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Previewing Utah’s 2020 men’s college lacrosse schedule

The Utes will face six new opponents and log over 30,000 miles in 2020.

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The Utah Utes are the 14th team in our 2020 men’s college lacrosse schedule preview series and the first independent team. Utah finished 5-10 overall in 2019, their first ever season as an NCAA varsity program. The Utes had quality wins over Air Force and Detroit Mercy, as well as a competitive game against Duke. Utah will also open play at their new on-campus stadium, Ute Field.

Here’s their entire 2020 schedule:

Utah’s 2020 Schedule

Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes
Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes
2/1 Bellarmine Utah
2/8 Utah Lehigh First ever meeting
2/15 Air Force Utah
2/22 Furman Utah
2/29 Utah Jacksonville First ever meeting
3/7 Utah Mount St. Mary's
3/14 Utah UMass At Farmingdale State College (in East Farmingdale, NY)
3/21 Hampton Utah First ever meeting
3/28 Utah Cleveland State
4/4 Utah Boston University First ever meeting
4/12 Utah Virginia
4/14 Marist Utah First ever meeting
4/18 Utah Georgetown First ever meeting
5/2 Utah Duke

Who’s In?

Who’s Out?

Utah’s Opponent’s 2019 Average Win Percentage & RPI

Avg. overall win pct. Avg. overall RPI
Avg. overall win pct. Avg. overall RPI
.568 33.43

Utah’s 2020 Approximate Season Mileage Tracker

Starting Point Destination Approximate Miles
Starting Point Destination Approximate Miles
Utah Lehigh 2,114
Lehigh Utah 2,113
Utah Jacksonville 2,216
Jacksonville Utah 2,218
Utah Mount St. Mary's 2,034
Mount St. Mary's Farmingdale State College 266
Farmingdale State College Utah 2,203
Utah Boston University 2,357
Boston University Utah 2,356
Utah Virginia 2,064
Virginia Utah 2,062
Utah Georgetown 2,072
Georgetown Utah 2,070
Utah Cleveland State 1,722
Cleveland State Utah 1,721
Utah Duke 2,111
Duke Utah 2,110
TOTAL: 33,809

Circle These Dates

  • 2/15 vs. Air Force: Early in 2019, we weren’t sure how Utah would be. Maybe 3 wins at best. And then all of a sudden, the Utes upset Air Force on the road in one of the more surprising results of the season. Only four goals were scored in the second half, all in the final quarter, with Utah scoring the last two.
  • 3/7 at Mount St. Mary’s: For the majority of the season, Utah got out to quick starts before letting their opponent come back and keep it tight for the rest of the game. On some occasions, the opponent was able to come back and steal a one or two-goal win. Such is what happened with Mount St. Mary’s. In Year 2, the Utes will look to play more complete 60-minute games and not allow their opponents to stay in it.
  • 3/21 vs. Hampton: This is a game you have to circle, even if the matchup isn’t that sexy. This is hopefully the future of lacrosse. The western-most men’s Division I program, and a Pac-12 school nonetheless, against the only HBCU men’s lacrosse program in the country. Wins and losses are always important, but this is a regular season game where the outcome might not matter as much in the end.
  • 4/4 at Boston University: If Utah keeps working and getting better, I can see the Utes be at or around the level of where BU is and has been for the last few seasons. The Terriers have gotten quality talent and production from guys such as Cal Dearth, James Burr, and Chris Gray (before he transferred). Utah is on that route, but they just need to find a conference to help them out as well.
  • 5/2 at Duke: This is not a midweek matchup like it was last year. But the Utes surprised everyone in the lacrosse community when they took a one-goal lead late in the second quarter. But then Duke got lucky on a very late tally to tie it at halftime and wound up winning by six. When these two teams meet, expect the Blue Devils to use this as a potential tuneup for another deep NCAA Tournament run.