About The Bulldogs
Rhode Island Lacrosse.
Our pride is in our state and our game.
We are dedicated to providing a platform to educate, develop and compete at the highest level to “Grow the Game” here at home while taking our skilled players and teams to showcases and tournaments, regionally and nationally, focused on what is best for Southeastern New England. Our club competes year round with competitions throughout each season (Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer) to build consistent growth as each young person matures.
In addition to our internal practices, we host camps and clinics for boys and girls ages K-12 to expound upon the development that their town and high school teams afford them. For high school players we host a college Showcase with many coaches from the greater New England area in attendance.
For our RI Bulldogs alumni or any adult lacrosse player we host clinics and leagues such as the Preseason Conditioning clinic in the winter prior to collegiate season and an 18+ Men's summer league to keep playing through the year.
Founded as Next Level Lacrosse by Col. Steven O’Donnell (Lasalle Academy) our program holds true to our founding principles: Learn, Develop, Love & Compete. In 2012 Col. O’Donnell partnered with Coach Mike Pressler of Bryant University turning a new leaf to become known as the Rhode Island Bulldogs. Our partnership with Coach Pressler has led to access to the state of the art facilities that NCAA Division One athletes at Bryant University are afforded. We’ve been fortunate to continue onward with Coach Brad Ross and Bryant as continue to develop the next class of scholarship level lacrosse players here in Rhode Island. This partnership lends great wisdom directly from NCAA coaches so our student athletes and families, on the whole, can best understand and navigate the recruiting process to select their collegiate home.
Our mission is to grow the sport of lacrosse by helping players improve their game in every aspect, allowing them to have the opportunity to reach not only the next level but beyond. We will strive to prepare each player on and off the field, in the classroom and beyond, from youth to high school, college and life. Additionally, we will provide expert advice and guidance as player navigate the often daunting process of selecting a college.