Previewing Richmond's 2022 men's lacrosse schedule
The Richmond Spiders are the 30th team in our 2022 men’s college lacrosse schedule preview series and the fifth team from the SoCon. NJIT went 7-6 overall in 2021 and 5-1 in SoCon play. The Spiders fell to High Point in the SoCon title game.
Here's their entire 2022 spring schedule:
Marist Red Foxes (2/19)
St. Bonaventure Bonnies (3/1)
Georgetown Hoyas (3/12)
UMBC Retrievers (3/20)
Hampton Pirates (3/26, joining SoCon this year)
Loyola Greyhounds (8-7 L/OT, scrimmaging in January)
Bellarmine Knights (17-5 W, Bellarmine moved to ASUN)
Air Force Falcons (9-8 L, 11-6 W, Air Force moved to ASUN)
CIRCLE THESE DATES
2/26 at Towson: The two teams met for the first time last year, with the Spiders edging the Tigers in a wild 11-10 matchup. Down 5-2 at halftime, Towson went on a 7-0 run to take a four-goal lead before Richmond went on a 6-0 run. Both teams are expected to make a run at their respective conference titles.
3/5 at Duke: Ever since Richmond won the first meeting back in 2016, Duke has won the last six. But half of those were one-goal games, including two of the last three matchups (both in Durham). The loss of Jason Reynolds on defense and Richie Connell on offense will be tough to replace for Dan Chemotti's crew.
3/12 vs. Georgetown: A brand new opponent for the Spiders, and it's another difficult opponent in the Hoyas. Richmond has not been afraid to challenge themselves in nonconference play, even if they come out winless against the top 20 opponents. The Spiders have one of the best nonconference schedules year in and year out, on par with the likes of Penn and others.
4/23 at High Point: By far, we should expect to see this matchup again in the SoCon Tournament, more than likely in the conference title game. Richmond leads the all-time series 8-4 and has won six of the last eight meetings since 2016. But High Point finally defeated the Spiders in the SoCon title game for just the second time in five postseason meetings. Asher Nolting is still a Panther for one more year.