The Georgetown Hoyas are the 37th team in our 2018 schedule preview series and the fifth team from the Big East. The Hoyas went 4-10 last year and overhauled their coaching staff in the offseason, as assistants Michael Phipps and David Shriver, along with volunteer assistant Chris Fisher, join head coach Kevin Warne.
Here’s the entire 2018 schedule:
Georgetown’s 2018 Schedule
|Last Year's Meeting(s)
|Last Year's Meeting(s)
|Mount St. Mary's
|First ever meeting
|First meeting since 1991 (15-8 W); (scrimmaged last year)
|First ever meeting; Senior Day
The Hoyas play Marist and NJIT for the first time in program history, and take on Drexel for the first time in 27 years. No more Duke or Notre Dame, and the Hoyas add a 15th game to their schedule this year.
Let’s check out some notable games on this schedule:
Best Nonconference Game: vs. Loyola
A local rivalry game which hasn’t been pleasant to Georgetown in their history. The Hoyas have only won seven out of 39 total meetings dating back to 1970. They lost to the Greyhounds by one in Baltimore in a midweek game. Daniel Bucaro can help get the team their eighth all-time win if he can be a catalyst for the offense.
Best Conference Game: @ Marquette
It might be tough for the Hoyas to get two conference wins this year once again. Last year, they beat St. John’s, and they should beat them again this year. But if they want to have a chance at making the Big East Tournament, it’s against Marquette, who they lost to by a goal last year at home.
Under The Radar Game: vs. Marist
Marist is a budding mid-major team, and their schedule is packed with many new faces, including Georgetown. The Red Foxes have a stud goaltender in Brian Corrigan who will be tough to face, but the Hoyas can provide some scoring depth with Bucaro as well as Jake Carraway and Mercer transfer Lucas Wittenberg at midfield.
Possible Upset: @ Towson
Another one-goal loss the Hoyas were involved in last year. The Hoyas played a final four team in the Tigers pretty well thanks in large part to Bucaro’s career-high six goals. Georgetown couldn’t score a goal in the final 8:38 of the game to tie it at 11 and did give up a 5-0 run in the first half. If the Hoyas can clean up their mistakes and try to take advantage of a Towson team that might not be explosive offensively, it could lead to a big win.
For other schedules and team rosters, check out our Men’s Division I matrix.