Brunswick’s lacrosse program has a storied tradition of lacrosse excellence. Since joining the New England West 1 Conference in 2006, the most challenging league in the region, the Bruins finished in the top four every season starting in 2009, while winning the title in 2014.
Entering the 2016 season, Brunswick owns a 118-53 record since ’06, and finished ninth in the nation in ’14. Beyond the challenging conference slate, the Bruins consistently schedule a number of the best regional and nationally ranked teams.
Since becoming head coach in 2007, David Bruce holds a 110-46 overall record, winning 71 percent of his games against one of the hardest schedules in the country. While coach Bruce was recognized as the Western New England Coach of the Year in 2014, eight of his players received all-American status during his tenure.
Graduation has not stopped many Bruins from combining their academic and athletic pursuits at the college level. Former Bruins are found at a number of top college programs, as 49 Brunswick School alums have played lacrosse collegiately since 2006.
Currently, 19 students have made college decisions on their college lacrosse futures. Colleges, including Duke, Georgetown, Michigan, North Carolina, Syracuse, Vermont, Virginia, and Williams along with Ivy League programs Dartmouth, Harvard and Penn will be the future home of a number of Bruins, and the list continues to grow.
Following an undefeated run through the New England West 1 (NEW1) conference, five Brunswick lacrosse players were recognized as all-league performers by the coaches in the conference. The quintet of Alex Buckanavage, John Fox, Sean Morris, Jimmy Heidt, and Patrick Burkinshaw led the Bruins to a 15-1 overall record and an 11-0 mark in conference play.
Brunswick rolled over Berkshire by a 13-5 margin on Saturday, capping the 2017 season with an undefeated run through the ultra-competitive New England West 1 conference. The league title is the first since 2014 for the Bruins, as Brunswick (15-1, 11-0) finishes the season on an impressive 15-game winning streak.
On a rainy afternoon, Brunswick topped Trinity-Pawling, 13-10, to clinch a share of the 13-member New England 1 West league title. The Senior Day win on Cosby Field was the 14th-straight victory for the Bruins, ranked 12th nationally by the Inside Lacrosse-Under Armour poll.
In an 8-8 game in the fourth quarter, 12th-ranked Brunswick netted four straight goals to polish off league rival Salisbury on Friday night, 12-9. The win on Cosby Field also leaves the Bruins (13-1, 9-0) as the last undefeated team in New England West 1 (NEW1) action.
In a battle of nationally-ranked teams, #12 Brunswick rallied from an early deficit to defeat previously unbeaten #8 Avon Old Farms, 14-5, on Wednesday. The victory is the 12th-straight for Brunswick (12-1, 8-0) following a setback to Landon, currently ranked second in this week’s Inside Lacrosse-Under Armour national poll.