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Previewing UMBC’s 2019 men’s college lacrosse schedule

The Retrievers were the top-scoring defense in the country last season despite recording only 130 points on offense.

David Sinclair

The UMBC Retrievers are the 33rd team in our 2019 schedule preview series and the second team from the America East. The Retrievers finished 5-8 in 2018 and 3-3 in America East play. UMBC failed to qualify for the America East Tournament.

Here’s their entire 2019 schedule:

UMBC’s 2019 Schedule

Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes
Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes
2/2 UMBC Georgetown Scrimmage
2/9 Princeton UMBC Scrimmage
2/15 UMBC Navy
2/19 UMBC Richmond
2/23 Mount St. Mary's UMBC
3/2 Brown UMBC First meeting since 2007
3/9 UMBC High Point First meeting since 2014
3/16 Vermont UMBC America East
3/23 UMBC Stony Brook America East
3/30 Lafayette UMBC First meeting since 2016
4/6 Binghamton UMBC America East
4/13 UMBC Albany America East
4/20 UMass Lowell UMBC America East
4/27 UMBC Hartford America East

Who’s In?

Who’s Out?

Average Winning Percentage From 2018 Teams

  • Overall: .478
  • Nonconference: .446
  • America East: .510

Circle These Dates

  • 2/15 (at Navy): Two low-scoring offenses against two good pretty good defenses. That should mean a very low-scoring season opener and a great game for defensive enthusiasts. I wouldn’t be shocked if the total number of goals scored is under 10 (last year’s total was 12).
  • 2/23 (vs. Mount St. Mary’s): UMBC gave up 16 goals in a game last season. That team wasn’t Johns Hopkins or Albany, but it was Mount St. Mary’s. The Mountaineers went on a 5-0 run to close the first half and eventually won by nine goals. Tommy Lingner gave up 14 of them. That shouldn’t happen this year.
  • 3/2 (vs. Brown): The Bears have been known to have a high-tempo offense, but it wasn’t as effective as it has been in previous years. But with the shot clock implemented, it’ll be an interesting matchup to see how the new rule affects both teams with different philosophies.
  • 3/23 (at Stony Brook): Last year’s conference opener ended up being costly for the Retrievers. UMBC scored three goals in a span of 2:43 early in the fourth quarter. But the Seawolves held the Retriever offense scoreless for the final 10:03 of the game. Stony Brook made the America East Tournament, UMBC didn’t.
  • 4/13 (at Albany): We shouldn’t have Albany as the top ranked program come early April, so the Great Danes probably don’t have to worry about the Retrievers providing another upset of a No. 1 team. But they should worry about another possible upset, especially without guys like Connor Fields, JD Colarusso, and TD Ierlan this year. Albany scored seven goals in their meeting last year, their second lowest output of the season.

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