Head coach Pat Farrell announced an 18-game slate for the Explorers on Wednesday that kicks off with a road trip to Maryland to face Loyola on August 26.
The Explorers, coming off a 6-10-2 record last year and a 2-5-1 in Atlantic 10 Conference action, will face nine non-conference opponents before their conference opener at home to Saint Louis on October 1.
Their home opener will be a Philly Soccer Six match against Drexel on August 30 and 2015 NCAA tournament team Rider will come to town on September 2. Manhattan (September 10) and UMBC (September 24) will also visit McCarthy Stadium in September.
La Salle will visit James Madison on September 17, local rivals Penn on September 17 and reigning state player of the year Evan Vare and Lafayette on September 20.
McCarthy Stadium will play host to the storied Billikens program on October 1, Fordham on October 15, 2015 NCAA tournament team Dayton on October 19 and UMass for the season finale on November 5.
Conference road matches include Rhode Island on October 8, VCU on October 12, George Mason on October 22 and Saint Joseph's on October 29. A visit to Oneonta, New York to play Hartwick on November 1 will be the last regular season road trip.
The Explorers feature Union Academy alums Cameron Keys, a goalkeeper, and his twin brother Garrett Keys, a defender.
La Salle 2016 Schedule
- August 26 at Loyola, 7 p.m.
- August 30 vs Drexel, 7 p.m.
- September 2 vs Rider, TBA
- September 7 at Saint Peter's, 4 p.m.
- September 10 vs Manhattan, 1 p.m.
- September 13 at James Madison, 7 p.m.
- September 17 at Penn, 1 p.m.
- September 20 at Lafayette, 7 p.m.
- September 24 vs UMBC, 7 p.m.
- October 1 vs Saint Louis, 7 p.m.
- October 8 at Rhode Island, TBA
- October 12 at VCU, TBA
- October 15 vs Fordham, 1 p.m.
- October 19 vs Dayton, 7 p.m.
- October 22 at George Mason, 7 p.m.
- October 29 at Saint Joseph's, 7 p.m.
- November 1 at Hartwick, 7 p.m.
- November 5 vs UMass, 1 p.m.