About the Program
Providence Lacrosse is a proud member of the Big East conference, consistently one of the most competitive lacrosse conferences in the nation. Under the direction of head coach Chris Gabrielli and his staff, Providence College looks to compete both in the Big East and nationally for championships. In 2015 Providence Lacrosse had 2 team members named to the Big East All-Conference First Team, as well as boasted the Big East Goal Keeper of the Year. The future is bright for the direction of Friar lacrosse!
Led by Athletic Director Bob Driscoll, Providence College, the Providence College lacrosse program recently moved into its new home Schneider Arena.
Providence lacrosse now has a brand new coaches suite, locker room, lounge and video room. The facilities are state of the art and provide the Friars with the hope of developing into a championship program.
In addition to a lacrosse specific wing, the Friars share a top-notch weight room and training room with the College’s men’s and women’s ice hockey programs.
The renovation project was completed in just under eight months and has transformed the home of Friar lacrosse into one of the finest facilities in the nation. The renovation and 30,000 square-foot addition includes a new atrium, ticket office, concession stands, coaches offices, locker rooms, meeting rooms, athletic training room and a strength and conditioning facility.
In addition to the state-of-the-art facilities in the Schneider arena, Providence College announced its plans to construct a new soccer/lacrosse complex in the heart of campus.
Providence College Athletics kindly received the largest gift from an individual, who is not a member of the Board of Trustees, in the history of Providence College Athletics. Mike and Maura Chapey, both Providence graduates from the class of 1986, made the historic $1 million gift to support the construction of the lacrosse and soccer complex. The field (playing surface) of the new lacrosse and soccer stadium will be named Chapey Field in honor of their generous donation. The facility will be located next to the renovated Schneider Arena for easy access from the locker room and lacrosse facilities.
Also, Board of Trustee member Karl Anderson ‘88 and his wife, Kerry ‘88, have pledged $1.5 million to support the construction of complex. This gift will enable Providence College to further beautify the campus and enhance the experience of student-athletes and the fans of Friar Athletics who will attend games at the new Anderson Family Stadium. Construction began on the 1500 seat soccer and lacrosse stadium with the completion of this project scheduled for Fall 2015. Come watch us take on our rivals in the new complex beginning in early 2016!
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Situated just on the fringe of downtown Providence, the Providence College’s location enables students to have easy access to the many social, cultural, educational and recreational amenities of urban life - entertainment at the Providence Performing Arts Center; sporting events, entertainment and trade shows at the Dunkin' Donuts Center and the Providence Convention Center, Providence Place Mall and dozens of fine restaurants. With several other major educational institutions located in Providence, the city has become a hub of collegiate activity.
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