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Previewing Drexel’s 2019 men’s college lacrosse schedule

The Dragons hope to return to the CAA Tournament after missing out last year.

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The Drexel Dragons are the sixth team in our 2019 schedule preview series and the first team from the CAA. The Dragons finished 5-8 in 2018 and 1-4 in CAA play. The Dragons failed to reach the conference tournament for the first time since 2011.

Here’s their entire 2019 schedule:

Drexel’s 2019 Schedule

Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes
Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes
2/2 Monmouth/Mount St. Mary's/Navy Drexel Scrimmages
2/9 Binghamton/Cornell/Penn Drexel Scrimmages
2/16 High Point Drexel First meeting since 2014
2/19 Drexel Michigan First meeting since 2015
2/23 Albany Drexel
3/2 Drexel Jacksonville First ever meeting
3/8 Drexel Saint Joseph's At Villanova (Philadelphia Lacrosse Challenge)
3/10 Villanova Drexel Philadelphia Lacrosse Challenge
3/16 Drexel Georgetown
3/24 Drexel Providence
3/30 Drexel UMass CAA
4/6 Delaware Drexel CAA
4/13 Fairfield Drexel CAA
4/20 Drexel Hofstra CAA
4/27 Towson Drexel CAA

Who’s In?

Who’s Out?

Average Winning Percentage From 2018 Teams

  • Overall: .544
  • Nonconference: .597
  • CAA: .460

Circle These Dates

  • 2/19 (at Michigan): When these two teams met in 2015, the Dragons squeaked out a 9-7 win in Ann Arbor. This Wolverines team is much different and improved from the 2015 version, and Kevin Conry hopes to finally have that breakthrough season for the program in 2019. Michigan has cracked the top 20 in the past couple of years and ended last season with a big road win against Penn State for a rare Big Ten win.
  • 3/2 (at Jacksonville): An interesting addition to the Drexel schedule are the Dolphins, who are looking to take home the SoCon for the first time in program history. Jacksonville came up one-goal short of winning the conference against Richmond in overtime but return plenty of starters including defenseman Dixon Smith.
  • 3/8 and 3/10 (vs. Saint Joseph’s @ Villanova, vs. Villanova): As was discussed in the Across College Lacrosse Philly men’s specials, we’ll see the first ever Philly college showcase event that features all four Philadelphia-based teams playing two games in three days in the suburbs and in University City. The name has yet to be announced, but it’s sure to be a fun event that expands the sport around the area.
  • 3/24 (at Providence): The past two meetings have resulted in overtime victories for the home team. Last year’s matchup was a double overtime thriller that Drexel took home. Both teams had down years, the Friars having a very disappointing 2018, and look to bounce back in 2019.
  • 3/30 (at UMass): Drexel led the Minutemen in their CAA opener by two with 8:59 remaining. But UMass scored three times in the final half of the quarter to take home a one-goal win, eventually going undefeated in the CAA and winning the conference championship. That game could have helped the Dragons potentially sneak in to the conference tournament, but it does show the competition of the conference from top to bottom.

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