2023 Schedule Breakdown: Hofstra Pride

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The Hofstra Pride are the fifth DI program to release its 2023 men’s lacrosse schedule. The Pride are coming off a 2022 campaign in which they went 6-9 (2-3 CAA). Hofstra missed the postseason.

Hofatra’s 2023 schedule will feature 15 games with nine of them coming at home and six on the road. They open CAA play at home against Fairfield.

Pride’s 2023 Schedule

2/25St. John’sHofstra
4/29HofstraStony BrookCAA

New Opponents

Hampton, Monmouth, Michigan, NJIT, Syracuse

Teams Dropped

Binghamton, Manhattan, Providence, Rutgers, Sacred Heart, UMass

Key Games

2/11 vs Navy: The Pride’s home opener will come during the second week of the season and against the Navy Midshipmen. Hofstra welcomed the Midshipmen to Hempstead last season as well in a game Navy took 13-6. This should be another early season test for the Pride.

3/4 vs Villanova: Hofstra opens the month of March with a home contest against the Villanova Wildcats, who are expected to be a contender in the Big East once again. In the meeting between these two last season, Hofstra took a 6-2 lead early in the third before the Wildcats ended the game on a six-goal run to get the 8-6 win.

3/14 vs Syracuse: For the first time since 2003, the Hofstra Pride and Syracuse Orange will go head to head on the lacrosse field. And they will do so on Long Island at Shuart Stadium. Hofstra also hosted that last meeting 10 years ago and won 8-6. A headlining game on the year, the Pride will be tasked with facing an Orange team that is looking to bounce back from a four-win season a year ago and are looking to do so with a sizable influx of transfers.

3/25 vs Delaware: Hofstra ends the month of March with a crucial CAA game against the reigning league champion Delaware Blue Hens. Last season, Delaware fell twice in CAA play with one of those losses coming to the Pride, 12-11. Rory Jones and Dylan McIntosh each had hat tricks in that game for the Pride.

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