BALTIMORE – The Bryant University men's lacrosse team has been ranked No. 25 in the 2019 Inside Lacrosse Face-Off Yearbook Rankings, released Wednesday by the publication.
Bryant, one of two Northeast Conference teams ranked in the Face-Off Yearbook preseason selections, is coming off an 8-7 campaign in 2018 that included a 5-1 mark in the NEC. The full Face-Off Yearbook Rankings are available in the 2019 Inside Lacrosse Face-Off Yearbook, which can be purchased HERE.
The Bulldogs return three of the team's top five goal scorers from a year ago – NEC Rookie of the Year Marc O'Rourke (Hingham, Mass.), All-NEC selection Trevor Weingarten (Allendale, N.J.) and Jake Buonaiuto (Miller Place, N.Y.) – in addition to starting goalie Kevin Beimfohr (Mountain Lakes, N.J.), All-NEC defenseman Zach Coffey (West Newbury, Mass.) and seven other players who appeared in at least 13 games in Black & Gold a year ago.
The Bulldogs begin the 2019 season, their 20th as an NCAA program and 11th in Division I, on Saturday, Feb. 9 at Bucknell. Bryant will open its home schedule Saturday, Feb. 16 against Providence at Beirne Stadium, which will be the full-time home field of the Bulldogs after the addition of lights and FieldTurf following last season.