Men's Lacrosse: Seese Unveils 2018 Schedule

Dakota Stingo
Dakota Stingo returns for the 2018 season as Potomac State Lacrosse looks to improve on a 4-7 season in 2017. 
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KEYSER, WV.- Catamount’s second-year head coach Josh Seese has announces the Spring 2018 schedule. The Catamounts will play a 16-game schedule including a full Region XX lineup, a preseason scrimmage against a DII opponent, and a late non-conference matchup against a new DI program. After going 4-7 in 2017 following a year hiatus, the Catamounts are looking for their first Region XX playoff berth in 2018.

“This season is about taking the next step as a program,” said Seese. “We are excited about the work we put in this fall and believe our tough fall schedule will aid in our development. We don’t have to look far for a competitive spring schedule as Region XX is the toughest in NJCAA lacrosse.”

The Catamounts will play an exhibition game on the road to prepare for the regular season, at DII Alderson Broaddus (Feb. 17).

Potomac State will host 7 games at Stayman field including the season opener. The Catamounts will open the regular season by hosting Frederick CC on Wednesday, February 21. The Catamounts will then travel to Harford CC on Saturday, February 24, opening the year with two Region XX opponents.

PSC will return home a week later and step out of conference to play Mercyhurst-North East on Saturday, March 3. The meeting will mark the first between the two programs. The following Wednesday, March 7, the Catamounts travel to Howard CC to play the depending Region XX champions and 2017 NJCAA runner-up. Prior to Spring Break, the PSC will return home to battle the College of Southern Maryland on Saturday, March 10, in hopes of avenging a 15-14 lost in 2017 that saw the Catamounts depleted by injury after taking a six goal lead in the first half.

The Catamounts return early from Spring Break in preparation of hosting Anne Arundel CC on Saturday, March 17. The Riverhawks advanced to the Region XX championship game in 2017 before losing to Howard.

PSC continues with four games over the next two weeks to end March which includes hosting Cecil College Wednesday and March 21, traveling to Brookdale CC in New Jersey, Saturday, March 24. Cecil looks to return their program after going on hiatus in 2017. Brookdale and Potomac State intended to play in 2017 but never met due to field conditions.

The following week, the Catamounts will head to Akron, Ohio for a neutral site game vs. Ancilla College on March 27. The Catamounts beat Ancilla 17-12 in their inaugural season in 2017. On Thursday, March 29, PSC returns to host Northern Virginia (NOVA). The Catamounts are 1-1 all-time against NOVA, beating them 24-10 in 2017.

As for April, the Catamounts travel to CCBC Catonsville on Saturday, April 7, in a rematch of a game PSC won 22-6 in 2017. The following weekend, the Catamounts will hit New Jersey for a weekend swing. On Saturday, April 14, Potomac State will play at Union County who will be looking to avenge a 12-11 defeat at the hands of PSC last spring, marking the first win for the Catamounts versus a NJCAA Top 10 ranked program. The following day, Sunday, April 15, the Catamounts battle Region XIX powerhouse Ocean County. PSC holds a 1-0 series advantage after beating the Vikings 23-22 in a trilling game in 2015.

Potomac State will then head south to Hampton, VA. for a non-conference game against DI Hampton University on Wednesday, April 18. Marking the first time in program history the Catamounts will compete against a Division I team in the regular season.  The Catamounts will return home to finish out the regular season on Sophomore Day, Saturday, April 21 as they host CCBC Essex.

The 2018 NJCAA Tournament will be held from April 24 through April 26. The top seeded teams in Region XX will compete for the automatic bid into the NJCAA Tournament.

“Our goal is to compete for championships both at the Region and NJCAA national level,” Seese said. “In 2018 you are going to see improvement from myself, the team, and our program as a whole. I am confident in the growth and progression of PSC lacrosse and our mission of building leaders on and off the field. We sort of hope to wreck the party this Spring in Region XX and be a tough out for anyone. This group has the competiveness and grit to beat just about everyone.”

 

Date                      Opponent                            Location                         Time (ET)

Feb 17                   Alderson Broaddus U.          Phillippi, WV                     TBA

Feb 21                   Frederick CC*                     Stayman Field                  5p

Feb 24                   Harford CC*                       Churchville, MD                1p

Mar 3                    Mercyhurst-NE                    Stayman Field                  5:30p

Mar 7                    Howard CC*                       Columbia, MD                   4p

Mar 10                  College of So. Maryland*     Stayman Field                   1p

Mar 17                  Anne Arundel CC*              Stayman Field                     2p

Mar 21                  Cecil College*                    Stayman Field                    5p

Mar 24                  Brookdale CC                     Lincroft, NJ                        12p

Mar 27                  Ancilla CC#                        Akron, OH                         TBA

Mar 29                  NOVA*                              Stayman Field                    TBA

Apr 7                     CCBC Catonsville*             Catonsville, MD                    2p

Apr 14                   Union County                    Cranford, NJ                       1p

Apr 15                   Ocean County                   Toms River, NJ                    12p

Apr 18                   Hampton U.                       Hampton, VA                     2p

Apr 21                   CCBC Essex*                     Stayman Field                    1p          

 

*Denotes Region XX opponent 

#Denotes game played at neutral site