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. The Friars have reached the Big East Tournament in 4 of the last 5 seasons (2016, 2017, 2019, 2021) in which the tournament was held (no tournament held in 2020 due to the pandemic). The Friars reached the Big East Championship game in 2017 and achieved the Program's first ever Top 20 National Ranking. In the pandemic shortened 2020 season, the Friars finished 5-1, winning their second Ocean State Cup Championship with wins over Brown & Bryant. That season, Providence Lacrosse ranked 3rd in Division I in Scoring Defense, 1st in the nation in Man Down Defense, & 8th in the country in Extra Man Offense. Recent notable Providence Lacrosse Alumni include 2019 PLL Defensive Player of the Year Jarrod Neumann (2nd Team All American, Big East Defenseman of the Year); Tate Boyce, PLL Goaltender, 2x All-American, 2x Big East Goalie of the Year, 4x Big East 1st Team honors; James Barclay, NLL & PLL Defenseman, Unanimous 1st Team All Big East.
Providence Lacrosse proudly calls Chapey Field at Anderson Stadium home, in addition to Schneider Arena. The Providence Lacrosse wing of Schneider Arena now has a brand new coaches suite, locker room, players' lounge and Class of 1991 Video Room. The facilities are state of the art and provide the Friars with all the tools necessary to develop student-athletes holistically in order to reach their potential, achieve peak performance, and compete for Big East & National Championships!
In addition to the 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 Schneider Arena 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. On April 23, 2016, Providence College Athletics officially dedicated Chapey Field at Anderson Stadium, the new state-of-the-art facility for the men’s and women’s soccer and men’s lacrosse teams. The stadium features seating for over 1,500 fans, chair back seats, a new press box and two luxury boxes for entertainment. In addition the stadium also has new locker rooms for home and visiting teams and a 13HD Daktronics video board.
Even in its infancy, the stadium has played host to multiple NCAA and BIG EAST Tournament events. The venue also has served as host for the USILA North/South All-Star Game [lacrosse] in 2017 and 2018. The New England Revolution [soccer] hosted its Fourth Round match in the 2017 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup at the facility.
Providence, Rhode Island is among America’s most dynamic, diverse and exciting new destination cities. Come and see it for yourself. Gather with thousands in the rejuvenated downtown for a magical WaterFire display. Catch a Broadway-bound show. Enjoy dinner in one of the city’s many award-winning restaurants, then head to Federal Hill to sip an authentic cafe latte. Mingle with the more than 27,000 students who attend the city’s five colleges and universities. Explore internship opportunities with the city’s businesses and nonprofits and see a real-world path to career success. Providence College’s scenic 105-acre campus is located just 10 minutes away from one of the most historic and cosmopolitan city centers in the United States. Come to Providence and embrace all that America’s Renaissance City has to offer.
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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Check out this behind the scenes video highlighting the Providence Lacrosse Program, our culture, and our state of the art facilities.