The Binghamton Bearcats are the 46th team in our 2017 schedule preview. The Bearcats went 4-10 overall in 2016, and 2-4 in America East play. Binghamton failed to make the America East tournament last season. Let’s dive into their schedule.
The Bearcats begin the regular season with a three-game home stand against New York teams, starting on February 18 against Colgate. They’ll host Marist on the 25th. In last year’s meeting, the Red Foxes edged the Bearcats, 10-8.
March begins with a game against defending NEC champion Hobart on the 4th, before hitting the road against Siena on March 7. They’ll stay on the road to take on Delaware on March 11 before starting America East conference play on the road against UMass Lowell on the 18th. The team returns home to face off against Vermont on March 25, and followed three days later with a trip to Buffalo to take on Canisius on March 28.
Nonconference play continues on April 1 with a game against Lafayette at home, before hosting defending America East champion Hartford on the 8th. The team then travels down to Baltimore to take on UMBC on April 15, before returning home to take on Albany in their regular season home finale on April 19. They’ll go up north to take on Syracuse on April 22 and wrap up the regular season on the 28th against Stony Brook.
The Bearcats and head coach Kevin McKeown lose their top two scorers from last season in Zach Scaduto and Johnny Maher. But they do return midfielders Ben Kosis, Matt Kaser, and Joe Licata, along with attackmen Thomas McAndrew and Sean Gilroy. On defense, the team loses starting defenseman Chris Bechle and role player George Deignan. Garrett Waldron and Sal Fama are the two starting defensemen that return, with Eric Schweitzer in play as well. Joe Grossi will probably replace T.J. DiSanto as the top defensive midfielder, with Stephen Petrelli joining him as well. Tanner Cosens returns in goal this season, while Dan Mazurek and Austin Macchi will split face-off duties once again this season.
To see every team’s schedule and which one’s we’ve highlighted, check our our master schedule list.