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Previewing St. John’s 2020 men’s college lacrosse schedule

St. John’s will be eyeing their first Big East victory since 2016.

St. John’s Athletics

The St. John’s Red Storm are the 51st team in our 2020 men’s college lacrosse schedule preview series and the sixth and final team from the Big East. St. John’s finished 4-10 overall in 2019 and 0-5 in Big East play. The Red Storm failed to qualify for the Big East Tournament and failed to win a conference game for the third straight season.

Here’s their entire 2020 schedule:

St. John’s 2020 Schedule

Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes
Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes
1/26 St. John's Marist Scrimmage
2/3 UMass St. John's Scrimmage
2/8 St. John's Rutgers
2/11 St. John's Stony Brook
2/15 Hartford St. John's
2/22 St. John's LIU First meeting since 1995
2/29 St. John's Michigan
3/7 Siena St. John's
3/10 Hofstra St. John's
3/14 St. John's Dartmouth
3/21 St. John's UMass Lowell
3/28 St. John's Providence Big East
4/4 Marquette St. John's Big East
4/11 St. John's Denver Big East
4/18 Villanova St. John's Big East
4/25 Georgetown St. John's Big East

Who’s In?

  • LIU Sharks (2/22)

Who’s Out?

St. John’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
.461 .407 .558 40.46 49.38 26.2
*Avg win pct. includes Division II records, Avg. RPI only includes Division I teams

Circle These Dates

  • 2/8 at Rutgers: As they have since 2015, the Red Storm will begin their season against the Scarlet Knights. St. John’s hasn’t defeated Rutgers since 2014, but nearly came close last year. The Red Storm were up three goals with 10:03 to go, but the Scarlet Knights rallied with a 7-0 run to end the game and come out with the win. Rutgers returns their attack unit as well as goalie Ben Pounds, who started last year’s game in place of Max Edelmann and will look to take over as the full-time starter this season.
  • 2/22 at LIU: Along with Stony Brook and Hofstra, St. John’s has some new competition in the New York area with Long Island University. LIU moves up from D2 to D1 in 2020 and will compete in the NEC. This will be the first time these two teams have met since 1995, but the Red Storm are 2-12 all-time against the Sharks. All of their previous meetings came before St. John’s temporarily halted their program after the ‘95 season.
  • 3/10 vs. Hofstra: If St. John’s is able to defeat Stony Brook, LIU, and Hofstra all in one year, that could be a potential big win for them in the recruiting landscape. They could claim themselves as the best team in the Greater New York area. Last year, the Red Storm allowed Hofstra to go on a 5-0 run beginning in the third quarter as the Pride took a 9-7 win.
  • 3/28 at Providence: Winless in conference play for the past three seasons is brutal. But that cold streak nearly came to an end in the team’s Big East opener last year against the Friars. St. John’s led by two entering the fourth quarter, but Providence found the back of the net three times in a span of 2:03 to take a one-goal lead. Colin Duffy tied things up late to force overtime, but the Friars were able to score off a Red Storm turnover for the win.
  • 4/25 vs. Georgetown: St. John’s last conference win in 2016 came against the Hoyas at home in the season finale. The Red Storm did make last year’s meeting close as they cut Georgetown’s lead to within one twice in the final quarter. But the Hoyas answered both times and came out with a four-goal victory.