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Previewing Detroit Mercy’s 2020 men’s college lacrosse schedule

Detroit Mercy will look to capture their first MAAC title since 2013.

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The Detroit Mercy Titans are the 40th team in our 2020 men’s college lacrosse schedule preview series and the third team from the MAAC. Detroit Mercy finished 8-7 overall in 2019 and 5-2 in MAAC play. The Titans fell to Quinnipiac in the MAAC semifinals.

Here’s their entire 2020 schedule:

Detroit Mercy’s 2020 Schedule

Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes
Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes
2/1 Detroit Mercy Jacksonville
2/4 Detroit Mercy Ohio State First meeting since 2018
2/18 Bellarmine Detroit Mercy In Pontiac, MI
2/22 Marquette Detroit Mercy In Pontiac, MI
3/4 Robert Morris Detroit Mercy First meeting since 2017
3/14 St. Bonaventure Detroit Mercy MAAC
3/21 Detroit Mercy Manhattan MAAC
3/24 Air Force Detroit Mercy
3/28 Siena Detroit Mercy MAAC
4/4 Detroit Mercy Canisius MAAC
4/11 Marist Detroit Mercy MAAC
4/14 Cleveland State Detroit Mercy
4/18 Quinnipiac Detroit Mercy MAAC
4/25 Detroit Mercy Monmouth MAAC

Who’s In?

Who’s Out?

Detroit Mercy’s Opponents 2019 Average Win Percentage & RPI

Avg. overall win pct. Avg. nonconference win pct. Avg. conference win pct. Avg. overall RPI Avg. nonconference RPI Avg. conference RPI
Avg. overall win pct. Avg. nonconference win pct. Avg. conference win pct. Avg. overall RPI Avg. nonconference RPI Avg. conference RPI
.457 .494 .421 45.14 35.43 54.86

Circle These Dates

  • 2/1 at Jacksonville: Four of their six total meetings have been decided by a goal, with another decided by two goals when they first met in 2011. Detroit Mercy held off a late Dolphin run a year ago to take the win, but the home team has won every game in this series.
  • 2/22 vs. Marquette: After losing the first six games against the Golden Eagles, the Titans finally recorded their first win last season. Runs of four and five goals helped Detroit Mercy get the victory, along with a five-point performance from Brett Erskine.
  • 3/4 vs. Robert Morris: This will be a big game for the program. The Titans do welcome the back-to-back defending NEC champions for the first time since 2017. But this will also be the first game at Titan Field for the 2020 season, as well as the first ever night game in school history.
  • 4/11 vs. Marist: Marist won the MAAC last year and finished with a 6-1 record in conference play. That lone loss came against Detroit Mercy in a 12-11 decision. The Titans scored the final four goals in the game to secure the win, with Matthew Vangalen scoring the game-winner to finish with a game-high six points.
  • 4/18 vs. Quinnipiac: Another important conference game for Detroit Mercy as they’ll be coming off a midweek game against Cleveland State. This will also be the team’s final home game of the regular season. The Titans lost both meetings to the Bobcats last year, including a 19-10 decision in the MAAC semifinals. But Chris Kolon and company return 37 players from last year’s team and will seek to gain revenge as they march toward a potential MAAC Championship.