BYU Men's Lacrosse Team to take on the UNH Wildcats

BYU Men’s Lacrosse to take on the UNH Wildcats

Provo Ut, - Our BYU Men’s Lacrosse team will take on the University of New Hampshire Wildcats this Saturday March 19, at 4:00pm. The game will be held at the North University Lacrosse Field located just north of the BYU Football Stadium on Canyon road. Our BYU Cougars are now ranked 3rd in the MCLA National Polls, placing right behind 2nd Georgia Tech and 1st Chapman University.

BYU Men’s Lacrosse has never played UNH before so this will be a great challenge for our Cougars. This will also be the Cougars first time playing an east coast team this spring season. We asked Head Coach Matt Schneck some questions about the upcoming game:

BYU: How do you think the season has gone so far?

Matt Schneck: We are pleased with the start to the season. Of course, coming up short against Chapman in overtime was a disappointment, but we have learned from the experience and are hoping to apply the lessons moving forward. Knowing that our schedule doesn't get any easier with four of our remaining six games against ranked teams, we will have our work cut out for us.

BYU: What are your expectations for this upcoming game?

Matt Schneck: We are expecting a very tough game. New Hampshire is a disciplined team with great athletes and an experienced coaching staff. There recent success in Utah demonstrates their strength and they have yet to lose a game this year. We'll need to ready from the opening whistle.

BYU: Will you prepare differently for UNH because they are an east coast team? How?

Matt Schneck: We won't prepare differently for New Hampshire because they are from the east, but we will be certainly preparing for them. New Hampshire has only played a few games so far this season, so we have only a little information to prepare with. We'll do our best to get our guys in the right frame of mind and prepared physically for a tough game.

BYU: Are there any players that have improved greatly since the beginning of the season that you expect to have a great impact on Saturdays game?

Matt Schneck: We have an incredible team effort that is brewing on our team that is very exciting to see as a coach. As the season continues, we are hoping to see that chemistry continue to develop. This weekend we are hoping for a fast moving, mistake free offense and a strong, disciplined defense.

Tickets for the game can be purchased online at BYULacrosse.com or at the gate at North University Lacrosse Field. You can also follow us on twitter @BYULacrosse for consistent game updates.

The Brigham Young University Men’s Lacrosse Team is a proud member of the Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA). The Cougars have won four MCLA National Championship Titles – 1997, 2000, 2007 and 2011, and have been honored with more than 100 All-Americans who have proudly worn the Y. For more information, please visit www.byulacrosse.com and follow at www.twitter.com/byulacrosse.

Joel Belnap | Public Relations Manager

Brigham Young University Men's Lacrosse

MCLA National Champions '97, '00, '07, '11