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Previewing Hartford’s 2020 men’s college lacrosse schedule

The Hawks look to return to the America East Tournament after just missing out last season.

Steve McLaughlin

The Hartford Hawks are the 59th team in our 2020 men’s college lacrosse schedule preview series and the sixth team from the America East. Hartford finished 4-11 overall in 2019 and 2-4 in America East play. The Hawks failed to qualify for the America East Tournament after losing to UMBC in a win-an-in scenario.

Here’s their entire 2020 schedule:

Hartford’s 2020 Schedule

Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes
Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes
2/9 Hartford Sacred Heart
2/15 Hartford St. John's
2/22 Canisius Hartford
2/25 Hartford Marist
3/3 Manhattan Hartford
3/7 Hartford Wagner First meeting since 2012
3/14 Hartford Stony Brook America East
3/17 Quinnipiac Hartford
3/21 Vermont Hartford America East
3/28 Albany Hartford America East
4/4 Hartford UMass Lowell America East
4/7 Dartmouth Hartford
4/18 Binghamton Hartford America East
4/24 Hartford UMBC America East

Who’s In?

Who’s Out?

Hartford’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
.412 .417 .407 52.93 54.88 50.33

Circle These Dates

  • 2/25 at Marist: This was a really close game between the Hawks and the eventual MAAC champions. Ty Thompson led all scorers with seven points (3 Gs, 4 As), but it was the Red Foxes who scored the final two goals en route to a one-goal win. Peyton Smith went 27-of-31 from the faceoff X with 14 ground balls and a goal for Marist.
  • 3/7 at Wagner: The fourth all-time meeting between the two teams and the first since 2012. Hartford is undefeated in their previous three meetings with wins of 26-2, 13-6, and 24-4. But the Seahawks are looking to build a contender in the NEC with head coach Bill McCutcheon in his second year leading the program.
  • 3/14 at Stony Brook: Hartford lost their first six games of the season prior to entering America East play. And then the Stony Brook game happened, where the Hawks never trailed in the game and held on from a late three-goal run by the Seawolves. Alex Borja had two goals in the win, including one as time expired in the third quarter. Freshman goalie Cam Logan made 14 saves in the victory.
  • 3/17 vs. Quinnipiac: A combined 33 goals were scored in this game last year, but the Hawks were on the wrong side of the 17-16 overtime finish. Borja had six goals for Hartford, but two Bobcats had even better games thanks to a 10-point effort from Foster Cuomo and a nine-point outing by Mike Fletcher. Jake Tomsik added two goals in the game for Quinnipiac, the game-tying and game-winning tallies.
  • 4/24 at UMBC: Last year’s regular season finale was a win-and-in game for the final spot in the America East Tournament. After a Dylan Jinks goal with 54 seconds left in the first half, the Retrievers responded with two goals in the final 10 seconds to take a lead they would never relinquish. UMBC then went on to win the conference championship and the first game in the NCAA Tournament against Marist in the Opening Round. Expect the Retrievers to be competitive yet again with their offense returning as well as some players on defense coming back from injury.