Michigan to host Holy Cross at UM Lacrosse Stadium
” Youth Josh Zawadathe reigning Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week, leads the nation in points per game (10.50/contest).
» Josh Zawada repeated as Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week after another record-breaking performance against Detroit Mercy.
Michigan is looking to open the season 3-0, which would mark the first three-game streak to start a season since 2017.
Starting 2-0 for the first time since the 2018 season, the University of Michigan men’s lacrosse team hosts Holy Cross (0-2) on Saturday, February 19 at 1 p.m. at UM Lacrosse Stadium. The competition will be broadcast live on B1G+.
• Michigan is third in the nation and leads the Big Ten Conference in goals per game (21.50), and is led offensively by the juniors Josh Zawada, who is No. 1 in the nation in points per game (10.50) and assists (5.50/game) average. Second year Michael Boehm ranks fifth nationally in points per game with 7.00.
• Zawada’s five goals and six assists (11 points) in UM’s 21-5 win over Detroit earned him his second straight Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week honor. He now has 92 points (50 goals, 42 assists) in his career and is eight points away from becoming the sixth player in UM history to total 100 career points.
• Michigan enters Game Week 3 receiving votes in the latest Inside Lacrosse Media and USILA Coaches polls.
• Defensively, second-year goaltender Shane Carr ranks second in the nation in goals-against average (6.18) and 13th in save percentage (.590). UM’s defensive unit allows 9.00 goals/game, good for 12th nationally.
• Wolverines have totaled 43 goals in the first two games of the season, with 16 different players scoring at least one goal. Last season, UM only scored their 43rd goal in the second to fifth game of the year, and 14 players scored.
• A win over Holy Cross would give UM a 3-0 start for the first time since 2017, when UM started the year 4-0.
Scout the opponent
The Crusaders are 0-2 to start their season, dropping matchups against Providence and Syracuse. In their last game against Orange, Holy Cross saw goals from five different players, led by second Dean DiNanno with two points. In two games, junior Jayce Lambert leads the Crusaders with five points and senior goaltender AJ Fox has 19 saves against 44 goals against. Holy Cross assistant coach Chris Harren has been a volunteer assistant coach at Michigan for the past three seasons, while Crusader head coach JL Reppert has worked together at Maryland.
UM last faced Holy Cross in 1980 on a club schedule, with Wolverines emerging victorious by a score of 12-5. The two sides have yet to meet on a college program.
Tweet of the week
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Josh Zawada wins Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week for the second week in a row!
— Michigan Men’s Lacrosse (@UMichLacrosse) February 15, 2022
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Tuesday February 22 — vs. Canisius (UM Lacrosse Stadium), 3 p.m.