Lafayette tennis teams have strong showing at men’s and women’s Siena Invitational

The Lafayette tennis teams competed in back-to-back invitationals this past Friday and Saturday, with the Bucknell invitational kicking off the weekend and followed by the Siena Invitational. Lafayette had 19 members competing among both teams, with a total of seven teams each competing in the men’s and women’s divisions. The women’s division included host Siena, […]

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+ […]

‘Unfinished business’: Lafayette athletes take advantage of extra year of NCAA eligibility

The pandemic has brought some unique silver linings to student-athletes at Lafayette and around the country. In a rare move, the NCAA expanded eligibility to all fall and winter sports during the 2020-21 season. This follows a similar decision by the organization in March of last year as COVID-19 took hold. Student-athletes have traditionally been […]

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 […]