Previewing Brown's 2022 men's lacrosse schedule
The Brown Bears are the 45th team in our 2022 men’s college lacrosse schedule preview series and the fourth team from the Ivy League. Due to restrictions and challenges caused from the COVID-19 pandemic, Brown played one regular season game last season, a win over Boston University. The Bears went 3-2 in 2020.
Here's their entire 2022 spring schedule:
North Carolina Tar Heels (2/23)
Vermont Catamounts (2/26)
Villanova Wildcats (3/1)
UMass Minutemen (3/26)
Bryant Bulldogs (4/26)
Sacred Heart Pioneers (20-7 W in 2020)
Virginia Cavaliers (14-13 W in 2020)
CIRCLE THESE DATES
2/23 at North Carolina: This will be the first time these two teams meet since 2013. Brown is winless in three all-time meetings with the Tar Heels. Led by Chris Gray, UNC is looking to return to Championship Weekend for the second consecutive season.
3/12 vs. Stony Brook: All five meetings have seen both teams record double-digit goal totals. In their first three meetings, all before the shot clock, the goal totals have been 30, 32, and 29 respectively. In their last two meetings with the shot clock implemented, we've seen totals of 24 and 21 goals. This is a fun game if you love offense.
3/19 at Harvard, 4/2 vs. Princeton, 4/9 at Penn, 4/16 vs. Yale, 4/23 at Cornell, 4/30 vs. Dartmouth: That's a lot of dates for a bullet point. That's also Brown's entire Ivy League schedule. Sure you could pick out one of these dates to really look forward too, but every one of these teams (including Dartmouth and Penn who also played a game last year) is a huge question mark. We should start to have answers before Ivy League play begins in mid-March, but to predict who could be good or how the Ivy League unfolds unless you've seen every team in the fall is foolish. It will be interesting to see which of Brown, Harvard, and Princeton come out on top as the team more than likely going to the Ivy League Tournament.
3/26 vs. UMass: The oldest non-Ivy League rivalry will renew after missing the last two seasons due to COVID. The Bears have a 28-24 series lead against the Minutemen, but have lost the last two meetings in 2018 and 2019.