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Previewing Fairfield’s 2019 men’s college lacrosse schedule

After a couple disappointing seasons, can the Stags bounce back in a competitive CAA?

Gretchen McMahon

The Fairfield Stags are the ninth team in our 2019 schedule preview series and the second team from the CAA. The Stags finished 4-11 in 2018 and 1-4 in CAA play. Fairfield missed out on the CAA Tournament for the second consecutive season.

Here’s their entire 2019 schedule:

Fairfield’s 2019 Schedule

Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes
Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes
2/16 Saint Joseph's Fairfield
2/23 Fairfield Sacred Heart First meeting since 2005
3/2 Rutgers Fairfield
3/5 Siena Fairfield First meeting since 1999 (former MAAC rivals)
3/9 Georgetown Fairfield First meeting since 2016
3/12 Fairfield Bryant First meeting since 2013
3/15 Utah Fairfield First ever meeting
3/19 Fairfield NJIT
3/23 Villanova Fairfield
3/30 Delaware Fairfield CAA
4/6 Towson Fairfield CAA
4/13 Fairfield Drexel CAA
4/20 Fairfield UMass CAA
4/26 Hofstra Fairfield CAA

Who’s In?

Who’s Out?

Average Winning Percentage From 2018 Teams

  • Overall: .492
  • Nonconference: .497
  • CAA: .483

Circle These Dates

  • 2/23 (at Sacred Heart): Who’s the better team from Fairfield? Right now, it seems to be Sacred Heart. The schools are about 10 minutes apart from each other and are playing each other in a regular season matchup for the first time in 14 years. Both teams have two talented offensive players in Colin Burke for the Stags and Max Tuttle for the Pioneers.
  • 3/9 (vs. Georgetown): Last year’s Big East champions will look to continue their momentum into 2019, despite losing some key pieces that include goalie Nick Marrocco. Fairfield is 1-4 all-time against Georgetown, but defeated the Hoyas in their last meeting in 2016.
  • 3/23 (vs. Villanova): Both teams had an incredible overtime game last year, with the Wildcats coming out on top. Villanova had a two-goal lead with 1:28 left in regulation before Joe Rodrigues and Dylan Beckwith scored 15 seconds apart to send the game into overtime. However, Danny Seibel came through for the Wildcats in overtime. Fairfield has lost their last three meetings to Villanova, with their last win coming back in 2015.
  • 3/30 (vs. Delaware): Fairfield was very competitive in CAA play, despite only winning one win to show for it, which was a 5-4 win over Hofstra. The Blue Hens could be a rising team in the conference under second-year head coach Ben DeLuca, who got his first conference win in their CAA opener last year thanks to Charlie Kitchen’s tally with 3:12 left in the game.
  • 4/6 (vs. Towson): Another one of Fairfield’s tight matchups that went in favor for the opposing team. The Stags held on to a one-goal lead early in the fourth quarter, before goals from Jean-Luc Chetner and Luke Fromert gave the Tigers an 8-7 win. If the Stags continue to play CAA opponents tight, but with the end result in their favor, they could contend with UMass in the conference.

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