Saint Joseph's Announces Schedule for 2013 Lacrosse Season

PHILADELPHIA - Saint Joseph's lacrosse head coach Denise Roessler has announced the Hawks' 16-game schedule for the 2013 season. The Hawks will host nine games and play seven Atlantic 10 contests in 2013.

Saint Joseph's will open its season with two games in late February. The Hawks will host Niagara on February 17 in their season opener before hitting the road the following weekend to compete at Wagner on February 24.

SJU will play eight games in March with five on Finnesey Field and three on the road. The Hawks will host cross-city rival Drexel on March 1 before traveling to the Carolinas for a pair of games against Presbyterian and Campbell on the weekend of March 3-5. Philadelphia play will resume on March 9 when Saint Joseph's will host Manhattan before taking on the Hawks from Monmouth in West Long Branch, N.J. on March 13.

Finnessey Field will see three games during the final three weekends of March as the Hawks return home for the most extended time of their season. The Crimson and Gray will host Old Dominion on March 17 and Saint Mary's on March 22 before kicking off A-10 play against Temple on March 29.

The Hawks will take to the road the first weekend in April to compete against A-10 opponents Duquesne and St. Bonaventure on April 5 and 7, respectively. The following weekend will see the squad back in Philadelphia to host La Salle and 2012 A-10 champion and NCAA Championship participant Massachusetts from April 12-14. The Hawks will play their final regular-season road contest at 2012 A-10 Championship runner-up Richmond on April 19 before concluding their regular season at home with an April 21st-contest against George Washington.

The Hawks return 20 letterwinners from last season and add a freshman class of nine players for the 2013 season.

Date    Opponent / Event            Location                 Time
02/17 vs. Niagara Philadelphia, Pa. 1:00 p.m.
02/24 at Wagner Staten Island, N.Y. 1:00 p.m.

03/01 vs. Drexel Philadelphia, Pa. 3:00 p.m.
03/03 at Presbyterian Clinton, S.C. 1:00 p.m.
03/05 at Campbell Buies Creek, N.C. 7:00 p.m.
03/09 vs. Manhattan Philadelphia, Pa. 1:00 p.m.
03/13 at Monmouth N.J. West Long Branch, N.J. 3:00 p.m.
03/17 vs. Old Dominion Philadelphia, Pa. 1:00 p.m.
03/22 vs. Saint Mary's Philadelphia, Pa. 3:00 p.m.
03/29 vs. Temple * Philadelphia, Pa. 3:00 p.m.

04/05 at Duquesne * Pittsburgh, Pa. 4:00 p.m.
04/07 at St. Bonaventure * St. Bonaventure, N.Y. 12:00 p.m.
04/12 vs. La Salle * Philadelphia, Pa. 4:00 p.m.
04/14 vs. Massachusetts * Philadelphia, Pa. 12:00 p.m.
04/19 at Richmond * Richmond, Va. 4:00 p.m.
04/21 vs. George Washington * Philadelphia, Pa. 12:00 p.m.

04/26 Atlantic 10 Championships Amherst, Mass.
04/28 Atlantic 10 Championships Amherst, Mass.


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