The St. John’s Red Storm are the 52nd team in our 2017 schedule preview. The Red Storm went 2-12 overall in 2016, and 1-4 in Big East play. St. John’s failed to make the Big East Tournament last year. Let’s dive into their schedule.
The Red Storm start off with scrimmages against UMass on January 28 and against defending America East champion Hartford on February 4. The regular season begins in Queens on February 11 against Rutgers. They’ll host fellow Long Island rival Stony Brook on the 19th. St. John’s then travels to North Carolina to take on High Point on February 25.
March begins with a home matchup against one of the top NEC teams in St. Joe’s on the 1st. The Red Storm then travel up to Loudonville to take on Siena on March 4. Last year in Queens, the Red Storm earned their first win of the season over the Saints. They’ll have their annual meeting with Syracuse on March 11, and they’ll host it this year. They’ll also host Drexel a week later on the 18th. They’ll close the month out with a road trip to Hempstead to take on Hofstra on the 25th.
Big East play opens up at home on April 1 against Providence, followed by their final nonconference game against Yale, also at home, three days later. The Red Storm travel to Wisconsin to take on defending Big East champion Marquette on the 8th, before returning home to host Denver on the 15th in their home finale. The season wraps up on the road against Villanova on the 22nd and Georgetown on the 29th.
St. John’s loses their leading scorer in attackman Eric DeJohn to graduation, as well as midfielder James Bonanno. The team does return attackmen Jason DeBenedictis, Declan Swartwood, Tom Stackpole, and Colin Duffy, along with midfielders Corey Haynes, Nick Heller, and Scott Scannell. They’ll need a ton of help in the midfield in order to have success on offense. On defense, John Saunders, Jack McClellan, Aidan Marron, and LSM Kyle Skramko all return for the Red Storm, along with Brian Gaffney as as short stick defensive midfielder. Senior Joseph Danaher should be the favorite to start in goal, but sophomore Michael O’Keeffe might say otherwise. Justin Corpolongo and Jack Lally will be the two main face-off takers.
To see every team’s schedule and which one’s we’ve highlighted, check our our master schedule list.