NEW LONDON, Conn. – The 2018 season is fast approaching which means it is time for the third annual Coast Guard Men's Lacrosse "Fall Fest". In conjunction with Homecoming Weekend, on Sunday, October 22nd the Bears will close out the celebration and their Fall season with games against Division II Franklin Pierce and Western Connecticut
10:00 - Coast Guard v Franklin Pierce University
11:30 - Q & A session in Billard Hall with Admissions Staff
12:00 - Campus Tours guided by Admissions
12:00 - Franklin Pierce v Western Connecticut
14:00 - Coast Guard v Western Connecticut
The Bears are coming off their second consecutive 10-win season at the NCAA Division III level which saw them just miss out on the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) playoffs due to a tiebreaker. Coast Guard also became the first team in conference history to beat NEWMAC power Springfield at home.
This upcoming season will once against feature a difficult NEWMAC schedule with out of conference games against Conn. College, Ithaca and 2017 National Semi-Finalist Wesleyan.
The highlight of the spring will once again be the Merchant Marine game. This year's contest will take place at West Point after the Army Navy lacrosse game. This is the second year in a row that the Coast Guard and Merchant Marine will partner with Army and Navy for the rivalry game.
The Bears open their season on the road against Eastern Connecticut on February 28th.