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Saturday, January 31, 2015

2015 La Salle Preview: Taking the next step

La Salle stunned the conference last year by advancing to its first Atlantic 10 Tournament in over a decade. Coach Ron Shoemaker has transformed the Explorers from a cellar dweller to a contender. La Salle went 9-9 in conference play, finishing tied for 5th in the conference. The Explorers are young and talented and are a bit of a mystery heading into 2015. It will be interesting to see whether last year was an aberration or a sign that the Explorers are here to stay.
Alicia Aughton (photo by Vincent Dusovic)

One of the big reasons for La Salle's success in 2014 was pitcher Alicia Aughton. Aughton had been effective in her first two seasons, but she really elevated her game in her junior season. Aughton went 11-11 with a 2.89 ERA and 88 strikeouts in 128.1 innings. One of the huge keys to Aughton's success was not giving away free bases. Aughton allowed just 31 walks all season. If Aughton can pitch like she did in 2014, La Salle has a great shot of advancing to the Atlantic 10 Tournament again. Mary Cate Scott is also back in the circle for the Explorers after a 2014 season, which saw her go 7-13 with a 4.48 ERA and 75 strikeouts in 123.1 innings. Aughton and Scott will have some reinforcements in the circle this year, as Taylor Rohrbaugh and McKenzie Peace should see some significant action. Coach Shoemaker finally has a deep pitching staff, which will prove to be crucial with the new conference format.

Back behind the dish for her junior season is Gen Gaynor. Last year, Gaynor saw the majority of the action behind the plate and hit .170 on the year. Kristin Martin and Suzanne Swanicke could also push for starting time at catcher. Coach Shoemaker may have to decide between offense or defense at some point and it will be interesting to see what he chooses.
Michelle Hagarty (photo by Vincent Dusovic)

Coach Shoemaker returns most of his young infield from last year. Michelle Hagarty, Christina Bascara, and Suzanne Swanicke all return after outstanding rookie seasons. Last year, Bascara hit .331 with 39 hits, 4 HR, and 14 RBI. Swanicke hit .300 with 36 hits, 1 HR, and 17 RBI. Hagarty held down the position of shortstop all year and hit .294 with 35 hits, 9 HR, 14 RBI, and 19 HBP. La Salle is going to count on these four to lead the way at the plate and in the field. La Salle is going to be looking for someone to step up and play second base. Right now, Mackenzie Obert, Erica Reis, and Marissa Kineer. Valerie Pineiro could make a strong push for action at third base. Freshmen pitchers Taylor Rohrbaugh and McKenzie Peace could also see time at first base.
Linnette Siedler (photo by Vincent Dusovic)

In the outfield, Linnette Siedler, Kendra Heyer, and Kristin Travers return as starters, but the Explorers must replace All-Time Home Run leader Megan Hodgson. Siedler had a solid season, hitting .291 with 16 hits and 4 steals. Heyer had a bit of a sophomore slump last season, only hitting .175 after hitting .342 in 2013. La Salle will need Heyer to return to that form in order to challenge for an Atlantic 10 Tournament bid. Angelina Refice is a talented freshman outfielder who figures to be in the mix for one of the starting spots. Her speed will be a difference maker, both on defense and at the plate.

Designated Player
Not only was Alicia Aughton successful in the circle, but she was a force at the plate. Aughton hit .297 with 30 hits, 7 HR, and 25 RBI. The Explorers are going to be counting on her for big numbers once again. Taylor Rohrbaugh, McKenzie Peace, Valerie Pineiro, and Bridget Magee could also push for time at designated player.

Coach Shoemaker put together a good nonconference slate for his team this year. There are definitely some difficult games on the schedule, but also some very winnable games. The schedule is highlighted by tournaments in North Carolina, Florida, and Maryland. The weekend tournament at Stetson is going to be a grueling one, as Stetson, Kansas, and Chattanooga all advanced to NCAA Regionals last year. A peculiar highlight of the nonconference schedule is that La Salle is currently scheduled to play a nonconference game against URI. As far as conference play, La Salle avoids UMass this season and has a fairly balanced slate. The Explorers will host George Washington, Rhode Island, St. Joseph's, and Dayton, while they will hit the road to take on Fordham, St. Louis, George Mason, and St. Bonaventure. If La Salle wants to make it back to the Atlantic 10 Tournament, they are definitely going to have to earn it.

La Salle is coming off one of its best seasons in program history, now they will have to prove that last year wasn't a fluke. The Explorers have talent, but they will be up against some incredibly fierce competition. It will be a dogfight all year long, but La Salle has as good of a shot as anyone to advance to the Atlantic 10 Tournament. La Salle will need to improve its defense, as they finished dead last in the conference for fielding percentage. The conference is too competitive to be giving away extra outs.

Friday, January 30, 2015

2015 George Washington Preview: Redemption

Coach Stacey Schramm isn't afraid to go all out for her team!
George Washington came into 2014 with big expectations and left with huge disappointment. The Colonials were picked to finish second in the conference, but instead finished in last place. The good news for George Washington is that they have almost all of their major contributors back and have added even more talent to the fold. Coach Stacey Schramm and her squad are poised for a big bounce-back year.
Meghan Rico (photo by Thom Kendall)

The Colonials are going to need their pitchers to step up in 2015. The Achilles heel for this squad last year was walks. George Washington allowed almost 300 walks last year in 320 innings. That is one of the major reasons that the Colonials finished with a 4.59 ERA. Meghan Rico is back after a grueling 2014 season, which saw her shoulder most of the load in the circle. She went 13-15 with a 3.96 ERA and 157 strikeouts in 194 innings. If Rico can get some rest in the circle this year, her numbers are going to look much better. Paige Kovalsky is also back in the circle. Kovalsky missed most of the season with an injury, but she showed signs of promise in the circle. She finished the year with solid outings against Rhode Island and St. Louis. If she can stay healthy, the Colonials are going to be in great shape. The biggest key for George Washington's pitching in 2015 though, will be the performance of freshman Sarah Costlow. Costlow is one of the most highly regarded recruits that George Washington has ever brought in and they are going to need her to perform in the circle. Costlow is not a huge strikeout pitcher, but she knows how to let her defense do the work and she does not allow many free bases. She will be a strong contender for Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year in 2015. Freshman Ashley Pilcher also figures to see some key innings in the circle.
Samantha Dos Santos and Meghan Rico (photo by Thom Kendall)

Three year starter Samantha Dos Santos is back behind the dish for her senior season. Dos Santos is an excellent defensive catcher, especially in terms of blocking balls. At the plate, Dos Santos went .186 with 18 hits, 9 RBI, and 19 steals. Dos Santos should raise those numbers quite a bit. Freshman Aiyana Leal-Robles is also making a strong push for playing time. Leal-Robles has been teammates with freshman pitcher Sarah Costlow for a long time.
Victoria Valos (photo by Thom Kendall)

George Washington brings back a talented infield that did most of the damage last year at the plate for the Colonials. Leading the way is senior captain Victoria Valos at shortstop. Valos has held down the fort at shortstop for the last three seasons and had another solid campaign last year, hitting .355 with 50 hits, 6 HR, 42 RBI, and 12 steals. Valos is already George Washington's career leader in home runs, doubles, runs batted in, and slugging percentage. She is also poised to become the career leader in hits and runs scored. Megan Linn is back at second base after a stellar freshman season, which saw her hit .370 with 61 hits, 4 HR, 35 RBI, and 30 steals. Linn just missed out on being named Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year. Coach Schramm is going to count on Linn to be an excellent leadoff hitter again in 2015. Morgan Matetic is back at third base after a breakout season, which saw her hit .319 with 26 hits, 9 doubles, 6 HR, and 19 RBI. There is going to be some serious competition at first base, as George Washington is very deep at that position. Carlee Gray, Mary Wiley, and Jillian Galich could all see time at first. All three swing powerful bats, though Gray should have the edge going into the season with her excellent defense. Paige Kovalsky could also push for playing time at third base. Kovalsky began the season there before she was injured. Other contenders for playing time in the infield are Rochelle Draper and Maura Murphy.

George Washington is loaded with talent in the outfield and may have the youngest and fastest outfield in the conference. Bradleigh Breland is back after a solid freshman season, which saw her hit .309 with 25 hits and 13 steals. Coach Schramm will be looking for Breland to put up even bigger numbers in 2015. Marissa Mangini is also back for her sophomore season and George Washington will be looking for her to put the ball on the ground and use her speed. Mangini and Breland will look to hold on to their starting spots against a number of talented freshmen. Alana Anderson, Rochelle Draper, and Morgan Rinehart are all gunning for those starting positions. In the end, it will come down to who is getting it done at the plate. Coach Schramm loves a fast team and all of her outfielders should have double digit steal totals if they can consistently get on base.

Designated Player
Jillian Galich and Mary Wiley are once again the favorites to hold down this position. Last year, Galich hit .268 with 1 HR and 23 RBI, while Wiley hit .263 with 25 hits and 12 RBI. Coach Schramm is going to be looking for a powerful lefty bat from this position. It would not be surprising to see Galich or Wiley with more that 5-7 home runs at the end of the season.

The Colonials will open up 2015 with a tough opening weekend against NCAA Tournament teams Auburn, Chattanooga, and UAB, as well as Evansville and Appalachian State. From there, the schedule eases up a bit. George Washington will have a fairly manageable nonconference slate, which should allow this nonconference team round into form before Atlantic 10 play. As far as the Atlantic 10 schedule, George Washington has an interesting lineup. The Colonials must hit the road to face Atlantic 10 Tournament teams La Salle, UMass, Fordham, and Dayton, while they will host St. Louis at home. George Washington will avoid St. Joseph's this year. The Colonials will also host George Mason, Rhode Island, and St. Bonaventure. If George Washington wants to advance to the Atlantic 10 Tournament, they are going to need to take care of business at home and steal a few games on the road.

George Washington is looking to bounce back from a disappointing 2014 and it would be shocking if they were not back in the Atlantic 10 Tournament. There is too much talent on this team for them to miss out on the tournament two straight years. If George Washington's pitchers can avoid handing out walks, the Colonials are going to be in great shape to make the tournament. George Washington is also probably one of the few teams with the talent to challenge Fordham in 2015. If Coach Schramm's freshmen step up, this team might have a successful trip to Amherst in May.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

2015 George Mason Preview

George Mason had a very solid year in 2014, going 22-21, yet they did not advance to the Atlantic 10 Tournament. That was despite having the best ERA in the conference and the third best batting average. The Patriots will need to shake off that disappointment in 2014 and finish 2015 on a high note.
Casey Herring (photo by George Mason Athletics)

Staff ace Anna Blessing has graduated, but the Patriots do return a talented trio of pitchers. Christina Gabriele is back after a solid season, which saw her go 5-6 with a 2.92 ERA and 42 strikeouts in 60 innings, while opponents hit just .221 against her. Coach Joe Verbanic is going to look to her for big innings this year. Casey Herring is also back after a decent 2014 season, which saw her go 5-5 with a 3.33 ERA and 29 strikeouts in 48 innings. Gabriele and Herring should lead the way, but Sarah Kleinfelter and Jess Middleton also figure to see significant time in the circle as well. If the Patriots are going to lead the conference in ERA again, someone is going to need to step up and be the ace.

Senior Angela Maioran is back at catcher for George Mason. Maioran has manned the dish for the last two seasons, so it would be a surprise if she wasn't back there again in 2015. Katie Kitts and Heather Ferguson should also compete for playing time behind the dish. Coach Verbanic may be looking for more offensive production out of his catchers this year.
Brooke Blankenship (photo by George Mason Athletics)

The Patriots return almost their entire infield from last year, headlined by Brooke Blankenship. Blankenship had a stellar season in 2014, hitting .394 with 54 hits, 7 HR, 49 RBI, and 12 steals. Blankenship is a legitimate contender for Atlantic 10 Player of the Year and George Mason will need another big year from her if they want to make the Atlantic 10 Tournament. Shortstop Mary O'Connor also return after an excellent junior season, both in the field and at the plate.  O'Connor hit .308 with 28 hits, 10 RBI, and 8 steals. Perhaps, her most impressive stat though was her .952 fielding percentage at shortstop. Casey Price is back at first base after a solid 2014. Price hit .328 at the plate with 42 hits and 26 RBI. Coach Verbanic is going to need his infield to lead the way if they are going to advance to the Atlantic 10 Tournament this year. George Mason may look to Liz Seymour or Brianna Boyd to hold down the fort at second base.

Tiffany Webb and her immense offensive production are gone, but George Mason does bring back some solid talent in the outfield. Julia Czarnecki returns to lead the outfielders both at the plate and on defense. Czarnecki hit .331 last year with 45 hits, 14 RBI, and 9 steals. The Patriots are going to need her to keep up that production this season. There will be a whole host of players competing for the final two spots in the outfield. One thing is clear though, George Mason must get solid production from those other two spots.

Designated Player
Boyd saw some significant action at designated player last year, but the position may be up for grabs if she starts at second base. The Patriots are going to need production from this position, hopefully of the power variety.

George Mason has a fairly manageable nonconference slate. The Patriots will have a very tough opening weekend against UCF and Boston College, but after that the nonconference schedule eases up quite a bit. The Patriots will have 23 straight home games from February 27-March 23 and they will need to take advantage that. George Mason has a favorable conference schedule as they will face Fordham, UMass, St. Joseph's, and La Salle at home. They do not have to face Atlantic 10 Tournament team Dayton and their only road trip against an Atlantic 10 Tournament team is a trip to St. Louis. George Mason will also hit the road to take on George Washington, St. Bonaventure, and Rhode Island.

George Mason could be a team that surprises in 2015. They have the pitching and some stars offensively, but they need other players to step up. Brooke Blankenship is going to need some protection in the lineup or opposing pitchers are going to pitch around her. The Patriots are a fast team that likes to run, but they are going to need more power in 2015. George Mason had 9 home runs as a team, three players are on Fordham had more than 9 home runs last year. If the power numbers don't increase, it is hard to see George Mason advancing to Amherst for the Atlantic 10 Tournament.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

2015 Fordham Rams: The new dynasty in the Bronx

It's safe to officially say that there is a new dynasty in town. The Atlantic 10 was dominated for decades by UMass, but in the past five years Fordham has taken over. Fordham was very good in 2014, but they have the potential to be even better in 2015.
Michele Daubman (photo by Tom Wasiczko)

The Rams roll four deep in the circle and have the best staff in the conference. Atlantic 10 Co-Pitcher of the Year Michele Daubman returns after a very good 2014 season. Daubman went 18-11 with a 3.73 ERA with 72 strikeouts in 161.2 innings against just 28 walks. Daubman is as steady as they come and she figures to have an even better senior campaign. Southpaw Rachel Gillen is also back in the circle. Gillen had an inconsistent 2014, which is understandable given that it was her first time throwing in two years. She could be a force in 2015 for the Rams, as she showed signs of brilliance in 2014, keeping Oregon's touted offense in check for six innings. Fordham's relief specialist Patti Maloney is also back. Maloney did not start a single game in 2014, but went 5-1 out of the bullpen with 6 saves and a 3.19 ERA. Maloney has excelled in this relief role and Coach Bridget Orchard will look to her once again. Lauren Quense had a solid freshman campaign going 5-4 with a 3.32 ERA and 46 strikeouts in 82.1 innings. Fordham's pitching staff is built for the new conference format and with this staff the Rams are the prohibitive favorites in 2015.
Stephanie Ferri (photo by Tom Wasiczko)

Four year starter Gabby Luety has graduated, so Coach Orchard will be looking to someone new to call the pitches and hold down the fort behind the plate. Ally Vergona and Stephanie Ferri figure to compete for the starting role. If need be, Kayla Lombardo could also move behind the plate.
Madison Shaw (photo by Tom Wasiczko)

Fordham's infield and offensive anchor, Elise Fortier has graduated. The good news for Fordham is that Kayla Lombardo is back to anchor the hot corner and Amy Van Hoven is back at second base. Lombardo had a very solid junior campaign, as she hit .313 with 50 hits, 10 HR, 35 RBI, and 3 steals. Lombardo got off to a slow start in 2014, but she really kicked into gear in the second half of the season. Van Hoven is back after a very productive freshman season. She is a key table setter for the Rams and does an excellent job of getting on base, making it difficult for opposing pitchers to pitch around the big guns in the Fordham lineup. In 2014, she hit .367 with 61 hits, 0 HR, 9 RBI, and 2 steals. Without Luety and Fortier's long balls, Van Hoven could be let loose on the bases more to show off her speed. The Rams have a number of different athletes who could play shortstop, including Lindsay Mayer and Allie Bradian. The UVA transfer swings a great bat and more importantly she is stout defensively with a cannon of an arm. The former travel ball teammate of Fortier is going to fit right in on the Rams. The final spot up for grabs is first base and while there are some talented contenders, Madison Shaw is just too talented not to land the starting nod. Shaw swings a monster bat that opposing pitchers are not going to enjoy facing. Shaw will end up with a double digit home run total in 2015. She is that good. Lauren Quense and Paige Ortiz should also see some time at first.

Sydney Canessa (photo by Tom Wasiczko)

Fordham brings back its outfield from 2014 and adds even more talent. Sydney Canessa is back after a stellar freshman season to patrol centerfield once again. Canessa was the leadoff hitter for the Rams, hitting .309 with 54 hits, 6 HR, 28 RBI, and 4 steals. She also scored 48 runs, so that means scored a run almost 2/3 of the time she was on base. Brianna Turgeon, Cora Ianiro, and Michele Daubman also return in the outfield. Turgeon battled injuries in 2014, but still managed to play in 34 games and hit .256. If she can stay healthy, her offensive numbers should jump significantly. Ianiro was a pleasant surprise in 2014 and held down her spot in the outfield for most of the season, after serving as a pinch runner and pinch hitter for her first two seasons. She hit .291 with 34 hits and 10 RBI. Daubman saw time in the outfield when she wasn't in the circle and also did work at the plate. Daubman hit .238 with 38 hits, 6 HR, and 25 RBI. Rachel Gillen was also a mainstay in the outfield when she wasn't pitching. The Rams are not short on talent, however and Claudia Law figures to challenge for playing time after sitting out last year with an injury, not to mention speedy freshman Morgan Figueroa. In the end, it will come down to who gets it done at the plate. Coach Orchard is extremely deep in the outfield, which is definitely a problem she loves to have.
Paige Ortiz (photo by Tom Wasiczko)

Designated Player
Paige Ortiz should once again hold down the designated player spot. Ortiz swings a mighty bat and she is poised for a breakout year. Last year, she hit .217 with 33 hits, 6 HR, and 23 RBI. 2014 was a bit of a down year for Ortiz, but she is more than capable of returning to her double digit home run form in 2015. Ortiz will definitely be challenged for playing time as the Rams are extremely deep.

Coach Bridget Orchard has once again put together a daunting slate for the Rams in 2015. The Rams open up 2015 at the Kajikawa Classic and will face some decent competition, including Cal and Fresno State. Fordham can make a national statement if they can take care of business right away. After Arizona, the Rams will head down to the Sunshine State where the schedule will pick up at bit. Fordham will have challenging games on tap against Tennessee, USF, and Florida Gulf Coast. Following that, Fordham will head down to the Palmetto State to play against former pitching coach Kyle Jamieson's Furman Paladins and former Temple coach Joe DiPietro's Hampton squad. That weekend will be all about taking care of business. Fordham will then head down to Orlando for the Citrus Classic and will take on three Big Ten teams, including last year's conference champion Minnesota, as well as Georgia, and Georgetown. Finally, Fordham wraps up tournament play by traveling to NC State. Raleigh will be a tough weekend as the Rams will go up against the host Wolfpack, Missouri, Lipscomb, and perennial nonconference nemesis Longwood. The nonconference schedule up north is about as challenging as it could be. Fordham will square off against Northwestern, Hofstra, Syracuse, Iona, and St. John's. For conference play, the Rams will have tough trips to St. Louis and UMass, but the rest of the schedule is very manageable. Fordham will not play Rhode Island this year.

If Coach Orchard can get her squad through nonconference play with a record above .500, this team should be poised for an at-large bid. This team has the pitching, hitting, and defense to make it happen. They are one of the biggest conference favorites in years, perhaps since the 2009 UMass squad. Fordham is poised for a dominating run through conference play and they have a chance to advance further than any Fordham team has before. This team is going to be fun to watch. Prediction: they will exceed last season's batting average, home runs, and steals. Watch out Yankees! There is a new dynasty in the Bronx!

Friday, January 23, 2015

2015 Dayton Preview: Time for the Flyers to soar to new heights

Dayton has been on a slow and steady incline ever since Cara LaPlaca took over and this might be her best squad yet. The Flyers are experienced, talented, and ready to challenge for an Atlantic 10 Tournament bye.
Kayla English (photo by Vincent Dusovic)

The success for the Flyers will be determined by how well their pitchers perform. The good news for Coach LaPlaca is that she returns all of her pitchers and brings in a talented freshman. Headlining the way for Dayton is the program's all time leading strikeout queen Kayla English. English brings the heat and the strikeouts in the circle. The key for her will be keeping down her walks and homeruns. If she is able to do that, the Flyers will be extremely successful in 2015. Emily Froment and Gabrielle Snyder are also back. Froment and Snyder were stellar in relief last year, as they combined for 6 saves last year. Froment and Snyder are nice complements to English who hammers the upper part of the strike zone. Froment and Snyder are more finesse pitchers that work in more offspeed and dropballs. Perhaps the most interesting Dayton pitcher to watch in 2015 is freshman Manda Cash. The freshman southpaw comes in after a very successful prep career and could very well wind up as the Flyer's ace.

The Flyers will be very inexperienced in the catching department as they must replace the talented Kasi Vasquez. Kathy Hess and Krista Gustafson have both seen action in the past and they are joined by freshman Kailee Budicin. All three should see action throughout the year. Coach LaPlaca will be looking for one of them to step up and anchor the starting spot.

In the infield, Kennedy Haynes returns at second base.  Haynes will need to put up solid numbers in order to maintain her starting position. Returnees Katie Ryan, Kirsten Bartlett, and Madeline Simmonds should also be in the mix. Kayla Haberstich is one freshman to watch. She swings a powerful bat and it would not be surprising to see her wind up as a starter this season. Redshirt freshman Rebekkah Potter is also someone to keep an eye on. The Flyers will be looking to fill three starting spots in the infield this seasons.

Natalie Mariano and Gabrielle Snyder return as starters in the outfield for Dayton after solid 2014 seasons. Mariano is a key table setter at the top of the order for Dayton. Last year, she hit .298 with 54 hits, 3 HR, and 20 RBI. Snyder returns after a stellar freshman season at the plate, which saw her hit .370 with 40 hits, 4 HR, and 18 RBI. The Flyers are going to be looking to freshman Jaclyn Kweder, junior Katelyn Gibson, and sophomores Cynthia Leaton and Hannah DeSalvo. DeSalvo had a solid rookie campaign, which saw her hit .265 and she might have the inside track for the starting spot.
Tiffany Ricks (photo by Vincent Dusovic)

Designated Player
Tiffany Ricks should once again hold down the fort at the designated player position. Ricks is one of the most feared power hitters in the Atlantic 10. Last season, Ricks hit .375 with 69 hits, 12 HR, 44 RBI, and 16 steals. Ricks is definitely a solid contender for Atlantic 10 Player of the Year in 2015.

Dayton is playing one of its toughest nonconference schedules in years, which should be excellent preparation for the Atlantic 10 season. Matchups against Tennessee, Lipscomb, and Ohio highlight the nonconference slate. For the conference matchups, Dayton will host UMass, George Washington, St. Bonaventure, and Rhode Island. The Flyers will hit the road to face La Salle, St. Joseph's, Fordham, and St. Louis. In April, Dayton will hit the road to face Fordham and St. Joseph's on two straight weekends. This trip will go a long way in determining where the Flyers finish.

Dayton has all the pieces in play for its best season in a long time. The Flyers are made up of talented returnees and have an excellent freshmen class. Dayton should finish over .500 this season and finish in the top four in the conference.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

2015 Schedule Highlights

Here are the nonconference games that Atlantic 10 teams will play against teams that advanced to NCAA Regionals last year.

February 6 Dayton vs. Tennessee
February 6 George Washington vs. Chattanooga
February 6 George Mason vs. UCF
February 7 George Washington vs. Auburn
February 7 George Washington vs. UAB
February 7 George Mason vs. UCF
February 7 St. Louis vs. Mississippi State
February 8 St. Louis vs. Mississippi State
February 8 URI vs. Stetson

February 13 Fordham vs. Tennessee
February 13 George Mason vs. USC Upstate
February 14 Fordham vs. South Florida
February 14 UMass vs. Houston
February 14 UMass vs. DePaul

February 20 St. Bonaventure vs. Bradley
February 20 St. Louis vs. Ohio
February 21 Fordham vs. Bryant
February 22 St. Joseph's vs. NC State

February 28 Fordham vs. Georgia

March 1 Fordham vs. Minnesota
March 1 Dayton vs. Lipscomb

March 6 URI vs. James Madison
March 6 La Salle vs. Kansas
March 6 La Salle vs. Stetson
March 7 UMass vs. Northwestern
March 7 UMass vs. Louisville
March 7 George Mason vs. Iona
March 7 La Salle vs. Chattanooga
March 7 La Salle vs. Stetson
March 8 George Mason vs. Iona

March 11 St. Bonaventure vs. Virginia Tech
March 13 Fordham vs. Missouri
March 13 UMass vs. Louisville
March 14 Fordham vs. NC State
March 15 Fordham vs. Lipscomb
March 15 St. Joseph's vs. Green Bay

March 24 Fordham vs. Northwestern
March 24 George Washington vs. Dartmouth
March 25 URI at Bryant (DH)
March 25 Fordham vs. Iona

April 1 St. Louis at Missouri

April 14 Dayton at Ohio (DH)
April 15 St. Louis at SIU Edwardsville

April 22 Fordham at Hofstra
April 22 UMass at Boston University (DH)

April 28 St. Louis vs. SIU Edwardsville