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Previewing St. John’s 2018 Schedule

The Red Storm look to have some kind of rebound after regressing for the past few years.

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The St John’s Red Storm are the 67th team in our 2018 schedule preview series and the sixth and final team from the Big East. The Red Storm had a dismal 2017, finishing 1-13 overall, with their only win coming against Siena, 13-12.

Here’s the entire 2018 schedule:

St. John’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)
2/10 St. John's Rutgers 16-8 L
2/17 Hartford St. John's First meeting since 2006 (9-7 W)
2/24 High Point St. John's 15-6 L
3/3 St. John's North Carolina First ever meeting
3/7 St. John's St. Joe's 8-5 L
3/10 Siena St. John's 13-12 W
3/17 Dartmouth St. John's First meeting since 1939 (11-5 W)
3/24 Hofstra St. John's 9-6 L
3/31 St. John's Providence Big East 15-6 L
4/3 St. John's Stony Brook 14-5 L
4/7 Marquette St. John's Big East 17-9 L
4/14 St. John's Denver Big East 18-12 L
4/21 Villanova St. John's Big East 18-3 L
4/28 Georgetown St. John's Big East 14-4 L

The Red Storm add Dartmouth, Hartford, and North Carolina. They say goodbye to Drexel, Syracuse, and Yale.

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

Best Nonconference Game: vs. Dartmouth

This is the first time these two teams have played each other since 1939. That was during St. John’s first incarnation as a lacrosse program. This is a game for both teams to earn a win, and that might be their only one of the year.

Best Conference Game: vs. Georgetown

The Red Storm played Denver to a six-goal margin. They were blown out by Providence and Villanova, and Marquette beat them by eight. The Hoyas beat them by 10 last year, but they finished fifth in the conference last year. I think Georgetown is St. John’s best chance for a conference win.

Under The Radar Game: vs. Hartford

Just like the Red Storm, the Hawks struggled in 2017. The defending America East champions failed to make their conference tournament, and lose a key midfielder in Jaedon Henderson. St. John’s was led by freshmen Mike and Joe Madsen on offense, and look to continue to improve their play.

Possible Upset: vs. Hofstra

The Pride played in plenty of close games last year. The Red Storm was one of them, beating them by only three. Hofstra went on two separate 3-0 runs in the game to gain their advantage, and have a very good goaltender in Jack Concannon. But this year’s game is at home, and it was the setting for St. John’s near upset of Syracuse a year ago. Maybe, just maybe, they pull through this time.

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