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 […]

Baseball earns third seed in Patriot League playoffs; Leopards will face second-seeded Army in a series this weekend

The baseball team concluded their regular season this past weekend with a three-game series against Bucknell, winning two of three games in Lewisburg, Pa. With the victories, the Leopards clinched the three seed and will head into the Patriot League tournament this weekend with some momentum. Lafayette went 13-15 in a pandemic-shortened spring season, including […]

Athletic Director Sherryta Freeman reflects on an unorthodox spring season

The spring 2021 semester was a season that student-athletes will not soon forget. The condensed calendar, limited travel, and fluctuating schedule for practices and games were issues that all athletes had to deal with. Most were happy to take on the extra burden in order to play their sports, regardless of the circumstances. Athletic Director […]

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+ […]

‘Just keep plugging away’: The future is bright for the men’s lacrosse team despite winless spring

The Lafayette men’s lacrosse team went 0-11 this spring, but you wouldn’t know it talking to head coach Pat Myers. In the highly competitive Patriot League, wins are hard to come by in the sport. Myers already knows this, as his squad hasn’t beaten a conference opponent during his three seasons on College Hill. But […]

‘Unfinished business’: Lafayette athletes take advantage of extra year of NCAA eligibility

The pandemic has brought some unique silver linings to student-athletes at Lafayette and around the country. In a rare move, the NCAA expanded eligibility to all fall and winter sports during the 2020-21 season. This follows a similar decision by the organization in March of last year as COVID-19 took hold. Student-athletes have traditionally been […]

Individual performances define final meet for track and field before Patriot League Championships

The final tune up before the Patriot League Championships went a lot like the rest of the regular season for the Lafayette track and field team: robust individual performances marred by a depleted pandemic roster.  The Leopards competed at the John & Carol Covert Classic in Bethlehem last Saturday, which consisted of seven teams including […]

Lafayette athletics releases updated diversity, equity, and inclusion plan

This past week, the athletic department released their diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives, another step forward in the department’s effort to combat racial injustice in Lafayette athletics. The latest update in the initiative are the pillars of the DEI plan, which consist of education, representation, awareness, support & programming and resources & pledges. The pillars […]