PROVO, Utah — The Brigham Young men’s lacrosse team released an aggressive schedule for the upcoming 2020 season.
The Cougars will play a 15-game regular season slate that includes games against eight teams that finished the 2019 season ranked in the final MCLA Top 25 Coaches Poll. In addition, 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 SouthEastern Lacrosse Conference (SELC), playing at Auburn in the first game of the season on Jan. 31. The Cougars will continue their road trip at national semifinalist Georgia Tech in Atlanta on Feb. 1 and will wrap up their East Coast swing at Clemson, which 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 Feb. 15 against Western Collegiate Lacrosse League (WCLL) competitor Nevada. After their first home game, the Cougars will make their second trip, traveling to Boise, Idaho, to take on Pacific Northwest Collegiate Lacrosse League (PNCLL) contenders Boise State on March 5, Simon Fraser on March 6 and Washington on March 7.
The Cougars will head south to take on perennial Southwestern Lacrosse Conference (SLC) powerhouse Grand Canyon on March 18 and tournament qualifier Arizona State on March 20. BYU will return home to take another PNCLL contender, Oregon, on March 28.
The Cougars open up Rocky Mountain Lacrosse Conference (RMLC) play with a game against crosstown rivals Utah Valleyat home on April 3. Following that matchup, BYU will make its final road trip of the regular season to Colorado to take on the 2019 RMLC Champions Colorado on April 9. The Cougars will end the road trip against Colorado State on April 11.
The Cougars wrap up their last week of regular season and conference play with home games against the newest members of the RMLC: Oklahoma on April 16 and Texas on April 18.
The RMLC playoffs are scheduled for April 24-25 in Utah and the MCLA National Championships sponsored by New Balance will be held in Salt Lake City at the Salt Lake City Regional Athletic Conference May 4-9.
BYU kicks off scrimmage play on Jan. 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.”
2020 Brigham Young Men's Lacrosse Schedule
|Jan. 25||WESTMINSTER (UTAH) COLLEGE #||7 p.m.|
|Jan. 31||at Auburn||5 p.m.|
|Feb. 1||at Georgia Tech||6 p.m.|
|Feb. 3||at Clemson||7 p.m.|
|Feb. 15||NEVADA||7 p.m.|
|March 5||at Boise State||4 p.m.|
|March 6||vs. Simon Fraser %||4 p.m.|
|March 7||vs. Washington %||4 p.m.|
|March 18||at Grand Canyon||5 p.m. |
|March 20||at Arizona State||7 p.m.|
|March 28||OREGON||7 p.m.|
|April 3||UTAH VALLEY *||7 p.m.|
|April 9||at Colorado *||7 p.m.|
|April 11||at Colorado State *||1 p.m.|
|April 16||OKLAHOMA *||7 p.m.|
|April 18||TEXAS *||1 p.m.|
|April 24-25||RMLC Tournament|
|May 4-9||2020 MCLA National Championships|
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* - indicates RMLC contest
% - indicates contest at Boise, Idaho (Boise State)
# - indicates scrimmage