Manhattan Unveils the Jaspers' 2013 Lacrosse Schedule

RIVERDALE, N.Y. First year head coach Steve Manitta unveiled his first Division I men's lacrosse schedule this afternoon. A challenging 15-game slate features match-ups against perennial power Princeton as well as the beginning of a new rivalry with Army. Manitta will make his Division I coaching debut on Feb. 9 when the Jaspers travel to Rutgers for a date with the Scarlet Knights.

"Our schedule is challenging from the get go, from start to finish it's a demanding one," said Manitta. "I feel like the non-conference slate compliments our MAAC contests and will have the guys motivated to say the least."

Manhattan will then travel to West Point, N.Y. four days later when they take on Army (2/13). It marks the first time in program history that the Jaspers will take on the Black Knights. They are 4-2 all-time against Service Academy schools with all six prior meetings coming against Air Force.

The 2013 home slate opens on Feb. 23 with a contest against Lafayette. Manhattan will then go on the road for four straight games as they visit Providence (3/2), Mount St. Mary's (3/9), Princeton (3/12), and Binghamton (3/16). Princeton is the reigning Ivy League champions and advanced to the NCAA Tournament.

After a home contest against Mercer (3/20), the Jaspers will enter Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) play when they host Jacksonville (3/30) before a three game road swing. Manhattan will visit Siena (3/30), non-conference rival Wagner (4/2), and Detroit (4/6).

The Jaspers will play two of their final three games of the regular season at home beginning on April 13 when they host defending conference champion Canisius before traveling to VMI on April 20. In the last regular season contest, Manhattan welcomes in Marist (4/27) to Gaelic Park.

The Golden Griffins will host the 2013 MAAC Men's Lacrosse Tournament May 3-5 at the Demske Sports Complex with the top four teams qualifying.

February 9th    Saturday    Rutgers              Away        1:00 pm
February 13th Wednesday Army Army 4:00 pm
February 23rd Saturday LAFAYETTE Home 1:00 pm

March 2nd Saturday Providence Away 1:00 pm
March 9th Saturday Mount St. Mary's Away 1:00 pm
March 12th Tuesday Princeton Away 7:00 pm
March 16th Saturday Binghamton Away 1:00 pm
March 20th Saturday MERCER Home 1:00 pm
March 23rd Saturday *JACKSONVILLE Home 12:00 pm
March 30th Saturday *Siena Away 1:00 pm

April 2nd Tuesday Wagner Away 3:00 pm
April 6th Saturday *Detroit Away 1:00 pm
April 13th Saturday *Canisius Home 11:00 am
April 20th Saturday *VMI Away 1:00 pm
April 27th Saturday *MARIST Home 5:00 pm

May 3rd-5th Fri & Sun MAAC Championships Canisius


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