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Previewing Brown’s 2019 men’s college lacrosse schedule

With a couple new assistant coaches, the Bears will look to stay in the hunt for an Ivy League title.

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The Brown Bears are the 14th team in our 2019 schedule preview series and the third team from the Big East. The Bears finished 6-9 in 2018 and 3-3 in Ivy League play. Brown fell to Cornell in the Ivy League semifinals, despite limiting Jeff Teat to only a goal and two assists in a 7-4 loss.

Here’s their entire 2019 schedule:

Brown’s 2019 Schedule

Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes
Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes
2/16 Quinnipiac Brown
2/23 Stony Brook Brown
3/2 Brown UMBC First meeting since 2007
3/10 Brown Virginia First meeting since 2016
3/16 Harvard Brown Ivy League
3/19 Holy Cross Brown
3/23 Brown UMass
3/25 Villanova Brown
3/30 Brown Princeton Ivy League
4/6 Penn Brown Ivy League
4/13 Brown Yale Ivy League
4/16 Brown Providence Ocean State Cup
4/20 Cornell Brown Ivy League
4/23 Brown Bryant Ocean State Cup
4/27 Brown Dartmouth Ivy League

Who’s In?

Who’s Out?

  • Rutgers Scarlet Knights (10-8 L)

Average Winning Percentage From 2018 Teams

  • Overall: .531
  • Nonconference: .514
  • Ivy League: .558

Circle These Dates

  • 2/23 (vs. Stony Brook): Brown won this game handedly last year on Long Island. But there’s optimism this year with the Seawolves program. Bruno has slipped since Lars Tiffany left for Virginia, while Stony Brook is returning the bulk of their team from 2018 led by Ryland Rees. The Seawolves also beat the Bears 27-15 only two years ago.
  • 3/2 (at UMBC): Out comes a offensive team in Rutgers and in comes a very defensive team in UMBC. The Bears have lost all three meetings against the Retrievers.
  • 3/10 (at Virginia): Might as well call it the Lars Tiffany game. The fast-paced offense that Tiffany and Sean Kirwan started at Brown is now at Virginia with some really good players. But that offense came from Tufts, where Kirwan was an assistant under Mike Daly. Might not be a good day to play defense or be a goalie.
  • 3/30 (at Princeton): Brown played close games against Harvard, Penn, and Princeton last season and won two of them. The latter two were decided by a goal, with the Bears coming back and scoring two goals in the final 1:10 to edge the Tigers. Michael Sowers did have two goals and six assists in the loss for Princeton. The loss may have cost the Tigers a spot in the Ivy League Tournament.
  • 4/16 (at Providence): Before last year, the Bears always defeated the Friars. But after an overtime loss in 2017, Providence got revenge over Bruno and won in the extra session in the program’s first ever win over Brown. That game was the highlight of a disappointing season for the Friars, who look to rebound and get back to their 2017 form.

For other schedules and team rosters, check out our Men’s Division I matrix.