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Previewing Lehigh’s 2020 men’s college lacrosse schedule

Lehigh takes on two Championship Weekend teams in nonconference play this season.

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The Lehigh Mountain Hawks are the 30th team in our 2020 men’s college lacrosse schedule preview series and the third team from the Patriot League. Lehigh finished 9-8 overall in 2019 and 4-3 in Patriot League play. The Mountain Hawks defeated Boston University in the Patriot League semifinals, but fell short in the Patriot League Championship against Army West Point.

Here’s their entire 2020 schedule:

Lehigh’s 2020 Schedule

Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes
Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes
2/8 Utah Lehigh First ever meeting
2/15 Lehigh Virginia
2/20 VMI Lehigh First meeting since 2013
2/22 Lehigh NJIT
2/29 Navy Lehigh Patriot League
3/7 Holy Cross Lehigh Patriot League
3/14 Lehigh Army West Point Patriot League
3/21 Lehigh Penn State First meeting since 2013
3/24 Wagner Lehigh First meeting since 2008
3/28 Lehigh Lafayette Patriot League
4/4 Bucknell Lehigh Patriot League
4/11 Lehigh Colgate Patriot League
4/18 Boston University Lehigh Patriot League
4/24 Lehigh Loyola Patriot League

Who’s In?

Who’s Out?

Lehigh’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
.476 .443 .502 37.43 44 32.5

Circle These Dates

  • 2/15 at Virginia: With a shorthanded group last year, the Mountain Hawks built a 6-4 halftime lead against the Cavaliers. But Virginia came back and took the lead in the third, even with Lehigh keeping it close. Andrew Pettit is back for the Mountain Hawks, but guys such as Craig Chick and Lucas Spence have since departed.
  • 3/7 vs. Holy Cross: A team on the rise in the Patriot League after spending plenty of years near the bottom of the conference. The Crusaders were 0-26 prior to the 2017 season. Since then, they’ve won two of the last three meetings including last year’s regular season finale.
  • 3/14 at Army West Point: The two teams split their meetings last season. Lehigh took the regular season showdown with a four-goal run to start the game and another in the third quarter. But in the Patriot League Championship, it was the Black Knights who ended the game on a 6-0 run to win by four. Brendan Nichtern finished with six points for Army in the win.
  • 3/21 at Penn State: One of the more intriguing nonconference matchups is a battle of two Pennsylvania teams. Lehigh takes on the Nittany Lions for the first time since their 2013 battle at PPL Park (now Talen Energy Stadium). Penn State’s offense is one of the best in the country, but the Mountain Hawks could provide some challenges for a national championship favorite.
  • 4/24 at Loyola: We should know what the Greyhounds look like without Pat Spencer and Jacob Stover when the regular season finale hits. They’ve been the class of the conference pretty much since they entered the Patriot League in 2014. Even without Spencer and Chase Scanlan, players like Aidan Olmstead, Kevin Lindley, and Bellarmine transfer Riley Seay will still be a factor on offense.