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Previewing Hofstra’s 2019 men’s college lacrosse schedule

The Pride will have plenty of new faces taking the field in 2019 in hopes of finally winning another CAA championship.

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The Hofstra Pride are the 23rd team in our 2019 schedule preview series and the fourth team from the CAA. The Pride finished 6-8 in 2018 and 2-3 in CAA play. Hofstra lost to eventual conference champion UMass in the CAA semifinals.

Here’s their entire 2019 schedule:

Hofstra’s 2019 Schedule

Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes
Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes
1/26 Hofstra/Vermont Syracuse Scrimmage
2/2 Hobart Hofstra Scrimmage
2/9 Hofstra Lehigh
2/16 Utah Hofstra First ever meeting
2/23 Hofstra Villanova
2/26 Stony Brook Hofstra
3/2 Georgetown Hofstra First meeting since 2017 (last year's matchup was cancelled)
3/9 Ohio State Hofstra
3/12 St. John's Hofstra
3/16 Providence Hofstra
3/23 Hofstra Rutgers First meeting since 1999
3/30 Hofstra Towson CAA
4/6 UMass Hofstra CAA
4/13 Hofstra Delaware CAA
4/20 Drexel Hofstra CAA
4/26 Hofstra Fairfield CAA

Who’s In?

Who’s Out?

Average Winning Percentage From 2018 Teams

  • Overall: .503
  • Nonconference: .535
  • CAA: .451

Circle These Dates

  • 2/23 (at Villanova): What a low-scoring game last year’s meeting was. Nine total goals were scored, with seven coming from Villanova. I’d expect this year’s meeting have at least more than 10 goals between the two teams, especially with Jack Concannon not with the Pride anymore.
  • 3/2 (vs. Georgetown): This was going to be a great matchup last March. But due to snow, the Hoyas were stuck traveling to Hempstead and the game was called. At the time, Georgetown was undefeated. Maybe the Hoyas start undefeated again with guys like Jake Carraway and Daniel Bucaro back.
  • 3/9 (vs. Ohio State): The Pride started last year in Columbus with a two-goal loss indoors. With the weather hopefully a little better than it would be in February, this could be an under-the-radar nonconference game to watch.
  • 4/6 (vs. UMass): The team to beat in the CAA for the past few years has been Towson. Until last year, when UMass took center stage as the team in the Colonial. The Minutemen have some good players on offense such as Jeff Trainor and Chris Connolly, as well as stud defenseman Isaac Paparo.
  • 4/13 (at Delaware): Could the Blue Hens sneak in as a darkhorse in the CAA? Under head coach Ben DeLuca, Delaware nearly upset Towson in the CAA semifinals. And the Blue Hens edged the Pride on Long Island by a goal in last year’s meeting. If that does happen, the Pride will need to handle Fairfield and Drexel to assure themselves of at least having a good chance at making the CAA Tournament.

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