Providence, Rhode Island - Brown Athletics and the Rhode Island Interscholastic League have reached an agreement for RIIL Championship in basketball, ice hockey, swimming & diving, lacrosse and track & field to be held on the Brown University campus in an announcement made by Brown Athletic Director Jack Hayes and RIIL Executive Director Tom Mezzanotte.
“Brown is committed to supporting high school athletics and is thrilled to be partnering with the Rhode Island Interscholastic League,” said Hayes. “We are excited to welcome the many communities of Rhode Island to the Brown campus for these championships.”
“Over the years the RIIL and countless student-athletes have enjoyed a great relationship with Brown University,” said Mezzanotte. “Thanks to the encouragement and leadership of Brown’s new Athletic Director Jack Hayes we are pleased to announce an expanded partnership over the next three years. Through this partnership our high school athletes, fans and families will have the opportunity to visit the Brown University Campus, and our championship teams will compete on some of the best facilities in Rhode Island.”
The RIIL Boy’s Basketball Divisional Championships (DI, DII, DIII) will be held at the Pizzitola Sports Center on February 24, 2013. Both the RIIL Boy’s and Girl’s Ice Hockey Championship will return to Meehan Auditorium, March 6-18, 2013.
Lacrosse will be hosted at Stevenson Field’s new Poly Turf playing surface with the RIIL Boy’s and Girl’s Lacrosse Championships being held May 29 & 30, and June 1 & 2, 2013. The Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatics Center will be the site of the RIIL Boy’s & Girls Swimming & Diving Championships, February 16 & 17, 2013, while the RIIL Boy’s and Girl’s Track & Field Championships will be held at Brown Stadium on June 1, 2013.