Emmitsburg, Md. (January 5, 2017) – The Mount St. Mary's University men's lacrosse team released its 2017 schedule on Thursday. The Mount kicks off its 14-game slate with four straight home games and plays nine total contests on its home turf in Emmitsburg during the campaign.
Mount St. Mary's opens the season on February 11 against Delaware at Waldron Family Stadium, and follows with three more home games against Towson (February 18), Richmond (February 21) and Furman (February 26).
The Mountaineers' first road test of the season comes on March 11 as they take on Bellarmine for the first time in series history, before returning home to open Northeast Conference play the following week against Bryant on March 18.
The Mount follows with a pair of road games at NEC foe Robert Morris on March 25 and at VMI three days later on March 28. Mount St. Mary's has won nine straight over VMI and owns a 19-2 mark all-time against the Keydets.
The Mount then heads back to Emmitsburg for a two-game home stand with matchups against Sacred Heart (April 1) and Bucknell (April 8). The Mount sits at 8-2 in series history vs. Sacred Heart after winning each of the last two meetings.
After a conference matchup versus Wagner (April 15), who the Mountaineers are 15-1 against all-time, they wrap up non-conference play against Georgetown at home on April 18. The Mount looks to make it two in row over the Hoyas following an 11-8 win last season in Washington, D.C.
The Mountaineers close out the regular season with tilts against the two conference finalists from a season ago, battling reigning NEC Champion Hobart on the road on April 22 before a matchup with last year's regular season champs and conference runner-up Saint Joseph's in the regular season finale on April 29 in Emmitsburg.
The Northeast Conference playoffs will take place on May 4 and 6 at the home of the tournament's highest seed.
The Mountaineers finished last year at 6-8 overall and 2-4 in NEC play. Bubba Johnson, an All-NEC First Team selection in 2016, returns for his grad season, and reigning All-NEC Rookie Team performers Chris DiPretoro and Jack Mangan are back for their sophomore campaigns.