Diving into uncharted waters: Lafayette’s team of varsity walk-ons

Swimmers crowd the edge of the pool at the Weinstein Natatorium at practice, with many waiting for the cannon to sound off. Across the natatorium in the diving pool are just four divers, continuously practicing as diving coach Cindy O’Donnell occasionally shouts encouragement and coaching suggestions. None of the divers had pre-collegiate experience. Seniors Isabella […]

Football loses close game to Penn as late push falls short

Last Saturday, the Lafayette football team lost to the University of Pennsylvania 28-24 in the annual homecoming game at Fisher Stadium. The Leopards now hold a 0-5 record and will face Princeton next Friday in their final non-conference game of the season.  Freshman quarterback Keegan Shoemaker was frequently under pressure against the Quakers, getting sacked […]

The ‘Golden Voice’ of Lafayette: Jim Finnen discusses his 50-year career as the Leopards public address announcer

After a 50-year career as a public address announcer for Lafayette, the iconic Jim Finnen can still be found at football and basketball home games. Finnen spent time at the Maroon Club ahead of the homecoming game last weekend, where he was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1999. “The affiliation with Lafayette College […]

‘Exciting to be in year two’: Athletic Director Freeman discusses the current stages of her five-year plan

After releasing her five-year strategic plan in September 2018, Athletic Director Sherryta Freeman is following through on her commitment to student athletes and the department’s teams. “I feel a great sense of responsibility to our student athletes and to our community to make sure that we are doing everything that we can to make athletics […]

Field hockey shakes off four-game losing streak for home win heading into conference play

Field hockey broke through after four straight losses for their second win of the season on Sunday. After a long standstill in their matchup with Providence College on Friday ended in a 1-0 shootout loss, the Leopards would not let up against the University of Richmond. Freshman defender Simone Hefting scored the game-winning goal in […]

Women’s soccer evens record with pair of shutouts, loss to nationally ranked team

In the past week, women’s soccer played three away games, winning a pair and losing one, to bring their season record to 3-3-1. Their two wins were shutouts, as they defeated Delaware State University 3-0 last Friday and blew out St. Peter’s University 6-0 on Wednesday. Their only loss was against 15th nationally ranked Georgetown […]