NEW LONDON, Conn. – The 2016-17 season is fast approaching which means it is time for the second annual Coast Guard Men's Lacrosse "Fall Fest". In conjuction with Homecoming Weekend, on October 2nd the Bears will close out the celebration and their Fall season with games against Division II Franklin Pierce and UMass Boston.
11:00 Coast Guard vs. Franklin Pierce
12:30 Franklin Pierce vs. UMass Boston
12:30 Q/A with head coach Ray LaForte
1:00 Prospect Campus Tour
2:00 Coast Guard vs. UMass Boston
The Bears are coming off their second season at the NCAA Division III level which saw them improve their win total from their inaugural season by six (10-6) and just miss out on the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) playoffs due to a tiebreaker.
This upcoming season will once against feature a difficult NEWMAC schedule with out of conference games against Catholic, Washington College and Misericordia.
The highlight of the spring will be the Merchant Marine game. This year's contest will take place in Annapolis, Maryland after the Army Navy lacrosse game. Coast Guard and Merchant Marine will team up with Army and Navy over the next two years with the annual rivalry game taking place at the Naval Academy in 2017 and at West Point in 2018.
The Bears open their season at home against Lasell College on February 25th.