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Previewing UMass’ 2019 men’s college lacrosse schedule

UMass will look to repeat as CAA champions in 2019.

Thom Kendall - UMass Athletics

The UMass Minutemen are the 69th team in our 2019 schedule preview series and the sixth and final team from the CAA. The Minutemen finished 12-5 in 2018 and 5-0 in CAA play. UMass defeated Hofstra and Towson to win the CAA championship, but fell to Yale in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

Here’s their entire 2019 schedule:

UMass’ 2019 Schedule

Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes
Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes
2/9 Army West Point UMass
2/16 Ohio State UMass First meeting since 2017
2/23 UMass Harvard
3/2 UMass Yale
3/5 UMass Albany
3/9 UMass NJIT
3/12 UMass Lowell UMass
3/17 Utah UMass First ever meeting
3/23 Brown UMass
3/30 Drexel UMass CAA
4/6 UMass Hofstra CAA
4/13 UMass Towson CAA
4/20 Fairfield UMass CAA
4/26 Delaware UMass CAA

Who’s In?

Who’s Out?

Average Winning Percentage From 2018 Teams

  • Overall: .468
  • Nonconference: .514
  • CAA: .395

Circle These Dates

  • 2/16 (vs. Ohio State): The Buckeyes return to UMass’ schedule after a year off. Ohio State just missed out on the NCAA Tournament despite a late rally an appearance in the Big Ten Tournament. Tre Leclaire and Jack Jasinski return for a Buckeye squad that brings back a good amount of their offense.
  • 3/2 (at Yale): UMass had close games against the Bulldogs last season, but that was in part of some fourth quarter runs by the Minutemen. Jackson Morrill had big performances in both games with a goal and five assists in the regular season meeting and seven goals in the rematch in the NCAA Tournament. How will he be without Ben Reeves?
  • 3/5 (at Albany): Another Championship Weekend team follows only three days later. Albany is not the same team as they were a year ago, but they will still be a tough game for UMass. Tehoka Nanticoke put up five goals and three assists in the win last season. But like Yale, the Great Danes lose their top attackman in Connor Fields to graduation.
  • 4/13 (at Towson): Expect the Tigers to make yet another run at a CAA championship after an okay year for them. They still made the conference championship game, but lost by four goals once again to the Minutemen. Towson doesn’t have a top attackman as the previous two teams had last year, but they do provide a very solid defense led by Shane Brennan in goal.
  • 4/26 (vs. Delaware): How close is Delaware to contending in the CAA? They might be able to win the conference this year based on how last season went. The Blue Hens nearly knocked off UMass in the regular season but allowed seven of the game’s final nine goals to the Minutemen in the second half. Don’t be surprised if you see Delaware in the CAA title game this year.

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