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 […]

Men’s basketball extends winning streak to three with weekend sweep of Bucknell

The Lafayette men’s basketball team put on a clinic this past weekend, sweeping a pair of games against Bucknell and improving their record to 3-1 in conference play.  The Leopards carried their momentum from the opening series against Lehigh as they defeated Bucknell 83-60 and 87-76 on Jan 9 and 10, respectively. The 23-point victory […]

All Patriot League sports will resume this spring, as conference announces ambitious schedule for competition

As Covid-19 cases and deaths hit record highs nationally, the Patriot League has announced an ambitious plan and schedule for resuming all athletic competition this spring.  All fall and spring team sports will return to play in either late February or early March, with most teams playing shortened, league-only seasons and most individual sports hosting […]

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 […]

Athletic department continues work on racial justice initiatives with detailed plan, participation in league-wide commission

The Lafayette athletic department has taken two crucial steps toward fostering a more inclusive and diverse environment for its student-athletes, after calls for racial justice amplified over the late spring and summer.  Earlier this year, Athletic Director Sherryta Freeman and women’s basketball head coach Kia Damon-Olson were named to the newly-formed Patriot League anti-racism committee. […]

Both Lafayette basketball teams will resume play in the spring semester, but Covid-19 concerns remain

The Lafayette women’s and men’s basketball programs will return to the court in 2021, with a shortened, league-only schedule beginning on Jan. 2. The Patriot League Council of Presidents endorsed the plan, which is contingent on competition that will “protect the health and safety of student-athletes, coaches, staffs and their communities,” according to the press […]

Two generations of Lafayette swimmers join forces to coach outdoors during the pandemic

Emma Piascik ’21 has been swimming for over 10 years, but in order to stay connected with the sport during the pandemic, she had to get creative. Amidst the craziness of the outbreak, Piascik reconnected with her former high school swimming coach and Lafayette graduate Bill Deatly ’81 in order to stay active during quarantine. […]

Athletic department works around NCAA recruiting ban with virtual visits for prospective athletes

As the U.S. passes the eight month mark since the Covid-19 pandemic began, colleges and universities across the country are working on ways to recruit new athletes while following NCAA guidelines. Lafayette is no different, and athletic director Sherryta Freeman is spearheading the school’s efforts to recruit new athletes virtually.  In a recent interview with […]

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 […]

Malik Hamm earns All-America honors despite canceled season

Junior defensive lineman Malik Hamm continues to rack up All-America accolades even with the Lafayette football team off the field. Hamm, coming off a breakout sophomore season, was the only Patriot League player named to the FCS Preseason All-America First Team by Stats Perform. Hamm was also nominated to Athlon Sports’ and Phil Steele’s All-America […]

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 […]