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Previewing Drexel’s 2020 men’s college lacrosse schedule

Drexel will host three new opponents at Vidas Field this season, including their first ever meeting with Marquette.

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The Drexel Dragons are the 21st team in our 2020 men’s college lacrosse schedule preview series and the third team from the CAA. Drexel finished 7-8 overall in 2019 and 2-3 in CAA play. The Dragons reached the CAA Championship game for the first time since they won it all in 2014, but fell short of winning the conference against Towson.

Here’s their entire 2020 schedule:

Drexel’s 2020 Schedule

Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes
Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes
2/1 Mount St. Mary's, Monmouth, St. Bonaventure Drexel Scrimmages
2/8 Penn Drexel Scrimmage
2/15 Drexel High Point
2/22 Drexel Albany
2/25 Robert Morris Drexel First meeting since 2014
2/29 Marquette Drexel First ever meeting
3/6 Drexel Saint Joseph's Philly 4 Lacrosse Classic (At Franklin Field)
3/8 Drexel Villanova Philly 4 Lacrosse Classic (At Sweeney Field)
3/14 Binghamton Drexel First meeting since 2016
3/22 Providence Drexel
3/28 UMass Drexel CAA
4/4 Drexel Delaware CAA
4/11 Drexel Fairfield CAA
4/18 Hofstra Drexel CAA
4/25 Drexel Towson CAA

Who’s In?

Who’s Out?

Drexel’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
.499 .469 .547 36.23 39 31.8

Circle These Dates

  • 2/15 at High Point: An explosive first quarter in last year’s season opener at Vidas Field then cooled off before the Panthers stole the game in overtime. Marshal King led the way for the Dragons with six points, including four assists. John Van Sickle only made four saves in the loss, but we could see a better performance in goal with Ross Blumenthal in cage. Drexel also has the benefit of not having to face Tim Troutner in goal.
  • 2/22 at Albany: Drexel’s first three games were decided by a goal, with both of their losses coming at home. Albany was the second of those losses in what was a game of runs. After Drexel created a 4-0 run in the opening quarter, the Great Danes responded with a pair of four-goal runs in the second and third quarters. The Dragons went on a 5-0 run to lead by one in the final quarter before Albany scored the final two goals for the win. Jakob Patterson and Davis Diamond led Albany’s offense, but that doesn’t mean Tehoka Nanticoke will be out of the picture.
  • 2/25 vs. Robert Morris: The defending back-to-back NEC champs come to Philadelphia to play Drexel for the first time since the Dragons last went to the NCAA Tournament in 2014. Robert Morris does lose a good group of guys from last year’s squad, including NEC Player of the Year Tyson Gibson, but it should provide Drexel with a challenge with players such as Corson Kealey and Ryan Smith on offense as well as Owen Down on defense and goalie Chris Reynolds.
  • 3/28 vs. UMass: After allowing UMass to come back in the fourth quarter to get a one-goal win for the second straight season, the Dragons played spoiler in the CAA semifinals in Amherst with a 15-12 upset win. The Minutemen should be a contender in the conference yet again, but Drexel will provide some stiff competition.
  • 4/4 at Delaware: Every CAA game will be a battle for every team this season, as it usually is. Delaware was a popular darkhorse pick to win the conference last season and came up just short. The Blue Hens defeated the Dragons at Vidas Field last season and will look to do so again at Delaware Stadium with Charlie Kitchen and Matt DeLuca leading the way on both sides of the ball.