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Previewing Binghamton’s 2020 men’s college lacrosse schedule

Binghamton mixes up their nonconference schedule with five new opponents, including two ones for the first time in program history.

Jonathan Cohen

The Binghamton Bearcats are the 25th team in our 2020 men’s college lacrosse schedule preview series and the second team from the America East. Binghamton finished 2-11 overall in 2019 and 2-4 in America East play. The Bearcats failed the qualify for the conference tournament, but won their final two games of the season to avoid going winless.

Here’s their entire 2020 schedule:

Binghamton’s 2020 Schedule

Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes
Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes
2/8 Binghamton Marist First meeting since 2018
2/15 Binghamton Syracuse First meeting since 2018
2/22 Lafayette Binghamton
2/25 Bucknell Binghamton First ever meeting
3/3 Binghamton Army West Point
3/7 Binghamton Hobart
3/14 Binghamton Drexel First meeting since 2016
3/21 Binghamton Albany America East
3/28 Stony Brook Binghamton America East
4/4 UMBC Binghamton America East
4/7 Cleveland State Binghamton First ever meeting
4/11 Binghamton Vermont America East
4/18 Binghamton Hartford America East
4/25 UMass Lowell Binghamton America East

Who’s In?

Who’s Out?

Binghamton’s Opponents 2019 Average Win Percentage & RPI

Avg. overall win pct. Avg. nonconference win pct. Avg. conference win pct. Avg. overall RPI Avg. nonconference RPI Avg. conference RPI
Avg. overall win pct. Avg. nonconference win pct. Avg. conference win pct. Avg. overall RPI Avg. nonconference RPI Avg. conference RPI
.490 .539 .425 39.36 31.38 50

Circle These Dates

  • 2/22 vs. Lafayette: With new head coach Pat Myers leading the Leopards, Lafayette overcame a 7-3 first quarter deficit with a trio of three-goal runs to eventually take the lead and the win. Conor Walters recorded a pair of goals and five assists for the Leopards but has since graduated. Yet Lafayette does have a good group of young players in Cole Dutton, Andrew Robbins, defenseman Stephen Sajer, and goalie Ryan Ness that hope to elevate the program.
  • 2/25 vs. Bucknell: One of two new programs the Bearcats will face for the first time in program history, the Bison provide a good challenge to Binghamton. Bucknell has some good players on offense in Will Yorke, Tommy Sopko, and Alston Tarry, while the defense is spearheaded by Conor Shears. Bucknell does have a couple holes to fill in goal as well as at the faceoff X.
  • 4/4 vs. UMBC: The Retrievers got a big favor from Binghamton last season en route to their America East Championship. UMBC was pretty much dead in the water for a conference tournament berth before Binghamton recorded wins over Hartford and UMass Lowell to keep their season alive. UMBC did their part and eventually went to the NCAA Tournament because of it. The Retrievers took last year’s meeting thanks to a 6-0 run to open the game.
  • 4/18 at Hartford: It took 11 losses to start the season before the Bearcats recorded their first win of the regular season. Binghamton exploded for 12 goals in the second half en route to a three-goal victory against the Hawks. It’s prime opportunity for Binghamton to keep themselves in the America East Tournament conversation.
  • 4/25 vs. UMass Lowell: Despite the bad start to the season, the Bearcats were able to construct a small two-game winning streak in conference play. A 6-0 run beginning in the second quarter helped Binghamton get the win before holding off UMass Lowell in the final 6:11 of the fourth quarter.