The Georgetown Hoyas are the 65th team in our 2017 schedule preview. The Hoyas finished 2-15 overall, and 1-4 in Big East play. Georgetown failed to make the Big East Tournament. Let’s dive into their schedule.
The Hoyas will have two scrimmages against Lafayette and Drexel, before kicking off their season on February 14 against High Point in North Carolina. The team will then take on Notre Dame in Dallas, Texas on the 18th. The venue hasn’t been announced yet, but my guess is it’ll be at Gerald J. Ford Stadium on SMU’s campus. Georgetown opens up a three-game homestand on February 25th against defending CAA champion Towson.
The homestand continues on March 4 against Hofstra. Last year, the Hoyas upset the Pride in Hempstead, 11-6. Georgetown hosts Robert Morris three days later to conclude their homestand. The Hoyas travel to Geneva to take on defending NEC champion Hobart on March 11, whom they lost to by a goal last season. They return home on March 18 to take on Duke in what starts a grueling four-game stretch. It continues March 22 as the team makes the short trip to Baltimore to take on defending Patriot League champion Loyola. Big East play opens up at Cooper Field on March 25 against defending Big East champion Marquette.
Georgetown travels west to take on Denver on April 1. The team then travels to Rhode Island to take on Providence on April 8. Providence was Georgetown’s lone conference win in 2016. The Hoyas then get to host Villanova on April 15, before wrapping up nonconference play on April 18 on the road against Mount St. Mary’s. The regular season finale is on April 29 as Georgetown hosts St. John’s.
Kevin Warne’s squad doesn’t lose a ton of talent from last year, with midfielder Joe Bucci being the only big loss for the Hoyas. The team returns attackman Daniel Bucaro, who was the Big East’s Freshman of the Year last season. He had a team-high 13 assists and 31 points in his first year. He’ll be joined once again by Stephen Quinzi, Matt Behrens, and Zeke Morrill. At midfield, Peter Conley finished fourth on the team with 16 points after five games, but suffered a season-ending injury. He will certainly be a big time threat on offense for the Hoyas, but he has to stay healthy, as he also missed time two years ago with an ankle injury. Devon Lewis and Craig Berge are the two other probable starters at midfield, with Eduardo White, Ryan Hursey, and Patrick Aslanian available as well. Freshman Cullen Morgan is a young guy to watch. On defense, Michael Mayer and Finn Dunne both return, after starting nearly every game last season, as well as Charlie Ford. Two freshmen defensemen to keep an eye out for are Jarrett Jones and Stephen MacLeod. Riley Mann is back as the LSM on the Hoyas, while Nick Carpenter and Greg Galligan both return as the top defensive midfielders. Junior Nick Marrocco returns in the cage, and Peter Tagliaferri will resume primary face-off duties as well, unless freshman Alex Bean leaps over the junior.
With Georgetown releasing their schedule, the Big East becomes the sixth conference to have all their teams release their schedules.
To see every team’s schedule and which one’s we’ve highlighted, check our our master schedule list.