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 […]

Seniors Bramson and van der Geest honored as scholar-athletes by Maroon Club

At the Maroon Club Hall of Fame Dinner, senior defender Lisa van der Geest from the field hockey team and senior defender Adam Bramson from the men’s soccer team received awards for being outstanding scholar-athletes this season.  “I think that both Adam and Lisa had certainly tremendous careers here at Lafayette,” athletic director Sherryta Freeman […]

Field hockey loses conference final, captain van der Geest and head coach Stone awarded for standout seasons

Field hockey’s playoff run was halted at the championship game against top-seeded American University where they lost 3-2. The Leopards didn’t go unnoticed in the conference, however, as head coach Jennifer Stone ‘04 won Patriot League Coach of the Year, and senior captain and defender Lisa van der Geest won Patriot League Defensive Player of […]

Field hockey continues Patriot League dominance led by star defender Lisa van der Geest

For the first time since 2012, the Lafayette field hockey team could win the Patriot League regular season title, and a victory tomorrow over American would clinch them a home tournament.  The team’s success this season is not unprecedented, as their 2-4 conference record of 2017 improved to 4-2 the following year, and currently sits […]

Field hockey clinches Patriot League tournament spot after beating rival Lehigh

The Lafayette field hockey team clinched a spot in the Patriot League tournament for the second straight year with a 1-0 win over rival Lehigh last Friday. Sophomore forward Molly McAndrew was the hero of the game, netting the contest’s lone goal in the 18th minute. “Beating Lehigh is great, every time,” said head coach […]

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 […]

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 […]

Field hockey shuts out Holy Cross in Patriot League opener, loses non-conference tilt

The Lafayette field hockey team opened Patriot League play with an 8-0 home shutout win against Holy Cross on Saturday, before losing 4-1 at Cornell University in a non-conference game on Monday. The team’s overall record now sits at 3-5.  In the Patriot League opener on Saturday, the Leopards had seven different goal scorers in […]

Field hockey shakes off four-game losing streak for home win heading into conference play

Field hockey broke through after four straight losses for their second win of the season on Sunday. After a long standstill in their matchup with Providence College on Friday ended in a 1-0 shootout loss, the Leopards would not let up against the University of Richmond. Freshman defender Simone Hefting scored the game-winning goal in […]

Field hockey’s Felicitas Hannes sparks Leopards’ offense in collegiate debut

In her first week of collegiate field hockey, freshman forward Felicitas Hannes earned the Patriot League Rookie of the Week honors. The award comes after a two-point performance in the season opener against Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), including an assist and the game-winning goal in a 2-1 victory.  “I was overwhelmed,” Hannes said. “It couldn’t […]

Field hockey starts season with home win, drops second match to nationally ranked Syracuse

The Lafayette field hockey team is off to a 1-1 start after splitting a pair of non-conference games. Last Friday they won their season opener at home against Virginia Commonwealth University 2-1, before losing a close game at 18th nationally ranked Syracuse after two overtimes on Monday.  The home game was a “White Out” game, […]

Field Hockey heads to Patriot League Tournament, dips to fourth seed after loss to Bucknell

The Lafayette field hockey team concluded their conference play at Bucknell University last Saturday. The Bison beat the Leopards 4-1, creating a three-way tie for second place in the league among Bucknell, American and Lafayette, who are all 4-2 within the conference. “It was not the result we wanted,” senior defender Rachel Bird said. “We […]