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Previewing Albany’s 2019 men’s college lacrosse schedule

After a program-best season, what will the Great Danes achieve in 2019?

Matt Dewkett

The Albany Great Danes are the 54th team in our 2019 schedule preview series and the sixth team from the America East. The Great Danes finished 16-3 in 2018 and 5-1 in America East play. Albany won the America East Championship over Vermont and made their first ever trip to Championship Weekend where they fell to Yale in the semifinals.

Here’s their entire 2019 schedule:

Albany’s 2019 Schedule

Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes
Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes
2/16 Albany Syracuse
2/23 Albany Drexel
3/2 Albany Cornell
3/5 UMass Albany
3/9 Maryland Albany
3/16 UMass Lowell Albany America East
3/23 Albany Binghamton America East
3/27 Albany Harvard
3/30 Hartford Albany America East
4/6 Albany Vermont America East
4/13 UMBC Albany America East
4/19 Yale Albany
4/26 Albany Stony Brook America East

Who’s In?

  • NA

Who’s Out?

Average Winning Percentage From 2018 Teams

  • Overall: .547
  • Nonconference: .645
  • America East: .433

Circle These Dates

  • 2/16 (at Syracuse): Albany got a rare win over the Orange last season inside the Carrier Dome. The score was 15-3. That’s how good the Great Danes were last year with a healthy Connor Fields. But many of last year’s contributors are gone, including TD Ierlan at the faceoff X.
  • 3/2 (at Cornell): Before the Big Red got really good, they played a very good game against Albany. And that was with Ierlan not losing a faceoff. Cornell hosts the game this year and they return plenty of their offensive talent such as Jeff Teat and Jake McCulloch, but will need a new goalie to replace Christian Knight.
  • 3/9 (vs. Maryland): The Great Danes have a very difficult nonconference schedule once again, with nearly all but one of their opponents (Canisius) back on the schedule. The Terps come to town this year after losing the Albany in College Park. The Dane Train scored the game’s final four goals in the last 6:14 of regulation.
  • 4/6 (at Vermont): Despite the Great Danes losing a ton of talent, they’re still projected to win the America East. But it won’t be as easy as it was last year, especially with the hope that the Catamounts are building a strong program of their own under Chris Feifs. Albany crushed Vermont in both meetings last year, including in the conference title game without Fields.
  • 4/13 (vs. UMBC): The biggest upset of the season came on a Friday night when the Retrievers upset the top-ranked team in the country. We’re still talking about lacrosse, although this would work with their men’s basketball team. That was the first game Albany was held to single-digit goals at seven. UMBC had the top scoring defense last year, but will look to perhaps up their scoring totals on offense.

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