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Previewing Hartford’s 2019 men’s college lacrosse schedule

The Hawks look to rebound after a 3-10 mark and going winless in America East play last season.

Steve McLaughlin and Hartford Athletics

The Hartford Hawks are the 66th team in our 2019 schedule preview series and the seventh and final team from the America East. The Hawks finished 3-10 in 2018 and 0-6 in America East play. Hartford failed to qualify for the America East Tournament.

Here’s their entire 2019 schedule:

Hartford’s 2019 Schedule

Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes
Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes
2/16 St. John's Hartford
2/23 Hartford Canisius First meeting since 2000
2/26 Marist Hartford First meeting since 2017
3/2 Harvard Hartford
3/5 Hartford Manhattan First meeting since 2017
3/9 Sacred Heart Hartford
3/16 Stony Brook Hartford America East
3/19 Hartford Quinnipiac
3/23 Hartford Vermont America East
3/30 Hartford Albany America East
4/6 UMass Lowell Hartford America East
4/9 Hartford Dartmouth First meeting since 2014
4/13 Utah Hartford First ever meeting
4/20 Hartford Binghamton America East
4/27 UMBC Hartford America East

Who’s In?

Who’s Out?

Average Winning Percentage From 2018 Teams

  • Overall: .454
  • Nonconference: .393
  • America East: .459

Circle These Dates

  • 2/16 (vs. St. John’s): Despite a seven-point game from Griffin Feiner, the Hawks gave up two separate 5-0 runs to the Red Storm, as well as a seven-point effort from Joe Madsen. That was also despite Dylan Protesto going 21-of-29 from the faceoff X.
  • 2/26 (vs. Marist): Both teams expected to have good seasons last year but came up well short of their expectations. Each program has had a good amount of seasons in the past, including conference championships and appearances in the NCAA Tournament.
  • 3/5 (at Manhattan): The Jaspers have a good duo in Parker Giarratana and Trevor Pelletier at attack that can provide some offense for Manhattan. Hartford loses over 70% of their offense and will need plenty of their younger players to step up. It could be an opportunity for the Jaspers to pull off a mild upset.
  • 3/9 (vs. Sacred Heart): One of the three Hawk wins last year came against Sacred Heart thanks to a goal in the final 30 seconds of the game. Feiner came up clutch by scoring the game-winner with 18 seconds left in regulation, one of his six goals on the day. Max Tuttle scored five goals and added an assist for the Pioneers and returns to Sacred Heart this year.
  • 4/6 (vs. UMass Lowell): After winning the America East Tournament in 2016, Hartford didn’t win a game inside the conference last season. Their losses to Stony Brook and UMass Lowell were the closest margins of victory (two goals). The River Hawks had their best season in their short history, going 8-8 and getting the fourth seed in the conference tournament. They overcame an early 5-0 deficit to take the two-goal win thanks to a five-goal and six-goal run.

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