The Dartmouth Big Green are the 24th Division I lacrosse team to announce their 2017 regular season schedule Monday afternoon. The Big Green went 1-13 on the season, with their lone win against Michigan, 13-12. Dartmouth starts the season on a nine-game losing streak and hope to improve after years of being one of the worst teams in Division I lacrosse. Let’s dive into this schedule.
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Dartmouth begins the season February 18 on the road against Canisius. Their home opener is against Sacred Heart on February 25, followed by another home game against Vermont three days later.
Five of the team’s next six games are on the road, beginning with Wagner on March 4. The Big Green make a trip to Chapel Hill to take on defending NCAA champion North Carolina March 18. Three days later, they travel to Annapolis to take on Navy, before opening up Ivy League play at home against Harvard March 25.
April begins with another road game, this time against Cornell, on April 1. The Big Green travel to take on Yale April 8, before returning home for three of their final four games. That stretch begins with a nonconference home game against UMass Lowell on April 11, followed by Princeton coming into town April 15. Their final road game is April 22 against Penn, followed by the regular season finale, on April 29, which is also Senior Day, against Brown.
Head coach Brendan Callahan returns his top four leading scorers from last season in Wiley Osborne, Jack Korzelius, Richie Loftus, and Evan Key. Any help on offense is big for Dartmouth, as those four have double digit points last season, which also included KC Beard, who has graduated. On defense, Timmy Burke returns after recording 13 caused turnovers last year, good for second on the team, along with sophomore Austin Meacham. Don Stephan and Jack Auteri return as the top two face-off takers, and junior Ty Vanderberg hopes to take the reigns as the team’s starting goaltender.
To see every team’s schedule and which one’s we’ve highlighted, check our our master schedule list.