Women’s basketball makes impressive comeback to win in double OT, loses following game

Last Saturday, the Lafayette women’s basketball team overcame a 13-point, fourth quarter deficit to defeat the University of Albany in double overtime by a score of 67-66. Then, on Tuesday, the Leopards traveled to Manhattan College where they fell to the Jaspers by a score of 60-49. The victory over Albany brought Lafayette to a record […]

Women’s basketball off to a strong start with weekend sweep

The women’s basketball team is off to a hot start after wins over Binghamton and Fairleigh Dickinson this past weekend. Led by second-year head coach Kia Damon-Olson, the team has found their groove early in the season. The Leopards don’t start Patriot League play until early January, but the team is capitalizing on their non-conference schedule […]

After a productive summer, basketball teams look to make a splash in upcoming season

The Leopard’s men’s and women’s basketball teams are close to opening their non-conference schedules, as the women will travel to Teaneck, N.J., for a matchup against Fairleigh Dickinson on Friday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m., while the men also start on the road at Saint Peter’s in Jersey City, N.J., on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 7 […]

Women’s basketball alum Harriet Ottewill-Soulsby ’17 wins BUCS national championship with team

Former Leopards center Harriet Ottewill-Soulsby ‘17 won the British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) national championship in her first season with the Durham University Palatinates, while simultaneously working toward earning her masters in Politics and International Relations at Durham. The 84-83 win over Northumbria University was close the whole way, with lead changes in the […]

Women’s basketball strong in the first round, falls to league leaders in Patriot League Tournament

Women’s basketball entered the Patriot League Tournament as the #8 seed, earning a home game in the first round against #9 Boston. Sophomore guard Sarah Agnello and freshman guard Olivia Martino caught fire, dropping 41 points combined in a 66-61 win. The victory sent them to #1-seed American, a team that beat the Leopards twice this […]

Women’s basketball sweeps Loyola for the season, loses to Navy at home

Lafayette women’s basketball hosted Navy on Feb. 14, falling 59-43 in their second loss to the Midshipmen this season. Even though the Leopard’s performance wasn’t enough to notch the win, freshman forward Natalie Kucowski, recently named Patriot League Rookie of the Week for the fifth time this season, was able to break a freshman record […]

Women’s basketball hosts Play4Kay fundraiser, will continue raising money through February

The Lafayette women’s basketball team began their annual effort to raise money to fight breast cancer last Saturday in the Play4Kay event. Five Leopards were featured in a video during the game discussing how the disease has impacted their life. Freshman guard and forward Olivia Martino, whose cousin died of breast cancer, spoke in the […]

Women’s basketball wins three straight games

The women’s basketball team is in the midst of a three-game winning streak following victories over Rider (60-43), LIU Brooklyn (69-53) and Cornell (59-58). Prior to this week, Lafayette women’s basketball hadn’t earned back-to-back wins since their 2015-2016 season. The team’s success can be largely attributed to the style of head coach Kia Damon, freshman […]

Leopards prepare to take the court: A preview of men’s and women’s basketball

Men: 2016 Season Record: 9-21 (4-13 in conference) Players to watch: Senior forward Matt Klinewski returns after leading the team last season in points per game (ppg) and rebounds per game, with 16 and 6 respectively, while playing 27 minutes per game. Another player to look out for is sophomore guard Kyle Stout. He ranked […]