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 […]

Men’s soccer wins penalty shootout over Loyola to advance to Patriot League Championship against Lehigh

The Lafayette men’s soccer team is headed to the Patriot League Championship game for the first time since 2012 after defeating Loyola Maryland in the semifinal match on Tuesday. The Leopards were ranked 10th out of 10 teams in the conference preseason poll in August, and will travel to face rival Lehigh tomorrow evening with […]

Women’s soccer earns spot in conference tournament, makes quick exit with quarterfinals loss

The Lafayette women’s soccer team earned a spot in the Patriot League Tournament with a win over Boston University (BU) last Saturday, but their bid was short-lived as they lost in the first round to Loyola Maryland on Tuesday.  The team completed a late comeback when sophomore midfielder Riley Dowd and junior midfielder Sophie Saldivar […]

Men’s soccer remains tied for third in the Patriot League after tie against Lehigh and a non-conference loss

The Lafayette men’s soccer team played twice this past week, tying rival Lehigh 0-0 on Saturday after two overtimes before losing 2-1 to Drexel on Tuesday. The team’s record is now 8-5-3 overall, and 4-2-1 in the conference. In the game against Lehigh, the Mountain Hawks opened the game with a quick shot on goal […]