by O'Livia Lopes '26
The Providence College men’s basketball team is currently ranked No. 20/17 in the nation and holds a record of 18–7 and a 10–4 record in Big East play. After their loss against No. 16 Xavier University, the Friars hosted Georgetown University which ended in a 74–-62 victory. Bryce Hopkins ’25, Ed Croswell GS ’22, Devin Carter ’25, and Noah Locke ’22 GS finished with double figures in points, with Hopkins leading the way. In their Feb. 11 match against St. Johns, the Friars fell short 68–73, and Hopkins led the way with 29 points. Providence defeated Creighton in a double-overtime thriller Wednesday, Feb. 14.
The Providence College women’s basketball team is currently holding a record of 13–13 overall and 4–11 in the Big East conference. After their 77–52 loss against Seton Hall University, the Friars suffered a short fall to Butler University 62–62 on Saturday, Feb. 11. Grace Efosa ’24, Brynn Farrell ’24 and Janai Crooms ’23 all scored 13 points each for the Friars. In addition, guard Nariah Scott ’25 recorded a team-high of five rebounds this game. Up next is a three-game homestand starting with a match against Marquette University, Feb. 15, for their annual Pink Out Friartown game set to tip off at 7:00 p.m. at Alumni Hall.
Women’s Ice Hockey
The Providence College women’s ice hockey team is currently ranked No. 13 in the nation, holding an overall record of 19–9–4 and 14–7–4 in the Big East play. After the Friars suffered a loss against Boston College, they were able to recover with a 3–1 win over Holy Cross that improved their record. Graduate student forward Sara Hjalmarsson led the Friars with two goals after both teams went through the first period scoreless. Graduate student goalkeeper Sandra Abstreiter recorded 18 saves for the Friars. Up next is a match against Boston College, this time hosted in Schneider Arena on Feb. 17.
Men’s Ice Hockey
The Providence College men’s ice hockey team is currently unranked nationally, holding an overall record of 13–10–7 and 8–6–6 in the Big East conference. After a solid 3–1 win against University of Vermont, the Friars fought for a well-earned 3–3 tie with Northeastern University. Goals were scored by Bennett Schimek ’26, Jaroslav Chmelar ’26 and Chase Yoder ’24. The Huskies, however, won the shootout, taking the extra Hockey East point. Overall, the Friars’ past two games against Northeastern have earned them a total of 108 shots on goal. Moving forward, the Friars will battle UMass Lowell in a home-and-home series starting at Schneider Arena on Friday, Feb. 17.