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Previewing Robert Morris’ 2019 men’s college lacrosse schedule

After a breakthrough 2018, the Colonials look to continue their success in 2019.

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The Robert Morris Colonials are the 38th team in our 2019 schedule preview series and the third team from the NEC. The Colonials finished 13-5 in 2018 and 4-2 in NEC play. Robert Morris won the NEC Championship with an overtime win against Saint Joseph’s and defeated Canisius in the NCAA Play-In game before falling short against top-seeded Maryland in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

Here’s their entire 2019 schedule:

Robert Morris’ 2019 Schedule

Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes
Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes
1/19 Robert Morris Ohio State Scrimmage
2/2 Seton Hill (D2)/Denison (D3) Robert Morris Scrimmage
2/9 Robert Morris Penn State
2/16 Robert Morris Georgetown
2/23 Bellarmine Robert Morris
3/2 Robert Morris High Point
3/9 Canisius Robert Morris
3/12 Marquette Robert Morris
3/16 Robert Morris Sacred Heart NEC
3/23 Mount St. Mary's Robert Morris NEC
3/30 Robert Morris Saint Joseph's NEC
4/6 Wagner Robert Morris NEC
4/10 Robert Morris Lehigh First ever meeting
4/13 Robert Morris Cleveland State
4/20 Robert Morris Bryant NEC
4/27 Hobart Robert Morris NEC

Who’s In?

Who’s Out?

Average Winning Percentage From 2018 Teams

  • Overall: .461
  • Nonconference: .474
  • NEC: .444

Circle These Dates

  • 2/9 (at Penn State): One of the bigger upsets of the season at that point, this was the game the Colonials introduced themselves to the rest of the college lacrosse world. Robert Morris trailed by a goal entering the fourth quarter but went on a 6-2 run to get a three-goal win. The Nittany Lions do bring back Grant Ament after he missed last year’s meeting, which will be big for Penn State.
  • 2/16 (at Georgetown): This would have also been a nice win for the Colonials to prelude the win in Happy Valley. The Hoyas notched a 5-0 run that began with three seconds left in the second quarter to get them ahead. But Robert Morris made things a little interesting with two goals in a span of 1:56 in the last couple of minutes in the game, but it wasn’t enough. This year’s game is in D.C.
  • 3/12 (vs. Marquette): A good top 20 battle last year turned out to be a blowout in favor of the Colonials. Robert Morris scored the game’s first seven goals, all of them in the first quarter, to get out early and held Marquette to just two goals in the entire game. Alex Heger made 12 saves in the win, but the Golden Eagles get some help this year with Tanner Thomson returning as well as transfer Andrew Romagnoli joining John Wagner and others.
  • 3/16 (at Sacred Heart): Just a few days after the Marquette game, Bobby Mo has their NEC opener against Sacred Heart in what could be a preview of the NEC title game. The Colonials scored nine goals in the second half en route to a 12-8 win last season, but the Pioneers look to improve from a year ago with Joe Saggese and Max Tuttle back.
  • 4/20 (at Bryant): The Bulldogs have been one of the top programs in the NEC for the past handful of years thanks to the leadership from Mike Pressler. Bryant upset Robert Morris at home a year ago before the Colonials crushed the Bulldogs in the NEC semifinals. Marc O’Rourke looks to be Bryant’s next best offensive weapon.

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