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Previewing Army West Point’s 2019 men’s college lacrosse schedule

After a rare down year, the Black Knights look to return to the Patriot League Tournament.

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The Army West Point Black Knights are the 24th team in our 2019 schedule preview series and the second team from the Patriot League. The Black Knights finished 5-8 in 2018 and 2-6 in Patriot League play. Army failed to qualify for the Patriot League Tournament for the first time since its inception in 2005.

Here’s their entire 2019 schedule:

Army West Point’s 2019 Schedule

Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes
Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes
2/9 Army West Point UMass
2/16 Army West Point Rutgers
2/19 Marist Army West Point First meeting since 2007
2/24 Army West Point Syracuse
3/2 Lafayette Army West Point Patriot League
3/9 Army West Point Lehigh Patriot League
3/12 Army West Point Binghamton First ever meeting
3/16 Army West Point Holy Cross Patriot League
3/23 Colgate Army West Point Patriot League
3/30 Army West Point Bucknell Patriot League
4/6 Boston University Army West Point Patriot League
4/13 Army West Point Navy Patriot League, 100th all-time meeting
4/20 Loyola Army West Point Patriot League
4/26 Army West Point NJIT

Who’s In?

Who’s Out?

Average Winning Percentage From 2018 Teams

  • Overall: .467
  • Nonconference: .395
  • Patriot League: .522

Circle These Dates

  • 2/9 (at UMass): Take a look at the score from last year’s meeting. Army won 18-6. At the end of the year, the Black Knights missed out on the Patriot League Tournament, while the Minutemen won the CAA title but lost to Yale in the NCAA Tournament. And that’s why they play more than 10 games in a regular season.
  • 2/16 (at Rutgers): Again, Army beat Rutgers in last year’s matchup by two goals. Many thought the Black Knights were a top 10 team. But they began to slide down for the remainder of the year. Rutgers should still be a good team in 2019 with Adam Charalambides hopefully back.
  • 2/23 (at Syracuse): When I was with Syracuse, the coaches have always said preparing for Army was the hardest team to get ready for. No wonder why these games have been very competitive and close for the past few years. And it should be the same once again, even with the Orange returning many of their key contributors from a year ago.
  • 4/6 (vs. Boston University): This game last year helped give the Terriers the edge over the Black Knights for the final spot in the Patriot League Tournament. And BU then upset Bucknell in their quarterfinal showdown. Army led 7-4 with 3:04 left in the third quarter before BU scored four straight goals, including Ryan Hilburn’s game-winner with 30 seconds left in the game.
  • 4/13 (at Navy): This game doesn’t need to be explained, but I will anyways. It’s the 100th ever meeting for both teams in men’s lacrosse. It’s a game where records don’t matter, only pride. I’m hoping for some warm weather down in Annapolis because that might be the game of the weekend.

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