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Previewing Lafayette’s 2019 men’s college lacrosse schedule

What’s in store in Patrick Myers’ first year as head coach?

Lafayette College

The Lafayette Leopards are the 47th team in our 2019 schedule preview series and the fifth team from the Patriot League. The Leopards finished 3-12 in 2018 and 0-8 in Patriot League play. Lafayette failed to make the Patriot League Tournament, but hired Patrick Myers as head coach over the summer.

Here’s their entire 2019 schedule:

Lafayette’s 2019 Schedule

Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes
Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes
2/2 Lafayette Rutgers First meeting since 2012
2/9 NJIT Lafayette
2/15 Lafayette Wagner
2/19 Lafayette Manhattan
2/23 Binghamton Lafayette
3/2 Lafayette Army West Point Patriot League
3/9 Navy Lafayette Patriot League
3/12 Cleveland State Lafayette
3/17 Lafayette Lehigh Patriot League
3/23 Lafayette Boston University Patriot League
3/30 Lafayette UMBC First meeting since 2016
4/6 Holy Cross Lafayette Patriot League
4/13 Bucknell Lafayette Patriot League
4/20 Lafayette Colgate Patriot League
4/26 Loyola Lafayette Patriot League

Who’s In?

Who’s Out?

Average Winning Percentage From 2018 Teams

  • Overall: .436
  • Nonconference: .310
  • Patriot League: .545

Circle These Dates

  • 2/9 (vs. NJIT): This will be a good early evaluation of how the Leopards look under their new regime. The Rutgers game could be something as well, but the Highlanders will also be in the same boat with trying to build up their program in their fifth year.
  • 2/15 (at Wagner): Lafayette won this game in double overtime a year ago and were above .500 for a short time. Yet they still showed signs of a bright future in that early run. Along with the Leopards, the Seahawks have a new head coach in Bill McCutcheon and hope to turn that program around as well.
  • 3/12 (vs. Cleveland State): Cleveland State had a very good year for a second-year program in 2018, with one of their wins coming against Lafayette. The Leopards were doubled up in the loss, which isn’t good for a program that’s been around much longer than the Vikings.
  • 3/17 (at Lehigh): Sure the Mountain Hawks are a top 20 team in the country entering 2019. But that doesn’t mean Lafayette has zero chance of pulling off a huge upset on the road. Rivalry games have a different feeling, and with some new blood in Easton, it could intensify the rivalry in men’s lacrosse.
  • 4/6 (vs. Holy Cross): The Crusaders provided the Leopards with the closest game in conference play last year. Up three in the final quarter, Holy Cross scored four straight to take a one-goal lead before Matt Close tied things up with 1:51 left in regulation. But the Leopards couldn’t get the conference win in the extra session.

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