Women’s soccer defeats Colgate in overtime after junior forward Krista Kissell’s golden goal

The Lafayette women’s soccer team earned a 2-1 overtime win last Saturday over conference opponent Colgate, with junior forward Krista Kissell scoring the game-winning goal in the 93rd minute. It was the second consecutive overtime game for the Leopards, who battled to a 1-1 tie last Wednesday at Navy.  With the win, the team’s overall […]

Women’s rugby beats Swarthmore, loses to Widener to open fall season

This past weekend the Lafayette women’s rugby club team defeated Swarthmore College, 37-29, to move their record to 1-1 after a loss two weekends ago to Widener University, 42-27. The Leopard got off to a quick start against Swarthmore, opening up a 25-0 lead at halftime. Senior inside center Jordyn “Sparks” Marlin, sophomore outside center […]

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 […]

Quidditch opens fall season with a pair of wins and losses at home tournament

The Lafayette quidditch team hosted their annual MarQUID de Lafayette tournament last Saturday and went 2-2 to earn third place out of four teams. It was the team’s opening tournament of the fall semester, with a number of new players competing in their first ever matches. “I think the entire [team] performed very well, especially for […]

Field hockey remains undefeated in conference play with double overtime win

Last Saturday, the women’s field hockey team beat conference opponent Boston University in double overtime, 3-2, after senior defender Lisa van der Geest scored the game-winning goal. A day later, the team won their fourth consecutive game as they defeated Bryant University 6-0. Lafayette now holds a 7-5 record on the season and a perfect […]

Men’s club rugby kicks off fall season with a win over Susquehanna, loses next game to Albright

The Lafayette men’s club rugby team lost last weekend to undefeated Albright College, 43-17. The team, mostly compromised of freshmen and sophomores, is currently 1-1 this fall after a win over Susquehanna University two weekends ago. The loss to Albright, however, wasn’t all discouraging for the Leopards. Senior scrum half and team president Jack Gardner […]

Field hockey nets wins against conference and ranked opponents

The Lafayette field hockey team won a pair of games last weekend, beating Colgate 4-0 in a conference matchup on Saturday before taking down 25th nationally ranked Monmouth in a 2-1 double-overtime game the following day.  The scoring started early for the Leopards against Colgate, with sophomore forward Molly McAndrew’s goal hitting the back of […]

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 […]