2023 Schedule Preview: Princeton Tigers

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The Princeton Tigers are the 54th DI program to release its 2023 men’s lacrosse schedule. The Tigers are coming off a 2022 campaign in which they went 11-5 overall and 3-3 in Ivy League play. Princeton saw its season end with a loss to Maryland in the NCAA Semifinals.

Princeton’s 2023 slate features 12 games with seven coming at home and four on the road. Princeton opens the season at home against Monmouth on February 18th. They open Ivy League play on the road against Penn on March 18th.

Tigers’ 2023 Schedule

3/18PennPrincetonIvy League
3/25PrincetonYaleIvy League
4/1PrincetonBrownIvy League
4/15DartmouthPrincetonIvy League
4/22PrincetonHarvardIvy League
4/29CornellPrincetonIvy League

New Opponents

Manhattan, Syracuse

Teams Dropped

Boston U., Binghamton, Marist

Key Games

2/25 vs Maryland: The first big test of the season for the Tigers will come at the end of February as they welcome in the defending national champion Maryland Terrapins. The Tigers and Terrapins faced each other twice last season with Maryland winning both meetings: a 15-10 win in the regular season and a 13-8 win in the NCAA semifinals. Princeton will be looking to get back at the defending champs and set a tone early in the season with this one.

3/1 @ Rutgers: Princeton’s first road game of the season will come against in-state rival Rutgers in the battle for the Meistrell Cup. Playing for the first time since 2020 last year, Princeton knocked off the Scarlet Knights 16-11. Princeton had won three of the last five and holds a 65–31–3 all-time series lead. As always, expect this one to be a battle.

3/18 @ Penn: The Tigers begin Ivy League play on the road against the Penn Quakers in what could very well be a battle between top-15, or even top-10, teams. The two played one of the most exciting and memorable regular season games last season as Princeton topped Penn 21-20 in overtime. That same intensity and competitiveness should be expect this year between these two.

3/25 vs Yale: Princeton will host its first Ivy League game of the year on March 25th when the Yale Bulldogs come to town. These two played twice lasts season with Yale winning the regular season meeting 14-12 while Princeton beat Yale 14-10 in the NCAA Quarterfinals. Again, expect this game to a battle between two of the most productive offenses in college lacrosse.


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