2023 Schedule Breakdown: Bryant Bulldogs

(Photo Courtesy of Bryant Athletics)

The Bryant Bulldogs are the 37th DI program to release its 2023 men’s lacrosse schedule. The Bulldogs are coming off a 2022 campaign in which they went 8-7 overall and 6-1 in NEC play. Bryant saw its season end in the NEC semifinals with a loss to Hobart. 2023 will be the first season for Bryant under head coach Brad Ross and in the America East.

Bryant’s 2023 slate features 14 games with seven coming at home and seven on the road. Bryant opens its season on February 11th against in-state rival Providence at home. Bryant opens America East play on March 18th at home against UMBC.

Bryant’s 2023 Schedule

DateHomeAwayNotes
2/11BryantProvidence
2/18BryantBoston U.
2/25QuinnipiacBryant
3/4BryantManhattan
3/7FairfieldBryant
3/11Air ForceBryant
3/18BryantUMBCAmerica East
3/25UMass LowellBryantAmerica East
4/1NJITBryantAmerica East
4/8BryantUAlbanyAmerica East
4/15VermontBryantAmerica East
4/22BryantBinghamtonAmerica East
4/25BryantBrown
4/29MerrimackBryantAmerica East

New Opponents

UAlbany, Binghamton, Fairfield, Manhattan, NJIT, Quinnipiac, UMass Lowell, UMBC

Teams Dropped

Bellarmine, Dartmouth, Hobart, LIU, Mount St. Mary’s, Sacred Heart, Saint Joseph’s, Wagner

Key Games

2/11 vs Providence: The Brad Ross era at Bryant officially gets underway on February 11th when the Bulldogs face in-state rival Providence, who also has a new head coach. The contest will pit Providence assistant Casey Broderson and Bryant assistant Chris Gabrielli, who was the Providence head coach, against their old teams. An Ocean State Cup game, this one is typically one of circle and is expect to be intense. Bryant won 19-7 last year.

2/18 vs Boston U.: The first major test for this Bulldogs squad will come during its second week of the season against the Boston U. Terriers. Last season, Bryant fell to Boston U. 13-18 on a snow-covered field on the road. The Bulldogs will be looking to score a major non-conference victory at home this season.

3/18 vs UMBC: Bryant opens America East play at home against the UMBC Retrievers. It will be the first-ever meeting between Bryant and UMBC, and will be a contest that could be a great measuring stick game to see exactly where this Bulldogs squad is compared to its America East foes.

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