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 […]

A Leopard goes pro: Harriet Ottewill-Soulsby ’17 continues basketball career abroad

After four years as a Leopard, Harriet Ottewill-Soulsby ’17 continues her basketball career at a professional level with the Durham Palatinates in England. She starts for the Palatinates and has done so in their first four games this year after signing with them in August. During her senior season at Lafayette, Ottewill-Soulsby appeared in all […]

Pass the rock: Kia Damon to be the seventh coach of Lafayette Women’s Basketball

After spending the last nine years at Penn State and one year at Cincinnati, Coach Kia Damon was appointed the head coach of the women’s basketball team at Lafayette.  “I chose Lafayette because during the selection process, as I talked to President [Alison] Byerly and the selection committee, it became increasingly clear that the way […]

Theresa Grentz out: School parts ways with hall of fame coach

After spending just two years as the head coach of the women’s basketball team, Theresa Grentz has been removed from her position. The move comes after the Leopards finished their worst season since 2004, posting an abysmal 4-28 record on the year. “After a thorough review of our women’s basketball program, I determined that a leadership change was […]

Ending on a high note: Women’s basketball turns heads at Patriot League Tournament

After only winning three regular season games, not many had high expectations for the women’s basketball team heading into the Patriot League Tournament. The Leopards, however, certainly may have turned some heads with their performance. Finishing with the worst record in conference play, the 10th seeded Leopards were slated to travel to Worcester, Mass. to face […]