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Previewing Wagner’s 2019 men’s college lacrosse schedule

Wagner hopes to make some waves with new head coach Bill McCutcheon

Bob Park

The Wagner Seahawks are the 55th team in our 2019 schedule preview series and the sixth team from the NEC. The Seahawks finished 4-10 in 2018 and 0-6 in NEC play. Wagner failed to qualify for the NEC Tournament and saw Bill McCutcheon take over as head coach as Matt Poskay resigned during the fall.

Here’s their entire 2019 schedule:

Wagner’s 2019 Schedule

Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes
Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes
2/2 Wagner Bellarmine First meeting since 2009
2/9 Wagner Manhattan
2/15 Lafayette Wagner
2/26 Wagner Monmouth
3/2 Dartmouth Wagner
3/5 VMI Wagner
3/9 Quinnipiac Wagner
3/16 Wagner Hobart NEC
3/23 Wagner NJIT
3/30 Bryant Wagner NEC
4/6 Wagner Robert Morris NEC
4/13 Mount St. Mary's Wagner NEC
4/20 Wagner Saint Joseph's NEC
4/27 Sacred Heart Wagner NEC

Who’s In?

  • Bellarmine Knights (2/2)

Who’s Out?

Average Winning Percentage From 2018 Teams

  • Overall: .382
  • Nonconference: .279
  • NEC: .516

Circle These Dates

  • 2/2 (at Bellarmine): An unexpected coaching change in the middle of fall ball surprised the Seahawks program. But the Wagner players performed well to cap off their fall ball season and coach McCutcheon looks to continue turning the culture of the program around. The same goes on the other side with Jim Mitchell leading Bellarmine, who will also be making his debut as the new head coach of the Knights.
  • 2/15 (vs. Lafayette): Wagner was the last team to go through a head coaching change while Lafayette was the first this offseason. Patrick Myers is instilling a new culture in Easton and is also looking to turn around the Patriot League’s longtime basement dwellers.
  • 2/26 (at Monmouth): The Bill McCutcheon revenge game? Probably not, but it would be a very good win if that happened. Monmouth won last year’s meeting 17-4 after a few years of close competitions. The Seahawks’ lone win over the Hawks was a 7-6 quadruple overtime thriller in 2014, Monmouth’s first year as an NCAA program.
  • 3/23 (at NJIT): Future NEC opponents will duel it out for another year as nonconference foes from nearby. Wagner got the win last year thanks to a 6-0 for a span of 22:45, including scoring all four goals in the second quarter. But the Highlanders made things interesting with a three-goal run to cap the Seahawk lead to one before Joe Lomeli added an insurance goal early in the final quarter.
  • 4/13 (vs. Mount St. Mary’s): This could be Wagner’s best chance for at least one NEC win this season. Mount crushed the Seahawks in the regular season finale 16-3 last year thanks to a 10-0 first half. That shouldn’t happen again, but the Mountaineers have had some coaching turnaround this year with both of their full-time assistants leaving for other jobs.

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