game. The Golden Eagles looks to continue to improve under head coach Andrew Stimmel.
3/12 vs. Harvard: This will be the first time the teams will meet since Michigan's inaugural varsity season in 2012. Gerry Byrne's crew did not play at all last season and are looking to get some early season momentum in what should be his first full season as head coach of the Crimson.
4/9 at Penn State: With the Big Ten letting all six of their teams in the postseason tournament for the second straight year, the Wolverines don't have to worry that much about their conference record. But they still should. They defeated Penn State by two goals in Ann Arbor last year in the first half of the season, their only win in that portion. They nearly beat them again in Happy Valley, but lost in overtime.
4/23 at Ohio State: Michigan went 0-2 against the Buckeyes in the regular season, but got the last laugh with a win in the Big Ten quarterfinals to end Ohio State's season. It was the second straight season that the Wolverines did that to their archrival. Even without Bryce Clay at attack, it will still be an important year for Kevin Conry's crew. Can they take the next step forward in the Big Ten?