Syracuse Men’s Lacrosse Reveals 2017 Schedule

Thursday, Dec 22, 2016 at 1:39 pm by

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Head Coach John Desko and the Orange will play an exact copy of its 2016 schedule in 2017.

The team will open up the season, as it has for the fourth straight year, with a home matchup against Siena on Feb. 11. The Orange will remain in the friendly confines of the Carrier Dome until mid-March as it hosts 2016 NCAA tournament foe Albany on on Feb. 18. Army travels to the salt city on Feb. 25, looking for redemption after a one-goal loss against SU last season. Then, ACC play begins when Virginia visits on March 5.

‘Cuse will hit the road on March 11 when they visit the Red Storm of St. John’s in Queens. The Orange will then play the next installment of a traditional rivalry when it pays Johns Hopkins a visit on March 18. The game will be played in Baltimore for the second year in a row, due to the Carrier Dome’s commitment to host a handful of first and second round games of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament. The Blue Jays have agreed to play the team’s next two meetings, in 2018 and 2019, in Syracuse, with Syracuse Director of Athletics John Wildhack hinting at a possible shift in dates to avoid future conflicts.

Duke will be in town on March 25 in a rematch of last year’s ACC Championship game. One week later, on April Fools Day, it’s off to South Bend, as the Orange will face Notre Dame. Then, on a short week, the team will square off against Hobart on April 5 for the 103rd meeting between the two schools, with the winner receiving the Kraus-Simmons Trophy. Another midweek contest is to follow, as SU faces Cornell for the 102nd time in program history on April 11.

The ACC season will close with a road matchup against the defending national champion North Carolina Tar Heels on April 15. It will be Senior Day in the Carrier Dome on April 22, as Binghamton will make the trip north for just the second year in a row.

The ACC Tournament in Durham, North Carolina (April 28-30), will separate the regular season slate from its finale once again, as the Orange faces Colgate on May 6.

Syracuse will look to build off of a 12-5 record in 2016, as it looks to replace the holes left by departures of six starters from last season. Coach John Desko will hope to lead his team back to Memorial Day Weekend for the first time since 2013.