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Previewing Penn’s 2019 men’s college lacrosse schedule

The Quakers have yet another challenging nonconference slate for this season.

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The Penn Quakers are the 58th team in our 2019 schedule preview series and the seventh and final team from the Ivy League. The Quakers finished 7-8 in 2018 and 3-3 in Ivy League play. Penn fell to eventual national champion Yale in the Ivy League semifinals.

Here’s their entire 2019 schedule:

Penn’s 2019 Schedule

Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes
Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes
2/3 Penn Michigan Scrimmage
2/9 Binghamton/Penn Drexel Scrimmages
2/16 Maryland Penn
2/23 Penn Duke
3/2 Penn Penn State
3/8 Penn Villanova Philadelphia Lacrosse Challenge
3/10 Penn Saint Joseph's Philadelphia Lacrosse Challenge (at Drexel)
3/16 Princeton Penn Ivy League
3/23 Penn Cornell Ivy League
3/30 Yale Penn Ivy League
4/6 Penn Brown Ivy League
4/13 Penn Harvard Ivy League
4/20 Dartmouth Penn Ivy League
4/27 Penn Vermont At Wilton HS (Wilton, CT), First ever meeting

Who’s In?

Who’s Out?

Average Winning Percentage From 2018 Teams

  • Overall: .628
  • Nonconference: .710
  • Ivy League: .547

Circle These Dates

  • 2/23 (at Duke): Penn is well-known for their really difficult nonconference schedule. It helped them be part of the bubble talk before they fell to 7-8, but it boosted their RPI big time. And they won some of those games as well, including to the then top-ranked Blue Devils at home. That put the Quakers on notice for the remainder of the season.
  • 3/2 (at Penn State): Despite some of their accomplishments last year, there were times Penn did not look like a bubble team. Against the Nittany Lions, the Quakers gave up a 7-0 run in the second and third quarters after scoring the game’s first four goals. It was a tough loss to take for a team that was borderline for making the tournament, record aside.
  • 3/10 (vs. Saint Joseph’s) (at the Philadelphia Lacrosse Challenge at Drexel): Penn plays both Philadelphia area teams they lost to last year, including the Hawks. St. Joe’s was starting to heat up in April right before the NEC Tournament and got themselves a big confidence boost with the win over the Quakers, their second in 15 overall meetings.
  • 3/16 (vs. Princeton): Just sneaking in to the final spot in the Ivy League Tournament was Penn. They got in over Harvard and Princeton. The Tigers made the Ivy League Tournament two years ago with a good run but fell to Brown in the Ivy League semifinals. The Quakers doubled up on Princeton last year and limited Michael Sowers to just three assists. They need to do that again in order to get past their archrival.
  • 4/6 (at Brown): If there was one game Penn would have liked to have back, it might be this one. The Quakers trailed the Bears 8-2 at halftime but came back with seven of the next eight goals in the second half to tie the game at nine. But Stephen Hudak ended any hope of a Penn comeback victory with the eventual game-winning goal with 5:41 left in the game.

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