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Previewing Air Force’s 2019 men’s college lacrosse schedule

With things back to normal, Air Force hopes to return to the top of the SoCon in 2019.

Steve Parker

The Air Force Falcons are the 21st team in our 2019 schedule preview series and the third team from the Southern Conference. The Falcons finished 5-10 in 2018 and 3-4 in SoCon play. After a fall filled with off-field drama, Air Force failed to three-peat as SoCon champions with interim head coach Bill Wilson. He was named the program’s permanent head coach earlier this fall.

Here’s their entire 2019 schedule:

Air Force’s 2019 Schedule

Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes
Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes
1/19 Air Force Virginia Scrimmage
1/26 Air Force Notre Dame Scrimmage
2/9 Air Force Denver
2/16 Marist Air Force
2/23 Cleveland State Air Force Faceoff Classic
2/24 Utah Air Force Faceoff Classic, First ever meeting
3/2 Air Force Canisius First meeting since 2017
3/6 Detroit Mercy Air Force
3/16 Air Force Mercer SoCon
3/23 Air Force Furman SoCon
3/26 Air Force Yale First meeting since 2008
3/30 Jacksonville Air Force SoCon
4/6 Air Force High Point SoCon
4/13 Richmond Air Force SoCon
4/20 Air Force VMI SoCon
4/27 Bellarmine Air Force SoCon

Who’s In?

Who’s Out?

Average Winning Percentage From 2018 Teams

  • Overall: .444
  • Nonconference: .523
  • SoCon: .378

Circle These Dates

  • 2/16 (vs. Marist): It was the Nick Hruby game for the Falcons last year. He scored six of the team’s eight goals, including three of the final four tallies over the Red Foxes. He was one of the very few seniors that remained on the team and provided some kind of leadership. They might miss that this year, even with three juniors as captains.
  • 2/23 (vs. Cleveland State at the Faceoff Classic in Denver, CO): Last year’s meeting in Colorado Springs was a little weird. The game was supposed to be at Peter Barton Stadium, but was then moved inside the Air Force Academy’s Holaday Athletic Center. The Vikings led by six goals after three quarters, but then gave up five straight in the fourth. But the Falcons couldn’t come back to win.
  • 3/26 (at Yale): Yale should be pretty good this season. That’s not good news for the Falcons, who got whooped by Cornell last season. Let’s hope this year’s Ivy League visit goes better than the trip to Ithaca.
  • 3/30 (vs. Jacksonville): The Dolphins put themselves in prime contention to win the SoCon last season, coming up one goal short. The past two meetings have been decided by a goal, with Air Force beating Jacksonville in overtime two years ago. This might be an important game for SoCon Tournament berths.
  • 4/6 (at High Point): A win last year could’ve meant going to the SoCon Tournament for the Falcons. Instead, the Panthers’ Asher Nolting scored with 20 seconds left to put High Point on top. This shows how wide open the SoCon is going to be in 2019, with everyone trying to dethrone Richmond.

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