Bryant Bulldogs men's lacrosse

The Bryant Bulldogs men's lacrosse team represents Bryant University in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I lacrosse. Bryant currently competes in the Northeast Conference (NEC) and plays its home games in Bulldog Stadium in Smithfield, Rhode Island.

Bryant Bulldogs
Founded2000
UniversityBryant University
Head coachMike Pressler (since 2007 season)
StadiumBulldog Stadium
(capacity: 4,400)
LocationSmithfield, Rhode Island
ConferenceNortheast Conference
ColorsBlack and Gold[1]
         
NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals
2014
NCAA Tournament appearances
2013, 2014, 2015, 2017
Conference Tournament championships
2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017
Conference regular season championships
2013, 2016

Background

The coach is currently Mike Pressler, who previously coached Duke. The team plays its home games at Bulldog Stadium. The Bulldogs currently compete in the Northeast Conference (NEC), after previously being a member of the Northeast 10 in NCAA Division II.

The team joined NCAA Division I as an independent for the 2009 and 2010 seasons. The NEC first sponsored men's lacrosse for the 2011 season.

NCAAs

In 2013, Bryant made their first NCAA Tournament appearance,[2] losing 12–7 to Syracuse. That season, Bryant also managed to capture the NEC Conference Regular Season Championship, as well as the NEC Tournament, which earned them an automatic bid.

A season later, in 2014, Bryant made their second tournament appearance after again winning the NEC Tournament. After defeating Siena 9–8 in a play-in game, they faced Syracuse for the second time and managed to avenge their loss of the previous year, pulling off a huge 10–9 upset.[3]

Season results

Division I

YearWinsLossesPercentConferencePlayoffsNational RankRPISOSPower Rating (1)
2019311.2146th625953
201887.5332nd
2017118.579T-2ndNEC Title, NCAA 1st round 2625
2016105.667T-1st 1836
2015810.462T-2ndNEC Title, NCAA Play-in (2)291730
2014165.7622ndNEC Title, NCAA Quarterfinals (3)19201824
2013811.4211stNEC Title, NCAA 1st round (4)413732
2012144.7782ndNEC Title254618
201189.471T-3rd454837
2010125.706--243425
2009105.667--344426

Division II

YearWinsLossesPercentConferencePlayoffsNational RankRPISOSPower Rating (1)
2008144.7782ndNortheast 10 Title, 2008 NCAA Division II Semifinals (5)2343
2007114.7331st65
2006115.6883rd912
2005116.6473rd910
(1) Laxpower Power Rating
(2) Won NEC tournament final over Saint Joseph's 10-6. Lost to Marist 10-6 in NCAA play-in game.
(3) Won NEC tournament final over Hobart 10-4. Defeated Siena 9–8 in NCAA play-in. Defeated Syracuse 10-9 in NCAA 1st Round. Lost to Maryland 16-8 in NCAA Quarterfinals.
(4) Won NEC tournament final over Robert Morris 10-4. Lost Syracuse 12-7 in NCAA 1st round.
(5) Won NE tournament final over Le Moyne 5-4. Lost to Le Moyne 11–2 in NCAA Division II Semifinals.

References

  1. Bryant University Bulldogs Sports Information. Retrieved September 11, 2016.
  2. Donaldson, Jim (7 May 2013). "Overachieving Bryant lacrosse team is bound for NCAAs". Providence Journal. Retrieved 13 May 2014.
  3. Kessenich, Quint (12 May 2014). "Quint: What Happened, What's Next in NCAA Tournament". InsideLacrosse.com. Retrieved 13 May 2014.
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