Overall, the program consists of 19 varsity sports, seven for men and ten for women: men's and women's basketball , men's and women's cross country , field hockey , men's and women's ice hockey, men's lacrosse , men's and women's soccer , softball , men's and women's swimming and diving , women's tennis , men's and women's track and field , and women's volleyball . The lacrosse team competed in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference through the 2009 season before joining the newly created Big East lacrosse league for 2010.
In his third season at Providence, Cooley led the Friars to a 10–8 mark in the BIG EAST Conference and finished tied for 3rd with Xavier and St. John's . Transfers, Junior forward Carson Desrosiers and Sophomore forward Tyler Harris, were eligible to play their first season in black and white, having sat out the NCAA enforced one-year period. However, in addition to former Senior point guard Vincent Council's graduation and Ricky Ledo entering the draft, Sophomore point guard Kris Dunn faced another shoulder injury and had to sit out almost the entire year as a medical redshirt , Cleveland State transfer Sophomore guard Junior Lamomba had to sit out the NCAA enforced one-year period, and incoming Freshmen Brandon Austin and Rodney Bullock were suspended for the entire season due to an unspecified violation of team rules. The Friars finished the season at 23–12 mark overall, the most wins in a season since 1996–1997. Two players received regular season honors, Senior point guard Bryce Cotton was named All-BIG EAST First Team and Senior forward Kadeem Batts earned All-BIG EAST Second Team accolades. Entering the BIG EAST Tournament, the Friars played as the 4th seed due to losing the tie-breaker with Xavier . They defeated St. John's in the Quarterfinals, Seton Hall in the Semifinals, and Creighton in the thrilling final at Madison Square Garden , claiming PC's second tournament title in BIG EAST history. By winning the BIG EAST Tournament the team earned an automatic bid, removing any "bubble" fears. On their way to making history as the first tournament champion of the reconfigured league, Junior forward Ladontae Henton was named to the All-Tournament Team and Senior guard Bryce Cotton was named the tournaments Most Outstanding Player. On selection Sunday, the Friars were given the 11th seed in the 2014 NCAA Tournament East Regional and faced the UNC . The Friars lost 77–79, but en route Bryce Cotton scored a career high 36 points, making him to 4th all-time leading scorer in Providence College basketball history. Despite the loss, the season marked yet another major step forward by Ed Cooley & Co in rebuilding of the PC basketball program.