TUCSON, Ariz -- The Arizona men's lacrosse program is excited about announcing its 2022 schedule.
The Wildcats have high expectations in 2022 and has a schedule to match. Arizona opens the season at home for the first time in over six years.
The UCLA Bruins travel to Tucson on March 5 followed by the Mountaineers from West Virginia the following week. After the two-game home stand, Arizona hits the road to Los Angeles to take on conference foe Southern California and PNCLL power Oregon State as part of the annual PAC 12 Shootout.
The Wildcats then return to Tucson for a three-game home stretch consisting of Colorado State, Chapman and Virginia Tech before heading to sunny San Diego to take on San Diego State.
After spring break, Arizona will take their home field in four of it's last five regular season games, playing host to Nevada, Minnesota, Concordia-Irvine and Chapman University. This year's 'Duel in the Desert' between Arizona and Arizona State will be played at ASU on April 16.
"Our leadership asked for as many games as possible. With a 13-game regular season slate, I'd say that has been accomplished," said Arizona coach Matt Blamey. "We've got a special group this year, but we aren't unique in the fact that our guys are absolutely hungry for games.
"After all of the challenges faced over the past two years, every athlete and program in the country is chomping at the bit. Where I believe we are unique is that we have, by far, the largest graduating class at Arizona in over a decade. These guys have stuck together through it all. They are ready to take the next step."
2022 Arizona Men's Lacrosse Schedule
|Feb. 5||UCLA *|
|Feb. 12||WEST VIRGINIA|
|Feb. 19||vs. USC # *|
|Feb. 20||vs. Oregon State #|
|Feb. 25||COLORADO STATE|
|Feb. 27||CHAPMAN *|
|March 5||VIRGINIA TECH|
|March 8||at San Diego State *|
|April 9||CONCORDIA-IRVINE *|
|April 16||at Arizona State *|
|April 23||GRAND CANYON *|
|April 29-May 1||SLC Tournament|
|May 9-14||2022 MCLA National Championships|
presented by New Balance
* - indicates SLC contest
# - indicates game at Pac-12 Shootout at UCLA