Freshman Peter Lehman named Patriot League Rookie of the Year; Men’s lacrosse standout led the team in scoring this spring

Freshman attacker Peter Lehman was named Patriot League Rookie of the Year last week, marking the seventh major award for the Maroon and White in the Patriot League era. He is the second Rookie of the Year in program history for Lafayette, following Tom Perini in 2008.  Lehman, per usual, deflected all praise. “It’s kind […]

Track & field team breaks multiple school records at Patriot League Championships

Last weekend was one for the record books for the Lafayette track and field team. Ten new times were entered into the school’s All-Time Top 10 list, including two Lafayette records broken at the two-day Patriot League Championship event. Senior Ryan Branch broke one of the longest-standing Lafayette records in the 5,000-meter run, shattering the […]

Athlete Ally panelists reflect on LGBTQ+ experience as Lafayette athletes

For a long time in the realm of Lafayette athletics, it was very difficult to be “out and proud.” Gay slurs were used regularly and there was no space for queer students on campus or on sports teams. On Tuesday night, four former student-athletes reflected on their experience at Lafayette as members of the LGBTQ+ […]

Same family, different schools: McKoy twins compete on track and field teams for Lafayette and Lehigh

If you are a member of either community, it is likely you are familiar with the rivalry that has existed between Lafayette and Lehigh for as long as anyone can remember. Junior Portia McKoy certainly is.  McKoy and her sister, Teasha, have become quite familiar with the rivalry dynamic, with Portia playing for Lafayette and […]

Senior Audrey Sawers leads field hockey through unorthodox spring season

A condensed spring season with a shortened bench was not enough to stop senior field hockey player Audrey Sawers from making her mark on the Patriot League leaderboard. The North Vancouver, British Columbia native concluded her college career as a member of the conference All-League first team, and also led the regular season in goals while […]

A Laf-Lehigh Game for the history books: Spectators reflect on the 156th Rivalry

After being pushed to the spring and then postponed once again due to COVID-19 cases, Lafayette celebrated its 156th rivalry meeting last Saturday, welcoming some first-year spectators for the first time side-by-side with seniors who left the stadium bleachers nostalgically for their last Lafayette-Lehigh game. “Going into it, I didn’t really know how it was […]

Change of plans: Fall athletes thrown into unpredictable spring seasons

It’s not unusual for college athletes to prepare their bodies and practice their skills year-round, and perhaps even play non-league games in their offseason. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, however, the ways in which college athletics operate have completely changed. And the biggest change of all might be the Patriot League’s decision for all fall […]

Nearly one third of athletics teams experience postponements in the past three weeks

More than seven of Lafayette’s 23 varsity athletics teams have been forced to postpone their matchups over the past few weeks, including football, men’s and women’s tennis, baseball and softball, men’s lacrosse and volleyball. Lafayette student-athletes have been under pressure this season as COVID-19 outbreaks caused postponements and cancelations across multiple athletic teams. Teams playing […]

Cross Country has highest finish since ’90s in Patriot League Championships

The Lafayette men’s and women’s cross country teams traveled to Bethlehem last weekend and earned their highest placements in the Patriot League Championship in over 20 years.   Out of the nine teams that competed, the men’s team took third place overall and the women’s team took fourth overall with scores of 73 and 123, respectively. The […]