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Previewing Navy’s 2019 men’s college lacrosse schedule

Navy had a good 2018, but came up short in the Patriot League Tournament.

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The Navy Midshipmen are the 64th team in our 2019 schedule preview series and the eighth team from the Patriot League. The Midshipmen finished 9-5 in 2018 and 7-1 in Patriot League play. Navy got hot late in the season, but fell to Lehigh in overtime in the Patriot League semifinals.

Here’s their entire 2019 schedule:

Navy’s 2019 Schedule

Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes
Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes
1/26 Richmond Navy Scrimmage
2/2 Navy Drexel Scrimmage
2/9 Vermont Navy First ever meeting
2/15 UMBC Navy
2/23 Maryland Navy
3/2 Bucknell Navy Patriot League
3/5 Princeton Navy First meeting since 2004
3/9 Navy Lafayette Patriot League
3/16 Navy Loyola Patriot League
3/23 Lehigh Navy Patriot League
3/30 Navy Holy Cross Patriot League
4/6 Navy Colgate Patriot League
4/13 Army West Point Navy Patriot League, 100th all-time meeting
4/20 Syracuse Navy
4/26 Boston University Navy Patriot League

Who’s In?

Who’s Out?

Average Winning Percentage From 2018 Teams

  • Overall: .537
  • Nonconference: .612
  • Patriot League: .490

Circle These Dates

  • 2/15 (vs. UMBC): Last year’s snowy meeting in Annapolis saw the Midshipmen score three straight goals en route to a 7-5 win over the Retrievers. UMBC boasts a very tough defense and is known to limit offenses to single-digit goals. But they also don’t score a ton, which will need to happen this upcoming season.
  • 3/5 (vs. Princeton): This will be the first time since the 2004 NCAA semifinals that these two teams will meet. It will also be their first regular season meeting since 1990. Princeton boasts the nation’s longest winning streak at five games and also have Michael Sowers leading them on attack.
  • 3/23 (vs. Lehigh): Navy won the first meeting in the regular season by three thanks to a career-high 18 saves by Ryan Kern. But Lehigh got the last laugh with Lucas Spence’s fourth goal of the game in overtime of their Patriot League semifinal matchup. The Mountain Hawks return the majority of their team from a year ago and look to be serious contenders in the Patriot League.
  • 4/13 (vs. Army West Point): The 100th meeting between the two teams will certainly be a memorable one in Annapolis. Despite a below-average season for the Black Knights, they still gave Navy a challenge in the fourth quarter when Nate Jones scored twice to make it a a one-goal game. But the Mids stood tall and took the big road win.
  • 4/20 (vs. Syracuse): The Carrier Dome provided one of 2018’s best moments in college lacrosse and one of the better final minutes in the season. Tucker Dordevic gave Syracuse a one-goal lead with 58 seconds to play. But Jack Ray scored his fourth goal of the game with nine seconds to play to tie the game up at 12. Off the following faceoff, Joe Varello beat his brother Dan and a fight for the ground ball ensued before Joe picked it up and scored past Dom Madonna for the thrilling finish with 0.2 seconds left.

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