Women’s basketball still searching for first win after losing twice to Bucknell

The Lafayette women’s basketball team’s record is now sitting at 0-4 for the 2021 season with this past weekend adding two losses in tough back-to-back games against Bucknell (4-0).  The Bisons took control early on in Saturday’s game at Kirby Sports Center, pulling ahead to a 13-point lead in the first 10 minutes. Both teams […]

Women’s basketball falls short to Lehigh in back-to-back games to open spring season

The Lafayette women’s basketball team dropped a pair of close games to rival Lehigh last weekend to kick off the opening series of an unusual spring season. The Leopards lost 81-75 in overtime on Saturday, Jan. 2, and then fell 73-65 the following day as the Mountain Hawks earned the weekend sweep.  Despite the ongoing […]

Temporary halt on athletics lifted after Covid-19 outbreak on campus subsides

After a significant uptick in Covid-19 cases on campus in mid-October, Lafayette put a pause on all athletic activities to help contain and control the outbreak.   The halt on athletic activities has since been lifted and student-athletes are back on the playing fields once again. “As the College returned to normal activity, athletics activity resumed […]

Athlete Ally program pushes education and awareness for LGBTQ+ History Month

October is LGBTQ+ History month and the Lafayette College Athlete Ally Instagram page has been spreading awareness and showcasing famous LGBTQ+ athletes throughout history to show their allyship. Notable posts have included United States Women’s National Soccer Team all-star Megan Rapinoe, women’s tennis player Billie Jean King and others.  According to the Athlete Ally website, the […]

AD Sherryta Freeman awarded Women Leaders’ Administrator of the Year

After only three years as athletic director, Sherryta Freeman has been named Division I FCS Nike Administrator of the year, an award presented by the organization Women Leaders in College Sports for exemplifying commitment to intercollegiate athletics and for serving as a role model in her leadership position.  “It’s an honor for Lafayette first and […]

Student-athlete check-in: What life looks like on campus this semester

Despite the cancellation of the fall season for all Lafayette sports teams, student-athletes on and off-campus are still preparing for an eventual return to competition. Zoom meetings, fitness challenges, watching film and holding socially-distanced practices are just a few of the ways that athletes have stayed connected with their teams this fall. “One of the […]

Women’s alpine ski team places first at regionals: Sophomore Brent Cehelsky wins men’s freestyle event

The women’s club alpine ski team is heading to nationals after a first place finish at regionals in Blue Mountain, Pa., on February 28-29. The alpine squad placed first out of 15 teams, while freshman Meghan Gillis and sophomore Brent Cehelsky won the alpine giant slalom and freestyle events, respectively. “As a team we won […]

Women’s lacrosse splits a pair of non-conference games: Attacker Meghan McLachlan earns Rookie of the Week honors

The Lafayette women’s lacrosse team beat Merrimack in the home opener last Saturday before losing to Binghamton at Fisher Stadium on Wednesday. The team now holds a 2-1 record in the early portion of the spring season, with conference play starting in two weeks. Against Merrimack, the Leopards won 11-8 after relinquishing a lead that […]

Women’s lacrosse opens spring season with first win under new head coach Katie McConnell

The Lafayette women’s lacrosse team opened their 2020 season with a resounding 18-6 victory over Delaware State University (DSU) last Saturday. In their first game with new head coach Katie McConnell, the Leopards scored the game’s first five goals and had nine different goal scorers overall.  “We’re super excited to see where the team can […]

Women’s club hockey carries six-game winning streak into the playoffs: Lafayette can earn spot in the finals with Saturday win

Next week, the Lafayette women’s club ice hockey team will travel to Delaware to begin their postseason, following their best season yet. The team is now in second place in their division after their back-to-back wins at Slippery Rock University last weekend. The Leopards won 7-2 on Saturday, followed by a closer 2-0 margin of […]

Women’s rugby standout Jordyn Marlin competes in an all-star tournament in Florida

On Jan. 18, Lafayette club rugby senior center/wing Jordyn Marlin competed for the National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) sevens championship in St. Petersburg, Fla., alongside standout players from other college teams.  “The school we went to [Eckerd College] was gorgeous, and it was on the beach,” Marlin said. “It was really fun getting to […]

Seniors Bramson and van der Geest honored as scholar-athletes by Maroon Club

At the Maroon Club Hall of Fame Dinner, senior defender Lisa van der Geest from the field hockey team and senior defender Adam Bramson from the men’s soccer team received awards for being outstanding scholar-athletes this season.  “I think that both Adam and Lisa had certainly tremendous careers here at Lafayette,” athletic director Sherryta Freeman […]

Men’s and women’s cross country teams earn best finish at regional championships in over a decade

The Lafayette men’s and women’s cross country teams both placed 17th at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships last weekend, the highest finish for the men since 2005 and the women since 2009.  “The goal was to not just [to] improve one spot, but our goal was to improve a couple of spots; move into the middle […]