CAA Weekend Preview – May 6, 2022

CAA Weekend Preview – May 6, 2022

RICHMOND, Va. (May 6, 2022) – Four Colonial Athletic Association championship trophies will be awarded this weekend with two lacrosse champions being crowned in Philadelphia and two track and field team winners being recognized in suburban Boston.

Women’s cross: Towson takes on Delaware and Drexel takes on Hofstra in Friday’s semifinals of the 2022 CAA Women’s Lacrosse Championship Presented by Primis. For a complete overview of the championship, click HERE.

Men’s Lacrosse: A high-scoring semifinal on Thursday sets the stage for Saturday’s CAA title match between the top two seeds. No. 1 Delaware scored a league-record 19 goals in the tournament opener against host Drexel, while second-seeded Towson controlled the second half in an 18-10 victory against UMass. Click for more on Delaware and Towson’s wins.

The Blue Hens – in the final for the first time since 2011 – will face a Tigers side contesting the title game for the sixth time in their last seven full seasons. Delaware and Towson meet in Philadelphia at 2 p.m.; the game can be seen on LSN.

Racetrack: CAA track and field programs descend on Dedham, Massachusetts for the 2022 CAA Championships, hosted by Northeastern at Solomon Outdoor Track. The women’s and men’s champions will be crowned on Saturday as the North East men and Elon women look to defend their titles. For a complete overview of the championship, click HERE.

Soft ball : The last weekend of the CAA softball regular season is fast approaching. Four teams have clinched berths in the conference tournament, but a berth, the regular season title and the top seed for the championship is up for grabs this weekend. Charleston and Drexel are battling for the last spot in the conference tournament. The Cougars visit Delaware and the Dragons host UNCW for three games Friday and Saturday. Elon will host NC Central for a non-conference tune-up before the CAA Tournament on Friday (3 p.m., FloSoftball). The latest lecture series features Hofstra visiting Towson for three games on Saturday and Sunday. | Weekend schedule

Baseball: There are only three weeks left in the CAA baseball regular season race and there are several important matchups this weekend. Charleston, riding a 12-game conference winning streak and clinched a berth in the CAA Baseball Championship, visits perennial powerhouse UNCW, which boasts an impressive 20-9 record at Brooks Field. Second-placed Hofstra, who has won five of his six CAA series so far, is back home to take on defending champion CAA Northeastern. Delaware entertains Elon in a key series as the two teams battle for a spot in the CAA Tournament, and James Madison travels to Towson. William and Mary travel to Annapolis for a pair of matches against Radford and one against the host Navy. | Weekend schedule

Tennis: The two CAA tennis champions travel to Raleigh, North Carolina for the NCAA tennis championship. The UNCW men will face Middle Tennessee at 2 p.m. Friday at NC State’s JW Isenhour Tennis Center. Saturday at 2 p.m., the women’s team William & Mary meets host Wolfpack.

Golf: The Charleston women will travel to Tallahassee this weekend to play Monday in the first round of their NCAA and Seminole Legacy regional golf club. The Charleston men and Delaware’s Roberto Nieves have earned NCAA regional berths and will compete beginning May 16; more details on these events will be provided in next weekend’s preview.

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