From near medical retirement to a playoff game winner: senior guard Nia Holland’s comeback story

In the women’s basketball team’s first game of the Patriot League Tournament in early March, senior guard Nia Holland drove to the basket to net the game-winning layup with three seconds remaining, giving the Leopards a hard-fought road win. Months before, during the preseason, she was told she would need to retire from the sport […]

While women’s basketball ends season with loss, Natalie Kucowski makes history as Defensive Player of the Year

Sophomore forward Natalie Kucowski made waves in the Patriot League and in Lafayette history this season during her second year with the women’s basketball program. She has been named the conference’s Defensive Player of the Year, making her the first player in Lafayette basketball history to achieve the honor. Kucowski also made All-Patriot League Second […]

Scoring woes continue for women’s basketball team as losing streak hits five

The Lafayette women’s basketball team’s losing streak continued on Wednesday with a 64-40 defeat against visiting Army. Last weekend, the Leopards dropped a road contest against Patriot League leading Bucknell with a 75-43 defeat, the most lopsided loss of the season. The Leopards have dropped to 2-10 in Patriot League play and hold a 7-16 record on […]

Women’s basketball comes up empty in overtime endeavor in Worcester

The women’s basketball team went into overtime against Holy Cross, eventually losing in a tight 56-53 decision last Saturday. The game began with a strong performance from sophomore forward Natalie Kucowski, who scored 16 of Lafayette’s 27 points in the first half. In the last five minutes of the first quarter, the Leopards defense held […]

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 […]