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Previewing Providence’s 2019 men’s college lacrosse schedule

The Friars hope to turn things around after taking a big step back last season.

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The Providence Friars are the 40th team in our 2019 schedule preview series and the sixth team from the Big East. The Friars finished 5-10 in 2018 and 1-4 in Big East play. Providence failed to qualify for the Big East Tournament.

Here’s their entire 2019 schedule:

Providence’s 2019 Schedule

Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes
Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes
1/26 UMass Providence Scrimmage
2/3 Boston University Providence
2/9 Providence Holy Cross
2/16 Providence Bryant
2/23 Providence Saint Joseph's
3/2 Sacred Heart Providence
3/9 Providence Harvard
3/16 Providence Hofstra
3/19 Providence UMass Lowell
3/24 Drexel Providence
3/30 Providence St. John's Big East
4/6 Georgetown Providence Big East
4/13 Marquette Providence Big East
4/16 Brown Providence
4/20 Providence Denver Big East
4/27 Villanova Providence Big East

Who’s In?

  • NA

Who’s Out?

  • NA

Average Winning Percentage From 2018 Teams

  • Overall: .515
  • Nonconference: .476
  • Big East: .591

Circle These Dates

  • 2/3 (vs. Boston University): For the second consecutive season, this season-opening matchup went to overtime. The Friars lost both of those games. Providence scored nine goals in the first half, but only two in the second half.
  • 2/23 (at Saint Joseph’s): Seven total goals in last year’s meeting. The Hawks scored the lone goal in the first before five goals were scored in the second. After none were scored in the third, Sean Leahey scored the eventual game-winner with 6:39 left. There should be more than seven goals scored altogether this year.
  • 3/24 (vs. Drexel): Like the BU series, the previous two meetings with the Dragons have gone to overtime. In both games, the home team has won. It’s been one of the more entertaining nonconference games, even if these two programs aren’t up in the national rankings every year.
  • 4/13 (vs. Marquette): Providence led by four with 2:26 to go in the game and appeared to be on their way to a big win in conference play. But the Golden Eagles scored four unanswered goals, including one right in the final second of regulation, to force overtime. John Wagner completed the Marquette comeback with 3:46 left in overtime.
  • 4/16 (vs. Brown): Right after their overtime disappointment against Marquette, the Friars rebounded with their first ever win over Brown, which also came in overtime. Providence scored two goals in the fourth quarter to erase a two-goal Bear lead before Leahey sealed the huge win for the program.

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