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 […]

Three runners post personal bests as Cross Country competes Patriot League Championship

The men’s and women’s cross country teams competed in the Patriot League Championship at Lehigh on Oct. 28, where three top finishers for the Leopards posted new personal records. The men’s team raced first, placing 8th in the 8K with a score of 248, followed by the women’s team, placing 9th in the 6K with an […]

Back on track: Cross country adds two assistant coaches

Michele Curcio, the head coach of Lafayette’s cross country and track team, has added two coaches to her staff: Michael Scott and Michael DuPaul. Scott ran for the track and field program at Missouri as a sprinter, while DuPaul ran middle distance events at the University of Connecticut. Both coaches find that since they ran track […]

Running out of steam: Cross country stumbles at Patriot League Tournament but offers hope for future

After a long, tumultuous regular season, the cross country team looked to place well in their first postseason meet. The Patriot League Championship this past weekend, however, stood to be a difficult test for the Leopards. The tournament was hosted at Lafayette, with nine other Patriot League teams coming to the Metzgar Fields Complex compete. While […]

Gearing Up for the Postseason: Women’s cross country makes strides at Leopard Invitational

In their last meet before the Patriot League Championship, the women’s cross country team put forth their strongest performance of the year. Lafayette was the host of the annual Leopard Invitational cross country meet this past Saturday at Metzgar Fields. Seven schools competed in total, with seven men’s teams and five women’s teams competing. The Lafayette women continued to […]

Lehigh Runs Away with the Competition: Cross Country struggles against top rival

The Lafayette men’s and women’s cross country teams were defeated by Lehigh last weekend in their annual meet, which was held at Lafayette College. The women lost by a score of 44-18, while the men’s race finished 50-15 in favor of the Mountain Hawks. The Leopards were led by sophomore Emily Moore, who finished third overall […]

Avoiding the cellar: Men’s cross country tries to avoid second straight last-place finish at PL Champs

Women’s team Curcio acknowledged immediately that the Patriot League is very strong for distance running but was clear that the goal remains to improve upon the admittedly poor performance from 2012. “We need to do better than the year before,” Curcio said. “The ladies are better, deeper.” Loyola Maryland and defending champion Navy are the […]