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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Women’s basketball splits final pair of regular season games, finishes fifth in conference

The women’s basketball team wrapped up their regular season with an overtime win over Navy last Saturday and a loss to league-leading Bucknell on Wednesday. The Leopards finish with an 11-7 record in the conference, good for fifth place in the upcoming playoffs. The 11 Patriot League wins are the most the program has had […]

Women’s lacrosse outlasts Manhattan in triple overtime thriller for fourth win of season

The Lafayette women’s lacrosse team won a pair of non-conference games last week to improve their record to 4-1, the best start for the program since the 2013 season. The Leopards beat Iona 7-5 last Saturday behind five points from sophomore attacker Olivia Cunningham, and then outlasted Manhattan 10-9 in three overtimes on Wednesday. Against […]

Women’s basketball wins two more games, stays in fourth place in the Patriot League

The Lafayette women’s basketball team defeated Loyola (Maryland), 76-65 and American, 55-48 last week, earning their ninth and 10th conference wins, the most since the ’92-’93 season. With the victory, the Leopards sweep the season series from the Greyhounds and the Eagles, and improve their Patriot League record to 10-6, good for fourth place in […]

Women’s lacrosse splits a pair of non-conference games: Attacker Meghan McLachlan earns Rookie of the Week honors

The Lafayette women’s lacrosse team beat Merrimack in the home opener last Saturday before losing to Binghamton at Fisher Stadium on Wednesday. The team now holds a 2-1 record in the early portion of the spring season, with conference play starting in two weeks. Against Merrimack, the Leopards won 11-8 after relinquishing a lead that […]

The puck stops here: Women’s club hockey outlasts George Mason to win championship in the team’s third season

Freshman center Genevieve McClean circled in the offensive zone looking for an opportunity to strike. Senior center Faith Price screened the goalie as McClean skated back between the face-off circles, and it was all she needed. She flicked a top shelf goal on the right side of the net to clinch the championship for Lafayette […]

Women’s lacrosse opens spring season with first win under new head coach Katie McConnell

The Lafayette women’s lacrosse team opened their 2020 season with a resounding 18-6 victory over Delaware State University (DSU) last Saturday. In their first game with new head coach Katie McConnell, the Leopards scored the game’s first five goals and had nine different goal scorers overall.  “We’re super excited to see where the team can […]