WASHINGTON – First-year head coach Jenna Petrucelli announced the 2019 American University lacrosse schedule on Monday, featuring seven home games and three local contests in its 17-game slate.
American will open the season with its first home game of the year on February 13th with a 3 p.m. draw against UMBC on the newly turfed Jacobs Complex field. The Eagles will then hit the road for a three-game stretch at Old Dominion (Feb. 16), George Washington (Feb. 20) and Richmond (Feb. 23) before returning home to play George Mason (Feb. 27) and Presbyterian (March 2).
AU will travel to Michigan for games against Central Michigan (March 11) and Detroit (March 13) before opening Patriot League play at Bucknell on March 17.
The Eagles will host four conference contests this year with Army West Point (March 23), Loyola Maryland (March 27), Colgate (April 13) and Holy Cross (April 20).
HEAR FROM COACH PETRUCELLI
"Our overall strength of schedule this season is respectable and competitive. Both our nonconference and Patriot League competition alike will challenge us individually and as a team. Our keys to success this season will be consistency in our individual skill as well as program strategy and maintaining a relentless mentality.
"Every team on the schedule poses an opportunity for us to succeed in not only a winning outcome but also in our efforts to spotlight our progress as a program. I can say with confidence that the players are excited to match up against those teams that edged us by only one or two goals last year, and they are hungry to earn those wins this time around. We are all amped up for the season and can't wait to hit the ground running in January."
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