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Previewing Saint Joseph’s 2019 men’s college lacrosse schedule

The Hawks look to reload after losing plenty of their scoring and starters from a year ago.

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The Saint Joseph’s Hawks are the 51st team in our 2019 schedule preview series and the fourth team from the NEC. The Hawks finished 11-4 in 2018 and 6-0 in NEC play. Saint Joseph’s was the top seed in the NEC Tournament, but fell to Robert Morris in overtime in the NEC title game.

Here’s their entire 2019 schedule:

Saint Joseph’s 2019 Schedule

Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes
Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes
1/26 Lehigh Saint Joseph's Scrimmage
2/2 Saint Joseph's Army West Point Scrimmage
2/9 St. Bonaventure Saint Joseph's First ever meeting
2/16 Saint Joseph's Fairfield
2/23 Providence Saint Joseph's
2/26 Saint Joseph's Delaware First meeting since 2017
3/2 Monmouth Saint Joseph's
3/8 Saint Joseph's Drexel Philadelphia Lacrosse Challenge (at Villanova)
3/10 Saint Joseph's Penn Philadelphia Lacrosse Challenge (at Drexel)
3/16 NJIT Saint Joseph's
3/23 Saint Joseph's Bryant NEC
3/30 Robert Morris Saint Joseph's NEC
4/6 Hobart Saint Joseph's NEC
4/13 Saint Joseph's Sacred Heart NEC
4/20 Wagner Saint Joseph's NEC
4/27 Saint Joseph's Mount St. Mary's NEC

Who’s In?

Who’s Out?

  • St. John’s Red Storm (12-7 L)

Average Winning Percentage From 2018 Teams

  • Overall: .389
  • Nonconference: .344
  • NEC: .442

Circle These Dates

  • 2/9 (vs. St. Bonaventure): The first game of the regular season will feature a brand new opponent in the Bonnies. This will be St. Bonaventure’s second game of their inaugural year after playing High Point the week before. They’re a very young team with a ton of freshmen, but it should give the Hawks a good look at who they are as a young team.
  • 2/23 (vs. Providence): Last year’s matchup in Rhode Island was a very low-scoring 4-3 affair that went in favor of the Friars. Providence had a bad year after nearly winning the Big East in 2017, but return a good amount of their offense from last season.
  • 3/10 (vs. Penn) (at the Philadelphia Lacrosse Challenge at Drexel): The Hawks will take on Drexel in the first part of the weekend event before playing the Quakers a couple days later. Despite finishing below .500, Penn finished with one of the top RPIs in the country thanks to a very difficult nonconference schedule. But St. Joe’s held off a later Penn rally to get a huge upset win.
  • 3/23 (at Bryant): Surprisingly, the Hawks don’t play a team that finished .500 or above until their NEC opener in Rhode Island against the Bulldogs. In last year’s meeting, St. Joe’s doubled up on Bryant thanks to four goals from Mike Rastivo and six points from Chris Blewitt. Unfortunately, they won’t be playing in this year’s edition.
  • 3/30 (vs. Robert Morris): This will be a rematch of the NEC title game that was held at Sweeney Field back in May. Both meetings last year were decided by a goal, but the Colonials took the more important one in the postseason thanks to an overtime goal by Tyson Gibson. The Colonials will have to replace some of their defense as well as Jimmy Perkins on offense.

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