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Previewing Siena’s 2020 men’s college lacrosse schedule

The Saints are eager to return to the MAAC Tournament for the first time since 2014.

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The Siena Saints are the 57th team in our 2020 men’s college lacrosse schedule preview series and the sixth team from the MAAC. Siena finished 6-7 overall in 2019 and 3-4 in MAAC play. The Saints failed to qualify for the MAAC Tournament after losing five of their final six games, including four-straight in conference play.

Here’s their entire 2020 schedule:

Siena’s 2020 Schedule

Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes
Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes
1/25 Siena Albany Scrimmage
2/1 Siena Binghamton Scrimmage
2/8 LIU Siena First meeting since 1987
2/15 Siena Hobart
2/22 UMass Lowell Siena
2/29 Siena NJIT
3/7 Siena St. John's
3/10 Fairfield Siena
3/14 Monmouth Siena MAAC
3/21 Siena Quinnipiac MAAC
3/28 Siena Detroit Mercy MAAC
4/4 Marist Siena MAAC
4/7 Princeton Siena
4/11 Siena Manhattan MAAC
4/18 Siena St. Bonaventure MAAC
4/25 Canisius Siena MAAC

Who’s In?

  • LIU Sharks (2/8)

Who’s Out?

  • NA

Siena’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
.440 .430 .450 51.62 49.17 53.71
*Avg win pct. includes Division II records, Avg. RPI only includes Division I teams

Circle These Dates

  • 2/8 vs. LIU: Siena takes on all 13 opponents that were on last year’s schedule and add a new foe in LIU. This is the Sharks’ first season as a D1 program after LIU merged their Brooklyn and Post athletic departments together. The Saints have played LIU before back in the 80s when they were known as C.W. Post and are 1-6 all-time.
  • 2/22 vs. UMass Lowell: Despite a very slow start in the first quarter, Siena managed to come back and tie the River Hawks late in regulation before Mike Reilly scored the game-winner in overtime. The Saints put together a 5-0 run to end the game and get their first win under Liam Gleason on the road. Reilly and Keenan Cook each had six points in the win, but have since graduated.
  • 3/21 at Quinnipiac: Everything was going better than planned for Siena prior to the Quinnipiac matchup. The Saints started conference play with an undefeated 3-0 record and looked poised to get a spot in the MAAC Tournament sooner than later. And then the fourth quarter hit and things went downhill from there. Up 9-6, Siena gave up seven of the eight goals in the final 15 minutes to the Bobcats as they lost by three goals. Foster Cuomo finished with five goals and had a hat-trick in that span, including the go-ahead goal. Quinnipiac does lose Cuomo and some other senior contributors from a year ago, but will still be a competitive team with Jake Tomsik on offense.
  • 4/4 vs. Marist: The eventual MAAC champions defeated the Saints by a pair of goals last year thanks in part to a 5-1 third quarter. Peyton Smith also won 75% of the faceoffs in the game, giving Marist a distinct possession advantage. The Red Foxes do lose plenty of veterans on defense, but return nearly all of their offense.
  • 4/25 vs. Canisius: A one-goal decision in favor of Siena last season that got close thanks to two goals from Jacob Buck in a span of 25 seconds. The past three meetings have been decided by a goal with the away team winning all three contests. That trend doesn’t look good for the Saints in 2020.