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 […]

Cross Country has highest finish since ’90s in Patriot League Championships

The Lafayette men’s and women’s cross country teams traveled to Bethlehem last weekend and earned their highest placements in the Patriot League Championship in over 20 years.   Out of the nine teams that competed, the men’s team took third place overall and the women’s team took fourth overall with scores of 73 and 123, respectively. The […]

Track and field teams slow out of the gate to start spring season

The men’s and women’s track and field teams traveled to Colgate University for a tri-meet with Lehigh and Colgate last Saturday, Feb. 27. The event was Lafayette’s first meet this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Leopards struggled in both divisions, finishing third in both men’s and women’s competition. The men’s team posted […]

Men’s and women’s cross country sweep first event of shortened season

Lafayette men’s and women’s cross country began their long-awaited seasons this past Saturday at Loyola Maryland, with both teams taking first place despite harsh wintry conditions. Next up for the men and women is the Patriot League Championship next week, slated for March 5 in Easton at Metzgar Fields. The men’s team beat American by […]

Track and field team readies for conference championship meet with final regular season invitationals

The Lafayette track and field team posted seven personal bests and six top-three finishes at the Monmouth Invitational and Fast Track National Invite meets last weekend. Senior Crosby Spiess earned the top spot in the 400-meter dash at Monmouth with her time of 1:00:48, narrowly beating the second place finisher by .05 seconds for Lafayette’s […]