PROVO, UT— The Brigham Young University Men’s Lacrosse team released an aggressive schedule for the upcoming 2020 season. The Cougars will play a 15-game regular season schedule that includes games against eight teams that finished the 2019 season ranked in the Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA) Top 25. BYU will make four out-of-state road trips this season totaling over 9,000 miles.
BYU will start the season on the road in the South Eastern Lacrosse Conference (SELC), playing Auburn University at Auburn in the first game of the season on January 31st. The Cougars will continue their road trip, playing top ranked Georgia Tech in Atlanta on February 1st and will wrap up their East Coast swing playing at Clemson who wrapped up the 2019 campaign ranked in the Top 20.
The Cougars play five games at home this season with the home opener coming on February 15th against Western Collegiate Lacrosse League (WCLL) competitor University of Nevada. After their first home game, the Cougars will make their second of four out-of-state trips this season, traveling to Boise, Idaho to take on Pacific Northwest Collegiate Lacrosse League (PNCLL) contenders Boise State University on March 5, Simon Fraser University on March 6, and University of Washington on March 7.
The Cougars will head south to take on Southwestern Lacrosse Conference (SLC) perennial powerhouse Grand Canyon University on March 18 and 2019 MCLA tournament qualifier Arizona State on March 20. BYU will return home to take another PNCLL contender, University of Oregon on March 28.
The Cougars open up Rocky Mountain Lacrosse Conference (RMLC) play in April with a game against cross-town rivals Utah Valley University at home on April 3. Following that matchup, BYU will make their final road trip of the regular season to Colorado to take on the 2019 RMLC Champions, University of Colorado Buffaloes on April 9. They will end the road trip against Colorado State University on April 11.
The Cougars wrap up their last week of regular season and conference play with games against the newest members of the RMLC, University of Oklahoma on April 16, and University of Texas on April 18.
The Rocky Mountain Lacrosse Conference playoffs are scheduled for April 24 and April 25 in Utah and the MCLA National Tournament will be held in Salt Lake City, UT at the new Salt Lake City Regional Athletic Conference May 4 – May 9.
BYU kicks off scrimmage play on January 25 against NCAA Division II opponent Westminster College.
Head Coach Matt Schneck is looking forward to the 2020 season and the Cougar’s aggressive schedule. “The team is very excited for the 2020 season and so is the coaching staff”, said Schneck. “We will be challenging ourselves early and often in an effort to learn, grow and prepare ourselves for a successful season.”