Bowdoin's men's lacrosse team has a winning tradition like few others in Division III. The Polar Bears history of success includes an impressive resume; seven ECAC Division III championships and six-straight NESCAC Tournament appearances. Stand-out players are frequently named All-NESCAC, All-New England and have received USILA (United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association) recognition. In 2006, the Polar Bears earned their first-ever First-Team All-American as Connor Fitzgerald claimed USILA and NESCAC Player of the Year honors.
Bowdoin begins practice in mid-February with the regular season starting in March and running to early May. The Polar Bears have reached the NESCAC Postseason Tournament in each of the six seasons it has been competed, reaching the title game in 2001. In addition, the Polar Bears are consistently ranked among the top teams in the nation in various national polls.
The men's lacrosse team finished the 2007 season with an 7-8 record, ending the campaign with a heartbreaking loss in the NESCAC Tournament to Wesleyan University. The highlight of the season for the Polar Bears was the play of Kevin Mullins '07, who earned First-Team All-NESCAC honors as a midfielder. In addition, Mullins grabbed Academic All-American recognition from the USILA, graduating with a double-major in economics and physics.
When weather permits, the Bowdoin College men's lacrosse team plays and practices at Pickard Field, part of Bowdoin's 35-acre athletic complex. Pickard Field is comfortably framed by the beautiful Bowdoin pines and is unquestionably one of the best places to watch a lacrosse game in all of New England. During inclement weather, they use the state-of-the-art Howard F. Ryan field, an artificial surface complete with lights for night games. This field also allows the team to practice outside at the beginning of the season when the rest of New England is covered in snow.