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Previewing Michigan’s 2019 men’s college lacrosse schedule

2019 could be the season the Wolverines could breakthrough in college lacrosse.

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The Michigan Wolverines are the 49th team in our 2019 schedule preview series and the fifth team from the Big Ten. The Wolverines finished 8-6 in 2018 and 1-4 in Big Ten play. Michigan failed to qualify for the Big Ten Tournament despite winning their first conference game since 2015.

Here’s their entire 2019 schedule:

Michigan’s 2019 Schedule

Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes
Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes
1/26 Michigan Hobart Scrimmage
2/3 Penn Michigan Scrimmage
2/9 Michigan Cleveland State
2/19 Drexel Michigan First meeting since 2015
2/23 Michigan Jacksonville Moe's Lacrosse Classic, First meeting since 2015
3/2 Michigan St. John's First ever meeting
3/10 Michigan Yale At Grady Stadium (In Atlanta, GA)
3/16 Michigan Marquette
3/19 Notre Dame Michigan
3/23 Delaware Michigan First meeting since 2016
3/30 Johns Hopkins Michigan Big Ten
4/7 Michigan Maryland Big Ten
4/13 Penn State Michigan Big Ten
4/20 Michigan Rutgers Big Ten
4/26 Ohio State Michigan Big Ten

Who’s In?

Who’s Out?

Average Winning Percentage From 2018 Teams

  • Overall: .548
  • Nonconference: .493
  • Big Ten: .638

Circle These Dates

  • 3/10 (vs. Yale) (at Grady Stadium in Atlanta, GA): This year’s matchup between the two teams will be played in Atlanta, which could be great for the Atlanta lacrosse community. Having the defending national champs in a relatively warmer climate than New Haven or Ann Arbor could mean better lacrosse, and the Wolverines could be able to pull off a big upset as well. This also revs up Michigan’s schedule.
  • 3/20 (vs. Notre Dame): Probably the best win in program history game in South Bend a year ago. In the fourth quarter alone, the teams combined by 11 goals with Decker Curran scoring the eventual game-winner with 2:15 left in the game. Brent Noseworthy scored five times and Tommy Heidt made 10 saves. They’re all coming back too.
  • 3/30 (vs. Johns Hopkins): The Big Ten conference schedule changed, and the Wolverines will have the Blue Jays as their conference opener. And for the second straight year, it’s at home. Michigan tied the game up late in the fourth quarter, but Kyle Marr’s tally with 31 seconds to play was the difference maker. Yet it showed the potential the Wolverines had for the future.
  • 4/13 (vs. Penn State): Their only conference win from a year ago and first since 2015, Michigan ended last season with a big bang. Mac O’Keefe gave Penn State the lead with 40 seconds left in regulation, but Curran was able to score after the Wolverines won the ensuing faceoff. Curran would also score the OT winner in the extra session.
  • 4/27 (vs. Ohio State): The best part of the new Big Ten schedule is their “rivalry weekend” format. Ohio State-Michigan should’ve always been at the end of the season since Michigan became a varsity sport. But the Wolverines have yet to beat the Buckeyes in men’s lacrosse yet. Does that change?

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