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Previewing Harvard’s 2019 men’s college lacrosse schedule

It will be a big year for the Crimson program, who hope a trip to the Ivy League Tournament is in their future.

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The Harvard Crimson are the 39th team in our 2019 schedule preview series and the fifth team from the Ivy League. The Crimson finished 7-6 in 2018 and 2-4 in Ivy League play. Harvard failed to qualify for the Ivy League Tournament.

Here’s their entire 2019 schedule:

Harvard’s 2019 Schedule

Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes
Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes
2/16 Harvard North Carolina First meeting since 2015
2/23 UMass Harvard
2/26 Harvard Holy Cross
3/2 Harvard Hartford
3/9 Providence Harvard
3/16 Harvard Brown Ivy League
3/19 Harvard Boston University
3/23 Harvard Dartmouth Ivy League
3/27 Albany Harvard
4/6 Cornell Harvard Ivy League
4/13 Penn Harvard Ivy League
4/20 Harvard Princeton Ivy League
4/27 Yale Harvard Ivy League

Who’s In?

Who’s Out?

Average Winning Percentage From 2018 Teams

  • Overall: .508
  • Nonconference: .484
  • Ivy League: .535

Circle These Dates

  • 2/16 (at North Carolina): This will be the first meeting between the two teams since 2015. It’ll be a big first game for the Crimson who hope to turn things around under Chris Wojcik. Just like Harvard, North Carolina is looking to rebound as well after a .500 season and missing out on the NCAA Tournament.
  • 2/26 (at Holy Cross): One of the bigger surprise upsets of the season came early, and in a midweek game. The Crusaders scored six goals in the second half and took the lead late in the fourth quarter before Carney Mahon tied the game with 1:09 left. But Holy Cross found the back of the net in double overtime to close out the upset. Harvard can’t afford those types of losses this year.
  • 3/19 (at Boston University): But the Crimson can definitely use wins like their victory over the Terriers last year. In case you forgot, Harvard was down 18-12 with 7:06 left in regulation. They scored six straight goals in that span to force overtime, with Morgan Cheek completing the comeback. Six players had five or more points in this game, with Cheek putting up 13.
  • 4/13 (vs. Penn): It could be the game that helps or hurts Harvard get into the NCAA Tournament. The Quakers won last year’s meeting and helped their case in getting into the conference tournament as the final seed. They return a good amount of their contributors from a year ago as well.
  • 4/20 (at Princeton): Or this could be the game. Princeton also didn’t make the Ivy League Tournament, but finished in fifth place. The Tigers do have a superstar in attackman Michael Sowers leading the way. The Crimson lost their leading point-getter, yet top goal scorer Kyle Anderson does return to Cambridge.

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