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Previewing Lehigh’s 2019 men’s college lacrosse schedule

Is this Lehigh’s big year to dethrone Loyola as Patriot League champs?

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The Lehigh Mountain Hawks are the 18th team in our 2019 schedule preview series and the first team from the Patriot League. The Mountain Hawks finished 10-7 in 2018 and 5-3 in Patriot League play. Lehigh made it to the Patriot League Championship after an overtime win over Navy where they fell to Loyola.

Here’s their entire 2019 schedule:

Lehigh’s 2019 Schedule

Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes
Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes
1/26 Lehigh Saint Joseph's Scrimmage
2/2 Lehigh NJIT
2/9 Hofstra Lehigh
2/16 Lehigh Virginia First meeting since 1906
2/24 Lehigh Cornell
3/2 Lehigh Colgate Patriot League
3/9 Army West Point Lehigh Patriot League
3/12 Lehigh Rutgers
3/17 Lafayette Lehigh Patriot League
3/23 Lehigh Navy Patriot League
3/30 Boston University Lehigh Patriot League
4/6 Lehigh Loyola Patriot League
4/10 Robert Morris Lehigh First ever meeting
4/13 St. Bonaventure Lehigh First ever meeting
4/20 Bucknell Lehigh Patriot League
4/26 Lehigh Holy Cross Patriot League

Who’s In?

Who’s Out?

Average Winning Percentage From 2018 Teams

  • Overall: .513
  • Nonconference: .534
  • Patriot League: .497

Circle These Dates

  • 2/16 (at Virginia): These two teams are meeting for the first time in over 100 years. Things have changed since 1906, mainly for the better. It’s pretty crazy these two teams haven’t met in between, especially in the NCAA Tournament. But it will definitely be a good look at where this Lehigh team is and whether they’ll be a potential bubble team in the weeks following.
  • 2/24 (at Cornell): Lehigh’s on the road for four out of their first five games, including three straight. The reigning Ivy League champs helped get some breathing room in last year’s meeting thanks to a 5-0 run in the first half. Jeff Teat had six points, Jonathan Donville had five points, and Clarke Petterson put up four goals. They’re all back. This wasn’t the best game for James Spence in goal, giving up nine tallies on three saves.
  • 3/12 (at Rutgers): Most of their really good nonconference games are on the road (Hofstra is at home). That could be both good and bad, but this could be bad. Rutgers is really good at home, and they edged the Mountain Hawks last season in Lehigh. Adam Charalambides should return on offense along with Kieran Mullins, but unlike the Mountain Hawks, Rutgers loses a good chunk of their team from a year ago.
  • 3/23 (at Navy): Lehigh split both meetings with the Midshipmen last season, but got the better of them when it mattered in the Patriot League semifinals. Is Navy still a top team in the Patriot League after losing a bunch of their defensive core and a low-scoring offense?
  • 4/6 (at Loyola): Yet another big game that’s on the road. Lehigh will have to earn their wins away from their cozy confines, especially if they want to dethrone Pat Spencer and the Greyhounds. Loyola dominated the Mountain Hawks in their regular season meeting and exploded with a seven-goal third quarter in the Patriot League title game. Spencer had seven and five points respectively in both games.

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