• Chris Jastrzembski

Previewing UMBC's 2022 men's lacrosse schedule

Updated: Dec 17, 2021


Courtesy: UMBC Athletics

The UMBC Retrievers are the 24th team in our 2022 men’s college lacrosse schedule preview series and the third team from the America East. UMBC went 8-3 overall in 2021 and 7-2 in America East play. The Retrievers were the top seed and host in the America East Tournament, but were upset by UAlbany in the semifinals.


Here's their entire 2022 spring schedule:

WHO'S IN?

  • Drexel Dragons (2/19)

  • Towson Tigers (3/5)

  • Utah Utes (3/11)

  • Richmond Spiders (3/20)

WHO'S OUT?

  • Hartford Hawks (13-10 W, Hawks have opted out of conference play)

  • Georgetown Hoyas (14-8 L in 2020)

  • Sacred Heart Pioneers (13-6 W in 2020)

  • High Point Panthers (19-13 W in 2020)

CIRCLE THESE DATES

  • 3/5 at Towson: The last time these teams met in 2020, UMBC broke a seven game losing streak to the Tigers at home. Towson eventually finished the shortened season winless but are looking to continue going up in 2022. Expect this game to be a low-scoring affair. Since Ryan Moran took over as head coach in 2017, the last three meetings have had 15 total goals or fewer.

  • 3/11 vs. Utah: UMBC welcome Utah for their first ever meeting with the Utes. Utah has a new coaching staff with former Robert Morris head coach Andrew McMinn taking over for Brian Holman. McMinn is 2-0 all-time against the Retrievers with his wins coming in 2012 and 2013, his first two seasons as head coach of the Colonials. Will be interesting what similarities, if any, this year's Utes team has to previous Robert Morris squads.

  • 4/9 vs. UAlbany: The Retrievers defeated all of their America East foes in 2021, except for the Great Danes. UMBC lost in the regular season meeting in Albany before coming up short in the America East semifinals in Baltimore. Like UMBC, UAlbany will be right in the mix for a conference title.

  • 4/23 vs. Stony Brook: UMBC went 4-1 in one-goal games last year and eight of their 11 games were decided by three goals or less. One of those one-goal games came against Stony Brook, with Ryan Frawley scoring the game-winner in overtime. And Stony Brook will also be right in the mix for an America East crown.

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