Hailing from the Pioneer Valley, Brian ’17 and Zach Davis ’20 and their #8/#10 Union College men’s lacrosse team take on a familiar foe, Liberty League rival and national #1/#2 Rochester Institute of Technology in the 2022 NCAA Division III men’s lacrosse national championship game on Sunday, May 29 in East Hartford, CT.
Union is making its sixth NCAA Tournament appearance and first since the 2019 season. Sunday’s championship game marks the first appearance in the national title game in program history, and only the fourth all-time for any Union sport. The Dutchmen will look to cap off their already historic 2022 season in the national championship match up.
In 1929, the Union men’s lacrosse team earned a national title when the team was named the USILA co-national champions with Navy and received the Wingate Trophy (given to the nation’s best team) after posting a perfect 7-0 record.
To clinch their ticket in the title game, the Dutchmen received a Pool C bid into the NCAA Tournament after falling in the Liberty League Tournament semifinals. Union began their NCAA tournament campaign with two convincing wins. The team defeated John Carroll University 14-7 and then defeated Western New England University 21-11.
Last weekend, with ten seconds remaining on the clock the Dutchmen defeated Gettysburg College in the quarterfinals, 14-13. They followed up with a semifinal win over York College of Pennsylvania, 11-8.
So far this season, senior captain Brian has played in all 20 games for the Dutchmen. Currently, he’s fifth on the team in points (38); which includes 22 goals and 16 assists.
In his sophomore campaign, Zach has played in all 20 games recording 11 goals and 4 assists.
Good luck Brian & Zack! We will be cheering you on from the Pioneer Valley!