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Previewing Hampton’s 2019 men’s college lacrosse schedule

The Pirates look to continue to improve in their fourth year of existence.

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The Hampton Pirates are the 36th team in our 2019 schedule preview series and the third independent team. The Pirates finished 5-8 in 2018. Hampton went 5-4 against their non-Division I opponents.

Here’s their entire 2019 schedule:

Hampton’s 2019 Schedule

Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes
Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes
2/16 Hampton Potomac State College of WVU (JuCo)
2/24 Hampton Furman First ever meeting
3/2 Greensboro (D3) Hampton
3/8 Maritime (D3) Hampton First ever meeting
3/12 SUNY Poly (D3) Hampton First ever meeting
3/16 Alderson Broaddus (D2) Hampton
3/20 Hampton Westminster (D3)
3/30 VMI Hampton
4/6 NJIT Hampton
4/17 Hampton Chowan (D2)
4/20 Hampton Bethany (D3) At Tierney Field (Sparks, Maryland)
4/27 Hampton St. Thomas Aquinas (D2)

Who’s In?

  • Furman Paladins (2/23)
  • Maritime Privateers (D3) (3/7)
  • SUNY Poly Wildcats (D3) (3/12)

Who’s Out?

Average Winning Percentage From 2018 Teams

  • Overall: .355
  • Division I teams: .168
  • Non-Division I teams: .418

Circle These Dates

  • 2/23 (at Furman): Replacing Cleveland State are the Paladins early in the season. Furman struggled a year ago with a 4-10 record after making some waves a year ago. William Holcomb had a team-high 36 points and returns to South Carolina this year.
  • 3/2 (vs. Greensboro (D3)): Greensboro has a special place in Hampton’s heart. The Pride gave the Pirates their first ever program win in 2017. Last year’s tilt went in favor of Greensboro by a three-goal margin.
  • 3/7 (vs. Maritime (D3)): Along with SUNY Poly, Hampton will take on two new non-D1 teams in 2019. Both of those squads had relatively good seasons in Division III. These two teams replace Division II Lincoln Memorial and UDC.
  • 3/16 (vs. Alderson Broaddus (D2)): The Pirates got their first win over a Division II team last year against the Battlers. That started a run that gave Hampton three wins in their final four games of the 2018 campaign. The Pirates hope that run can continue into early 2019.
  • 4/6 (at NJIT): One of Hampton’s Division I battles could be a turning point for Hampton. The Pirates have never gotten a win over a Division I team yet, with their closest margins coming against NJIT last season and Wagner in 2017 by seven goals. There’s still a ton of work to do, but signs of progress could be making it a game late into the final quarter.

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