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Previewing Syracuse’s 2019 men’s college lacrosse schedule

Last year’s young group of Orange look to improve after a first round NCAA Tournament exit.

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The Syracuse Orange are the 52nd team in our 2019 schedule preview series and the second team from the ACC. The Orange finished 8-7 in 2018 and 4-0 in ACC play. Syracuse lost to Virginia in the ACC semifinals and to Cornell in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

Here’s their entire 2019 schedule:

Syracuse’s 2019 Schedule

Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes
Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes
2/8 Colgate Syracuse
2/16 Albany Syracuse
2/24 Army West Point Syracuse
3/2 Virginia Syracuse ACC
3/9 Johns Hopkins Syracuse
3/16 Rutgers Syracuse
3/24 Duke Syracuse ACC
3/30 Syracuse Notre Dame ACC
4/2 Syracuse Hobart Kraus-Simmons Trophy
4/9 Cornell Syracuse
4/13 Syracuse North Carolina ACC
4/20 Syracuse Navy

Who’s In?

  • NA

Who’s Out?

Average Winning Percentage From 2018 Teams

  • Overall: .602
  • Nonconference: .581
  • ACC: .642

Circle These Dates

  • 2/16 (vs. Albany): The Great Danes got a very rare win against the Orange last season, one which many people expected. But Albany was gutted in the offseason with Connor Fields, JD Colarusso, and TD Ierlan all leaving. But they’re still a solid team and will still provide a good challenge to Syracuse in the Carrier Dome.
  • 3/2 (vs. Virginia): After a few years of disappointment in the ACC, the Cavaliers are on the rise again. Their big moment perhaps came at the ACC Tournament when they edged Syracuse in the semifinals. And they’re only getting better with Michael Kraus and Dox Aitken with two years left and Ryan Conrad healthy again.
  • 3/9 (vs. Johns Hopkins): 18-7, something the Orange would like to forget from last year. It was an embarrassing loss at home against one of their longtime rivals, and the Blue Jays are looking to one-up their quarterfinal appearance from last season. Syracuse featured a ton of new faces in 2018 and nearly all of them return with at least a year of experience (and a fall ball) under their belt.
  • 3/30 (at Notre Dame): March 30 will be the Orange’s first road game of the season. That’s very late for that to happen but Syracuse will take it. Notre Dame was the opponent for Syracuse’s first win against a big team that wasn’t decided by a goal (sorry Siena, Binghamton, and Colgate) in a long time. It looked like the Orange were about to turn the corner before they lost close games late in the year.
  • 4/13 (at North Carolina): Speaking of close games late, the Tar Heels meeting was one of them. UNC appeared to upset the Syracuse in the Carrier Dome with a three-goal lead halfway through the fourth quarter. But a goal from Stephen Rehfuss and two from Brendan Curry in the final 1:34 forced overtime, where Curry fed Brendan Bomberry the game-winner. Curry, Tucker Dordevic, and Jamie Trimboli should be a key part of a young and talented offense for the Orange.

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