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The Navy Midshipmen are the seventh DI program to release its 2023 men’s lacrosse schedule. The Midshipmen are coming off a 2022 campaign in which they went 9-6 (5-3 Patriot League). Navy fell in the Patriot League quarterfinals to Lehigh.
Navy’s 2023 schedule features 15 games with eight coming at home and seven on the road. Navy opens Patriot League play at home against Lehigh on March 4th. The annual rivalry game against Army will be in Annapolis.
Navy 2023 Schedule
|2/3||Navy||Mount St. Mary’s|
|3/25||Holy Cross||Navy||Patriot League|
|3/31||Navy||Boston U.||Patriot League|
|4/22||Navy||Army West Point||Patriot League|
2/25 @ High Point: Navy ends the first month of the season on the road against the High Point Panthers. It’ll mark the second ever meeting between these two programs and the first time that the Midshipmen have played at High Point. Last season, the Midshipmen dropped the contest at home to the Panthers 14-13, despite take a strong 6-2 lead in the first quarter. This should be the biggest early-season test for Navy.
3/4 vs Lehigh: In 2022, Navy and Lehigh faced each other twice; once in the regular season and once in the postseason. Lehigh took the first meeting 11-7 and the second 14-8. Opening Patriot League play up against the Mountain Hawks once again, this should be another very intriguing matchup to see how each stack up as league play begins. An added note here is that Navy is 0-6 against Lehigh since beating them last in the regular season of 2018.
3/17 vs Johns Hopkins: The Midshipmen went into Homewood Field last season and beat John Hopkins 11-10 behind six-point outings from Patrick Skalniak and Max Hewitt. It marked the first win for Navy over the Blue Jays since 2013. It was the Midshipmen’s first win over the Blue Jays at Homewood since 1969.
4/22 vs Army West Point: One of the biggest rivalries in the sport, Navy will welcome in Army West Point to Annapolis the second-to-last weekend of the regular season for the 103rd all-time meeting between these two schools on the lacrosse field. Navy beat Army in a 12-11 overtime thriller last season. Circle this as a must-watch game, like always.