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Previewing Wagner’s 2020 men’s college lacrosse schedule

A young Wagner team enters the new decade with Bill McCutcheon beginning his second season as head coach.

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The Wagner Seahawks are the 73rd team in our 2020 men’s college lacrosse schedule preview series and the tenth and final team from the NEC. Wagner finished 2-12 overall in 2019 and 0-6 in NEC play. The Seahawks failed to qualify for the NEC Tournament.

Here’s their entire 2020 schedule:

Wagner’s 2020 Schedule

Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes
Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes
2/8 Wagner Hofstra First ever meeting
2/15 Wagner LIU First ever meeting
2/22 Manhattan Wagner
2/25 Monmouth Wagner
2/29 Wagner Mercer First meeting since 2017
3/7 Hartford Wagner First meeting since 2012
3/14 Merrimack Wagner NEC, First ever meeting
3/21 Wagner Bryant NEC
3/24 Wagner Lehigh First meeting since 2008
3/28 NJIT Wagner NEC
4/4 Wagner Mount St. Mary's NEC
4/11 Robert Morris Wagner NEC
4/18 Wagner Sacred Heart NEC
4/25 Hobart Wagner NEC

Who’s In?

Who’s Out?

Wagner’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
.447 .332 .533 49.75 56.5 43
*Avg win pct. includes Division II records, Avg. RPI only includes Division I teams

Circle These Dates

  • 2/15 at LIU: Despite the two programs now being NEC conference foes, this time will not count toward either of their conference records. LIU comes over from Division II after the merger of their Brooklyn and Post athletics departments this past summer. Despite being very good in D2 last year, the Sharks will need to adjust to the style and the athletes in Division I, with the Seahawks being one of their first tests.
  • 2/22 vs. Manhattan: Since resuming their annual game with the Jaspers in 2016, the teams have split their four overall meetings, with the home team winning all four. This year’s matchup shifts back to Staten Island, where Wagner has won both of their games by seven and six goals respectively. They nearly came close to getting a road win last year, but Parker Giarratana scored the game-winner for his fourth goal of the contest.
  • 2/29 at Mercer: Wagner has lost all four previous matchups with the Bears, with the last coming in 207 in a 6-5 loss. Mercer is coming off a one-win season but could control the possession matchup with Ashton Wood at the faceoff X.
  • 3/14 vs. Merrimack: The Seahawks’ NEC opener comes against another conference opponent moving up from Division II. This time, it’s back-to-back D2 national champion Merrimack who are looking to begin their D1 saga on a good note despite not being able to participate in postseason play for four seasons. Look for Charlie Bertrand to be a potential difference maker for the Warriors and could cause some trouble for a Wagner defense that loses many contributors from last year.
  • 4/4 at Mount St. Mary’s: Wagner nearly secured their first win over the Mountaineers since 2017 in last year’s matchup. The Seahawks got a one-goal lead early in the fourth quarter from Spencer Kaufman thanks to a four-goal run and looked to complete the upset. But Mount St. Mary’s went on to score the game’s final five goals to get the win. Mount looks to compete for an NEC crown after winning the regular season title in 2019.