Change of plans: Fall athletes thrown into unpredictable spring seasons

It’s not unusual for college athletes to prepare their bodies and practice their skills year-round, and perhaps even play non-league games in their offseason. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, however, the ways in which college athletics operate have completely changed. And the biggest change of all might be the Patriot League’s decision for all fall […]

Nearly one third of athletics teams experience postponements in the past three weeks

More than seven of Lafayette’s 23 varsity athletics teams have been forced to postpone their matchups over the past few weeks, including football, men’s and women’s tennis, baseball and softball, men’s lacrosse and volleyball. Lafayette student-athletes have been under pressure this season as COVID-19 outbreaks caused postponements and cancelations across multiple athletic teams. Teams playing […]

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 […]

Two Leopards win flight titles at Siena Invitational to kick off fall tennis season

The Lafayette men’s and women’s tennis teams opened their fall schedule last weekend with a trip to the Siena Invitational in Schenectady, N.Y.. Sophomores Maureen McCormack and Will Barry both captured flight titles, going a combined 6-0 on the weekend. The Leopards faced several Patriot League and non-conference opponents, including Colgate University, College of the […]

Men’s tennis defeats Niagara in first game of weekend set, women drop lone match of the weekend

The men’s and women’s tennis teams combined for a 1-3 record last weekend as their spring season winded down before the Patriot League Tournament. The men were victorious on Saturday at home against Niagara by a score of 6-1, before dropping matches to University of Delaware and Bucknell University on Sunday and Tuesday, respectively. On […]

Women’s tennis earns first Patriot League win with shutout over Holy Cross, falls to Army and Loyola

Last weekend, the women’s tennis team travelled to West Point, N.Y., for three Patriot League matches, going 1-2 to open conference play. The highlight of the weekend was a 5-0 win over Holy Cross, including a sweep of the doubles points and four singles victories.  “The team went in with a strong mindset and ready […]