The Detroit Mercy Titans became the 17th Division I lacrosse team to announce their 2017 regular season schedule. The Titans finished 2-10 last season, with both wins coming in MAAC conference play against Manhattan and Monmouth. Let’s dive into this schedule.
DETROIT MERCY TITANS
The Titans open up the regular season in Columbus against the Ohio State Buckeyes on February 11. Their home opener is four days later against Michigan in a Battle of Michigan on February 15 in Pontiac. They return to action eight days at home as they host new look Jacksonville, led by John Galloway and Casey Powell, before wrapping up the month of February in western PA to take on Robert Morris.
Detroit once again participates in the Midwest Lacrosse Classic, which is being held on the campus of Marquette University. They’ll play the same two teams as they did last year, Bellarmine and Marquette, on March 3 and March 5 respectively. Snape approves the March 5th game.
They’ll travel to Colorado to take on Air Force in Colorado Springs on the 11th. MAAC conference play opens up March 18th as the Titans play host to Manhattan, one of their two wins from last season, on Titan Field as they move outdoors for the remainder of their home games. The month wraps up with a trip to Hamden, Connecticut to take on defending MAAC champion Quinnipiac on March 25.
April begins with the Titans on the road in Loudonville, New York to take on Siena on the first day of the month. Detroit is then back home on April 8 to host Canisius, with their final home game of the regular season a week later against Monmouth. MAAC conference play wraps up April 22nd in Poughkeepsie against Marist, before the Titans wrap up the regular season on the road against newcomer Cleveland State a week later on April 29.
The Titans return goaltender Jason Weber for his senior season, along with leading point getter Mark Anstead from a year ago. Anstead is joined by teammates Alec Gilhooly, Sean Birney, and Kyle Beauregard on offense. LSM Austin Polson-McCannon is a big return on defense for the Titans, as he was tied for second on the team with 10 caused turnovers last year. Senior FOGO Ben Gjokaj is also back for Detroit.
Here’s a list of who’s released their schedules so far: