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Previewing Yale’s 2019 men’s college lacrosse schedule

Can the Bulldogs be the first team since Duke to win back-to-back national championships?

Matt Dewkett

The Yale Bulldogs are the 16th team in our 2019 schedule preview series and the fourth team from the Ivy League. The Bulldogs finished 17-3 in 2018 and a perfect 7-0 in Ivy League play. After losing to Cornell in the Ivy League Championship, Yale went the distance and won their first ever NCAA national championship against the Duke Blue Devils.

Here’s their entire 2019 schedule:

Yale’s 2019 Schedule

Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes
Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes
2/2 Yale Syracuse Scrimmage
2/9 Merrimack (D2) Yale Scrimmage
2/16 Villanova Yale
2/23 Penn State Yale First meeting since 2013
3/2 UMass Yale
3/10 Yale Michigan In Atlanta, GA
3/16 Cornell Yale Ivy League
3/23 Yale Princeton Ivy League
3/26 Air Force Yale First meeting since 2008
3/30 Yale Penn Ivy League
4/6 Dartmouth Yale Ivy League
4/13 Brown Yale Ivy League
4/19 Yale Albany
4/23 Quinnipiac Yale First meeting since 2014
4/27 Yale Harvard Ivy League

Who’s In?

Who’s Out?

Average Winning Percentage From 2018 Teams

  • Overall: .550
  • Nonconference: .607
  • Ivy League: .483

Circle These Dates

  • 2/23 (vs. Penn State): Penn State gets one of their best offensive players back in Grant Ament. They were a bubble team last year and could have used Ament for a possible run to the NCAA Tournament. With him and Gerard Arceri full healthy, it could be one of the marquee nonconference matchups of the early season, especially with Arceri and TD Ierlan at the faceoff X.
  • 3/2 (vs. UMass): The two teams played twice last year, but despite the margins in both games, Yale dominated for the majority of the game. The Minutemen made fourth quarter runs in both games but it just wasn’t enough in regards to time. Could UMass complete the upset this time?
  • 3/10 (vs. Michigan in Atlanta, GA): Both teams played last year with the Bulldogs getting their first win of the season despite a slow start in the first half. Michigan looks to have a big breakout season in 2019 with the coaching staff and players in place. This game is being played in Atlanta, but I wouldn’t be surprised if the game is held at Fifth-Third Bank Stadium at Kennesaw State University.
  • 3/16 (vs. Cornell): Another preview of the Ivy League Championship? Both teams split their two meetings last year, with the Big Red taking home the Ivy League title at Columbia University. In both games, Jeff Teat had really good contests with a pair of six-point performances. He wasn’t face-guarded in either matchup.
  • 4/19 (at Albany): Yale dominated the Great Danes in both contests, highlighted by a ridiculous showing in their semifinal matchup in Foxborough. Albany looks a lot different without Connor Fields and JD Colarusso. Tehoka Nanticoke isn’t with the team this fall but Scott Marr has said he’ll be there for the spring. Albany also doesn’t have Ierlan, who transferred to Yale in the summer.

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