2023 Schedule Breakdown: Saint Joseph’s Hawks

(Photo Courtesy of Saint Joseph’s Athletics)

The Saint Joseph’s Hawks are the 43rd DI program to release its 2023 men’s lacrosse schedule. The Hawks coming off a 2022 campaign in which they went 14-4 overall and 7-0 in the NEC. The Hawks saw their season end in the first round of the NCAA Tournament with a loss to Yale. 2023 will be Saint Joseph’s first season in the A-10.

Saint Joseph’s 2023 slate features 15 games with eight games coming at home and seven on the road. The Hawks open the season on February 4th at Army West Point and open A-10 play on April 1st at home against Richmond.

Saint Joseph’s 2023 Schedule

DateHomeAwayNotes
2/4Army West PointSaint Joseph’s
2/11Saint Joseph’sSacred Heart
2/18TowsonSaint Joseph’s
2/25Saint Joseph’sProvidence
3/4Johns HopkinsSaint Joseph’s
3/8Saint Joseph’sPenn
3/11Saint Joseph’sDrexelNeutral Site
3/18St. John’sSaint Joseph’s
3/25Saint Joseph’sDuke
4/1Saint Joseph’sRichmondA-10
4/4MonmouthSaint Joseph’s
4/8St, BonaventureSaint Joseph’sA-10
4/15Saint Joseph’sHobartA-10
4/22Saint Joseph’sUMassA-10
4/28High PointSaint Joseph’sA-10

New Opponents

Army West Point, Duke, High Point, Johns Hopkins, Richmond, St. John’s, UMass

Teams Dropped

Bryant, Delaware, LIU, Merrimack, Mount St. Mary’s, Penn State, Wagner

Key Games

3/8 vs Penn: The Hawk suffered three regular season losses last season, one of which came on the road against fellow Philly foe Penn. The Quakers defeated the Hawks 13-12 in overtime in a late-season, midweek contest. The two will meet in the Philly4Classic in March this season for what should be another tight contest. The crosstown foes have faced each other 12 times since 2010 with the Quakers taking all but two of those meetings (2016, 2018).

3/11 vs Drexel: Another team that Saint Joseph’s fell to last season was the Drexel Dragons. They too will meet in the Philly4Classic this spring. In last year’s meeting, Saint Joseph’s took a 7-2 lead in the first quarter before the Dragons came back and won 18-17.

4/1 vs Richmond: Seen as the favorite in the A-10 during its first year sponsoring men’s lacrosse, the Hawks biggest competitor at the top of what should be a very strong league this year could very well be the Richmond Spiders, who have been one of the most consistent mid-majors in recent years. The game between these two will be the A-10 opener for each. The Hawks and Spiders have met twice in history: 2014 and 2015, with each winning one.

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