Team Details

Team Details

Team Overview

Boys' Lacrosse - Varsity




As one of the first schools to offer boys' lacrosse in Rhode Island, Portsmouth Abbey has been fielding competitive lacrosse teams for over 40 years. The varsity and JV teams provide over 55 boys the opportunity to develop their abilities at an appropriate level.

League Championships

  • 2005 7-0 SENE/ 14-2 overall
  • 2008 8-0 EIL/ 12-4 overall
  • 2010 8-0 EIL/ 13-3 overall
  • 2011 8-0 EIL/ 14-2 overall
  • 2012 7-0 EIL/ 9-6 overall
  • 2013 8-0 EIL/ 12-3 overall
  • 2014 7-0 EIL/ 10-5 overall
  • 2015 7-0 EIL/ 12-5 overall
  • 2017 6-0 EIL/13-2 overall

The Portsmouth Abbey team faces rigorous competition from some of the top preparatory schools in New England. As a member of the EIL (Eastern Independent League) we face-off against league rivals Pingree School and Berwick Academy, and non-league opponents Phillips Exeter Academy, St. George's School, Pomfret School, Dexter School, Cushing Academy, Tabor Academy, and Canterbury School.

Spring Trip
For five days during spring break, the team travels to Baltimore, MD to practice at Johns Hopkins University, and scrimmage with local Baltimore and Washington, DC prep schools.

Coaching Philosophy
The boys' lacrosse program at Portsmouth Abbey encourages students to reach their potential in the classroom and on the lacrosse field. Players are challenged to become better stick handlers, improve their tactical knowledge, set individual goals and to be team players. Our practices are fast-paced and include many transitional drills and situations.

Multi-Sport Athlete
The coaches also encourage players to participate in other sports, which helps to develop their overall athleticism. A majority of our lacrosse players are two and three sport letter winners. We also encourage players to participate in summer camps. Many of our players attend the Top 150 recruiting camp held here on campus.

At the Next Level
We assist each senior who is interested in combining academics and lacrosse in college to find a good match. Recent Portsmouth Abbey graduates have continued their academic and lacrosse careers at the following institutions: Alfred University, Air Force Academy, West Point (5), Bates College (2), Beloit College (2) (Captains, 2012, 2016), Bentley University (2), Bowdoin College, College of the Holy Cross, Colby College, Connecticut College, Dickinson College, Endicott College, Fairfield University (Captain, 2005), Guilford College (NC), Hamilton College, Haverford College (Captain, 2006), Kenyon College (Captain, 2014, 2015), Merrimack College, Michigan, Northeastern University, Penn State, University of Pennsylvania, Rollins College (3), St. Anselm College, St. Michaels College, Springfield College, Union College (Captain, 2011), USMMA (Kings Point), and Washington and Lee University.

Head Coach: Al Brown

Coach Al Brown came to Portsmouth Abbey in 2000, bringing with him a wealth of experience in coaching. He has a combined 45years of coaching experience at the collegiate and high school levels. At the collegiate level, Coach Brown was named the NCAA Division III Coach of the Year and since joining the Portsmouth Abbey community has earned multiple recognitions as Coach of the Year by both US Lacrosse and the EIL.Coach Brown will be inducted into the National Interscholastic Lacrosse Coaches Association(NILCA) in November 2022. Nine  of his Abbey teams gave captured lacrosse league championships. He and wife Linda live in Portsmouth, RI and enjoy visits from their three grown children- Jennifer, Meagan, Taylor and 5 grandchildren.

Assistant Coaches: Brendan Kinnane and Sam Funnell





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