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Previewing NJIT’s 2019 men’s college lacrosse schedule

The final confirmed schedule is here!

Mike McLaughlin/Photography for NJIT Athletics

The NJIT Highlanders are the 73rd and final team in our 2019 schedule preview series and the fourth and final independent. The Highlanders finished 1-15 in 2018. This will be NJIT’s final season as an independent as the team prepares to be a member of the NEC in 2020. The Highlanders will also play their home games at Rutgers-Newark’s Alumni Field as their new stadium completes construction during the summer.

Here’s their entire 2019 schedule:

NJIT’s 2019 Schedule

Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes
Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes
2/2 Lehigh NJIT
2/9 NJIT Lafayette
2/16 Delaware NJIT
2/23 NJIT VMI
3/2 Quinnipiac NJIT
3/5 Monmouth NJIT
3/9 UMass NJIT
3/16 NJIT Saint Joseph's
3/19 Fairfield NJIT
3/23 Wagner NJIT
3/30 NJIT Manhattan
4/6 NJIT Hampton
4/13 NJIT Siena First ever meeting
4/20 Georgetown NJIT
4/26 Army West Point NJIT

Who’s In?

Who’s Out?

Average Winning Percentage From 2018 Teams

  • Overall: .410

Circle These Dates

  • 2/9 (at Lafayette): Lafayette has a new head coach in Pat Myers to help build a new culture in the Lehigh Valley. In last year’s meeting, the Highlanders fell by two goals thanks to a 4-0 run in the second half by Lafayette.
  • 2/23 (at VMI): NJIT has won three games in their four year history. They’ve defeated Hampton twice and Dartmouth once in 2016 (their first ever win). The Keydets have given the Highlanders a good couple of games for the past few seasons, including a one-goal game back in 2017.
  • 3/23 (vs. Wagner): Another team with a new head coach for NJIT to possibly take advantage of. The breaking point of last year’s meeting for the Highlanders was a 6-0 run by the Seahawks that began in the first quarter until the early third quarter.
  • 4/6 (at Hampton): This should be an NJIT win, since they’re undefeated against the Pirates in their two all-time meetings in the past couple of years. Hampton’s still a program that is looking to get a full-fledged Division I schedule, but they’re slowly improving.
  • 4/13 (at Siena): The Highlanders have a new opponent in Siena, with another new head coach in Liam Gleason. The Saints are looking to rebound after a couple of down seasons and lose their top scorer in Chris Robertson to graduation.

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