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Previewing Binghamton’s 2018 Schedule

Can the Bearcats continue their success from last season?

Binghamton Athletics

The Binghamton Bearcats are the 39th team in our 2018 schedule preview series and the fourth team from the America East. The Bearcats set a program records for wins in a season with 11 in Kevin McKeown’s first year as head coach.

Here’s the entire 2018 schedule:

Binghamton’s 2018 Schedule

Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes Last Year's Meeting(s)
Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes Last Year's Meeting(s)
2/4 Binghamton Princeton Scrimmage
2/10 Binghamton Syracuse 9-8 L
2/13 Binghamton Colgate 11-8 W
2/20 Canisius Binghamton 11-7 W
2/25 Binghamton Marist 11-8 L
3/3 Binghamton Hobart 12-6 W
3/6 Binghamton Cornell First meeting since 2015 (17-10 L)
3/10 Delaware Binghamton 13-9 W
3/17 UMass Lowell Binghamton America East 15-8 W
3/24 Binghamton Vermont America East 8-5 W
3/27 Siena Binghamton 10-5 W
3/31 Binghamton Lafayette 14-8 W
4/7 Binghamton Hartford America East 10-9 W
4/14 UMBC Binghamton America East 7-6 L, 9-4 W
4/20 Binghamton Albany America East 10-4 L, 20-8 L
4/27 Stony Brook Binghamton America East 6-5 W/OT

The Bearcats add Cornell to the schedule after a two-year hiatus.

Let’s check out some notable games on this schedule:

Best Nonconference Game: @ Syracuse

Revenge will be on the mind for the Bearcats, who lost a heartbreaker to the Orange in the Carrier Dome last year. They lose Tom Moore, Garrett Waldron, and Tanner Cosens to graduation, so there might be some bumps in the road to start the season.

Best Conference Game: vs. Stony Brook

The Seawolves are usually a consistent team. They’re not a top 10 or 15 team usually, but they have made an appearance or two in the top 20 for the past two years. They played the Bearcats to overtime last year, where Binghamton won it in the extra frame.

Under The Radar Game: @ Hobart

Not many people are thinking about Hobart as a contender in the NEC. But they should be taken seriously, especially with the possibility that the Bearcats might have to play them outside at Boswell Field in Geneva in early March. Just hope it’s not snowing.

Possible Upset: @ Hartford

The Hawks were pretty bad in their defense of the America East championship, but they lost to Binghamton by only a goal a year ago. This game is in Hartford and even though they lose Jaedon Henderson at midfield, extra possessions might be a key in this game, thanks to the talent of Dylan Protesto.

For other schedules and team rosters, check out our Men’s Division I matrix.