The Notre Dame de Namur lacrosse team and Head Coach Stephen Dini have announced their schedule for the upcoming 2010 season.
The Argos’ schedule features 14 games, including eleven Division II contests. In addition to home and homes with Grand Canyon and Dominican, NDNU will also make a pair of trips across the country to play in seven D2 games. Also on the schedule is California rival Whittier College and home games against Colorado College and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
The first trip will begin on March 6th with NDNU heading to North Carolina and Florida to take on Queens University, Saint Leo, Wingate and St. Andrews. The Argonauts have faced all four schools in the past with much success. NDNU is 3-0 all-time against St. Andrews, including a 16-7 victory in 2008. The Argonauts have also toppled Queens College and Saint Leo in their only meetings and split a pair of contests with Wingate.
After returning home for three games, the Argonauts close out the season with a road game against Whittier and a three game road trip to the Pittsburg area. On April 17th, NDNU will travel down to Whittier to face the Poets for the fifth straight season. The Argonauts lead the all-time matchup 5-1 with three games being decided by one goal. Five days later, NDNU will face Wheeling Jesuit in West Virginia before heading to Erie, Pennsylvania to face powerhouse Mercyhurst. Finally, the Argos will close out their season with a game against Seton Hill. NDNU has made this trip twice before and are 2-0 against both Wheeling Jesuit and Seton Hill while they have fallen short both times at Mercyhurst.
The Argonauts home schedule starts on February 12th against Colorado College, a Division III school located in Colorado Springs. The meeting will be the first between the two schools. At the end of March, NDNU returns home to face Grand Canyon for their second meeting of the season. The Argos are 4-0 all-time against the Antelopes with a pair of wins coming last year. After a home contest against Cal Poly SLO, NDNU will host their final home game of the season against Dominican University. The Argos will look to remain unbeaten all-time against the Penguins as they currently lead the head-to-head battle 5-0.
“I am very excited about the schedule we have put together for this season.” Coach Dini said. “We have our biggest varsity schedule ever with 11 games against Division II competition and two more against D3 programs. I think this will be a big stepping stone for the future of our program.”