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St. Johns Lacrosse 2023 Schedule Unleashed

By SJU Lacrosse 01/04/2023, 12:30pm CST

Coach Benney puts together an impressive slate locally and nationally

COLLEGEVILLE, Minn – St. Johns Lacrosse is excited to announce the release of the 2023 Game Schedule. This year’s schedule includes five home games and eight away/neutral site games.  St. Johns hopes for a return trip to Chicago for the UMLC Tournament and earn an invite to Round Rock, Texas for the MCLA National Tournament

The Johnnies start their season at home in the Skalicky Dome on Feb. 10 at home vs. Northland University (NCAA D3). They will host Northwestern (NCAA D3) a week later on Feb.18. Finally, to close out the February matchups, they will host Iowa State in Collegeville, MN on Feb. 25. 

In March, the Johnnies get right into it, taking their fight to Logan, Utah to play three games. Starting on Mar. 4 they play Northwest Nazarene in Utah. They then will play Colorado School of Mines on Mar. 5. After a day of rest, they close out their trip to Utah with a match-up against Utah State on Mar. 7. 

“We are excited to get to Logan (Utah) and challenge ourselves vs three great teams.” said Head Coach Adam Benney “Utah State is becoming a fun cross-country rival for us, and expect a tight game.”

After a long break of games, the Johnnies will close out the month of March by playing the University of Minn-Duluth at St. Michael Albertville High School Dome on Mar. 25. 

Not much after the Johnnies last match-up, they will host the University of Minnesota in Collegeville on Apr. 2nd. After a two-week game break the Johnnies will take their second road trip of the year and head down to Ames, Iowa where they will start their trip with a match-up against Missouri St. on Apr. 15. Their second match-up, the end of the road trip, will be played against Drury University on Apr. 16. 

After a quick turnaround, the Johnnies will come back to Minnesota and play NDSU at Moorhead High School on Apr. 19. To close out the regular season the Johnnies will have their final two home games of the season, the first match-up against St. Thomas on Apr. 21 and the second match-up against Dayton on Apr. 23.

“There is nothing like a Johnnie/Tommie game and we are proud that the lacrosse team can keep the tradition going [With UST moving to NCAA D1]” Said Coach Benney “With it being a Friday night in Collegeville we know the fans will be coming out.”

The Johnnies will then start their Postseason run and head down to Chicago for the UMCL Tournament. If the Johnnies Win or get second place in the UMLC Tournament they will then earn a spot down in Texas for the MCLA National Tournament

In 2023 Schedule St. Johns Lacrosse will be streaming all games live via YouTube.  Please visit and subscribe to for all details.

For more information about St. Johns Lacrosse and the 2023 Schedule, visit, or follow St. Johns Lacrosse on Twitter @SJULax.




 Northland College

Gagliardi Dome (SJU)

Collegeville, MN

Fri Feb 10


 University of Northwestern

Gagliardi Dome (SJU)

Collegeville, MN

Sat Feb 18


 Iowa State

St. John's

Collegeville, MN

Sat Feb 25


 @ Northwest Nazarene

Utah State University

Logan, UT

Sat Mar 04


 @ Colorado Mines

Utah State University

Logan, UT

Sun Mar 05


 @ Utah State

Utah State University

Logan, UT

Tue Mar 07


 @ Minn.-Duluth


St. Michael, MN

Fri Mar 31



Clemens Stadium

Collegeville, MN

Sun Apr 02


 Missouri State

Towers Recreation Fields

Ames, IA

Sat Apr 15



Towers Recreation Fields

Ames, IA

Sun Apr 16


 @ North Dakota State

Moorhead High School

Moorhead, MN

Wed Apr 19


 St. Thomas

Clemens Stadium

Collegeville, MN

Fri Apr 21



St. Paul, MN (St Thomas)

St. Paul, MN

Sun Apr 23


UMLC Tournament

Mercyhealth Sportscore

Loves Park, IL

Apr 28-30th

MCLA Tournament

Round Rock Multipurpose Complex

Round Rock, TX

May 8-13th

Collegeville, MN,

For Immediate Release

Derek Daehn, the University of St. Johns Men’s Head Lacrosse Coach, announced his retirement effective June 1, 2022. Daehn served in his current role since 2009 and has coached 201 MCLA games, with a record of 127 wins and 74 losses. Daehn made an appearance in an MCLA leading,10, Division 2 National Championship Tournaments and amassed a tournament record of 13-10, with one appearance in the MCLA National Championship Game. 

"Over the past 14 seasons, I have had the opportunity to live out a professional dream as the head coach at St. Johns," Daehn said. "I have been blessed to work with incredible, gifted young men who allowed us to coach them and brought me unmatched joy. I cannot overstate our gratitude to the players, families, coaches, and administrators who have been with us on this path. It has been an honor and a privilege to work at St. Johns, especially under AD Bob Alpers, Assistant AD Nicci Malecha, and the many assistants that have been a part of the program."

"Now, though, it's time for us to enter a new era of Johnnie Lacrosse. After 14 years of coaching SJU, I am proud and excited to hand over the reins to a member of our Johnnie Lacrosse family, Adam Benney (SJU 09’).

Benney is a 2009 graduate of St. Johns University, and a member of the St. Johns Coaching Staff since 2014.  2011-12 Benney was an Assistant at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN.  Since 2015 Benney has run the SJU Defense and led recruiting efforts.    

"When looking for a successor, we wanted a candidate who could navigate the changing landscape of MCLA Lacrosse and keep St. Johns in a position of strength—now and in the future," said Daehn. "Adam understands the power of the Community at SJU and the MCLA. I am very excited for him to take the program to the next step.”

Even though Daehn is retiring as head coach, he is committed to keeping Johnnie lacrosse as part of his life. He plans on staying in touch with former players and is quick to point out that he is only a phone call away for new coach, Benney.



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