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Previewing Richmond’s 2019 men’s college lacrosse schedule

The Spiders have built themselves as one of the best teams in the SoCon since starting their program in 2014.

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The Richmond Spiders are the 65th team in our 2019 schedule preview series and the eighth and final team from the SoCon. The Spiders finished 11-6 in 2018 and 6-1 in SoCon play. Richmond won the SoCon championship with wins over Furman and Jacksonville, but fell to Albany in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

Here’s their entire 2019 schedule:

Richmond’s 2019 Schedule

Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes
Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes
1/26 Richmond Navy Scrimmage
2/2 Richmond Loyola Scrimmage
2/9 Richmond Maryland First ever meeting
2/16 Richmond Bucknell
2/19 UMBC Richmond
2/23 Notre Dame Richmond
3/1 Duke Richmond
3/5 Mount St. Mary's Richmond
3/9 VMI Richmond SoCon
3/16 Furman Richmond SoCon
3/23 Richmond Bellarmine SoCon
3/29 Richmond Virginia
4/6 Richmond Jacksonville SoCon
4/13 Richmond Air Force SoCon
4/20 Mercer Richmond SoCon
4/27 Richmond High Point SoCon

Who’s In?

Who’s Out?

Average Winning Percentage From 2018 Teams

  • Overall: .475
  • Nonconference: .617
  • SoCon: .333

Circle These Dates

  • 2/9 (at Maryland): Beware of Richmond. The Spiders are a pretty competitive team despite not being on the winning end of most of their games against high quality opponents. This will be the first time Richmond takes on Maryland and will look to provide an early season upset.
  • 2/23 (vs. Notre Dame): The Spiders host six straight games at Robins Stadium after beginning the season with two games on the road. They have a couple of marquee matchups in that span, one being the Fighting Irish. Despite being shutout in the first half, Richmond scored six straight goals to take a short one-goal lead over Notre Dame before the Irish came back to win.
  • 3/1 (vs. Duke): After Notre Dame comes reigning national runner-up Duke. Richmond got off to a 2-1 start after the first quarter, but the Blue Devils exploded with all eight second half goals and cruised to a 10-goal win. No Justin Guterding or a few others from last year’s squad, which could help the Spiders.
  • 3/29 (at Virginia): Richmond always plays their in-state rival very well. They nearly defeated the Cavaliers in 2017 at home and had a third quarter lead last year in Charlottesville. But Virginia scored seven of the final eight goals in the game to win by four. The Cavaliers hope to be contenders for a national championship this year.
  • 4/6 (at Jacksonville): Richmond plays the toughest nonconference schedule in terms of winning percentage of their opponents out of the SoCon teams. Jacksonville is looking to become a rising power in the south for lacrosse with John Galloway at the helm. The Spiders took both meetings last year, including in the SoCon title game in overtime.

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