Volleyball takes first place in Patriot League after defeating American and Loyola Maryland

The Lafayette College volleyball team is on a five-match winning streak after dominating American (3-0) and Loyola Maryland (3-1) last weekend, making them 5-1 in the conference. The Leopards marked their first win over the Eagles in the five-set era on Friday night in straight sets (25-15, 34-32, 25-6) at Kirby Sports Center. Lafayette’s last win over […]

Volleyball 1-1 in conference play after dominating Holy Cross

After being defeated in straight sets on Saturday against Colgate at their conference opener, the Lafayette volleyball team (1-1 Patriot League, 4-6 overall) bounced back last Sunday winning three straight sets against Holy Cross. Senior outside hitter Leanna Deegan led the way for the Leopards against Colgate, who was just shy of a double-double with […]

Volleyball recovers with win against St. Francis after three losses at Sacred Heart Invitational

The Lafayette volleyball team made a quick comeback on Tuesday against St. Francis, after failing to capture a win in the three-game Sacred Heart Invitational over the weekend. The Leopards began the weekend on Friday with a two-set advantage against Sacred Heart, yet ended up dropping the five-set match on Friday night (25-22, 25-20, 19-25, […]

Women’s volleyball opens season with split results at UConn Challenge

With women’s volleyball’s first game being postponed due to extreme weather, the team played four matches in just five days in the opening week of the season, winning two and losing two. “The UConn Challenge was our first game of the season since our home opener against Iona was cancelled,” senior outside hitter Leanna Deegan […]

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+ […]

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 […]

Volleyball reaches six wins for first time since 2015 with weekend sweep

The volleyball team extended their winning streak to five with victories over Merrimack College, Delaware State University (DSU) and Siena College during the Lafayette Invitational last weekend. The Leopards have now reached six wins, the first time the program has won more than five games since 2015. “I feel like we’re riding kind of a […]

Volleyball earns first wins of the season as Crosstown Invitational hosts

The Lafayette volleyball team hosted the Crosstown Invitational this past weekend and went 2-2 in the tournament before winning on the road against Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) on Wednesday. Against FDU, the Leopards lost the first set 25-15 before winning the final three sets en route to the victory. Lafayette tallied 60 kills to FDU’s […]

Under new coaching, Lafayette volleyball team aims to build on disappointing 2018 season

As the 2019 volleyball season approaches, there is nowhere to go but up for the Lafayette Leopards. The team performed well on their serves in the 2018 season, finishing fourth in the conference in service aces, but will look to build on its last place rankings in opponent hitting percentage, kills, assists, blocks, and digs. […]