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Previewing Navy’s 2020 men’s college lacrosse schedule

The Midshipmen begin the Joe Amplo era with three new opponents along with the return of an in-state rival.

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The Navy Midshipmen are the 2nd team in our 2020 men’s college lacrosse schedule preview series and the first team from the Patriot League. The Midshipmen finished 6-7 in 2019 and 4-4 in Patriot League play. Navy failed to qualify for the Patriot League Tournament and hired Joe Amplo as their new head coach over the summer.

Here’s their entire 2020 schedule:

Navy’s 2020 Schedule

Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes
Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes
1/18 Navy Jacksonville/North Carolina Scrimmages at North Carolina
1/25 Navy Delaware Scrimmage
2/1 Georgetown/Penn Navy Scrimmages
2/7 Manhattan Navy First ever meeting
2/15 Furman Navy First ever meeting
2/18 Navy Richmond First ever meeting
2/22 Navy Maryland
2/29 Navy Lehigh Patriot League
3/7 Colgate Navy Patriot League
3/14 Johns Hopkins Navy First meeting since 2017
3/21 Holy Cross Navy Patriot League
3/28 Navy Boston University Patriot League
4/4 Loyola Navy Patriot League
4/11 Navy Lafayette Patriot League
4/18 Navy Army West Point Patriot League
4/24 Bucknell Navy Patriot League

Who’s In?

Who’s Out?

Navy’s Opponent’s 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
.507 .502 .510 32.54 32.8 32.38

Circle These Dates

  • 2/15 vs. Furman: Sort of similar to Bill Tierney’s return to Princeton with Denver last season, former Navy head coach Richie Meade will make his return to Annapolis for the first time since his last game with the Midshipmen in 2011. Meade and Amplo have also been on the NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Committee, which is in charge of selecting the teams for the NCAA Tournament.
  • 2/18 at Richmond: It’ll be the last of three straight teams which Navy will face for the first time. The back-to-back SoCon champions had a top 15 defense last season giving up 10.12 goals per game. Navy’s scoring offense finished 48th with 10.62 goals per game and lose two of their leading scorers in midfielders Greyson Torain and Ryan Wade.
  • 3/14 vs. Johns Hopkins: The rivalry with the Blue Jays returns after a two-year hiatus. The last time the two teams met was at Homewood Field and was pretty close for two and a half quarters. But tied at seven, Hopkins executed a hidden ball trick with Joel Tinney scoring on an open net. That was the start of the Blue Jays scoring eight of the game’s final nine goals for the win.
  • 3/21 vs. Holy Cross: Despite Navy dominating the overall series, the Crusaders took last year’s meeting in a 12-9 win. Five Holy Cross players registered at least three points compared to one for Navy, and the Crusaders also caused 13 of the Midshipmen’s 22 overall turnovers. Holy Cross also returns nearly all of their scoring and still has a good defense even without Matt Farrell.
  • 4/18 at Army West Point: Since losing six straight meetings to the Black Knights, the Midshipmen are 4-3 in the annual showdown. Three of the last five meetings have been decided by a goal, with Army taking last year’s battle in overtime. It’s always must-watch lacrosse when these two play, especially in recent years with both academies fighting for Patriot League positioning.