Lafayette athletics recognized for improvement across the board in fall sports

In the span of one season, Lafayette athletics has risen from the forgotten depths of the Patriot League standings. Ranked dead last in President’s Cup (Patriot League) standings in men’s, women’s, and overall sports in 2018-2019, the fall performances brought the Leopards up to second on the men’s side, sixth on the women’s side, and […]

By the numbers

23 — points for senior field hockey defender Lisa van der Geest, third-best in the Patriot League and best out of all defenders 2893 — total yards of offense by freshman quarterback Keegan Shoemaker, best in the conference 112 — tackles by junior linebacker Major Jordan, third best in the Patriot League 75 — saves […]

Men’s club hockey beats Bucknell, Alvernia in weekend set: team takes on Lehigh tonight in Bethlehem

The Lafayette men’s club hockey team swept a pair of conference games last weekend, beating Bucknell 7-1 on Saturday and Alvernia 6-1 on Sunday. Sophomore forward Alex Lopresti scored twice in each game, recording a team-high four goals on the weekend. Lafayette now holds a 4-4 overall record in conference play, good for fifth place, […]

New California legislation will allow NCAA athletes to be paid by 2023

The National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) long-held policy that student athletes should not receive any monetary benefits beyond the price of tuition being paid is facing its greatest challenge yet. On September 30, California’s governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill that, when implemented, will allow student-athletes to profit off of their likeness, sign endorsement deals, […]

Freshman Genevieve McClean records eight points in women’s club hockey’s weekend sweep

The Lafayette women’s club hockey team came away with two wins against Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP), the top team in their league, this past weekend with scores of 5-2 and 7-3. Freshman forward Genevieve McClean had a pair of goals and an assist on Saturday. She followed up that performance with two more goals […]

Women’s boats win two races at Frostbite Regatta in final club crew competition of the fall

The Lafayette club crew team competed in the Frostbite Regatta last weekend, with both the women’s novice-4 and the women’s varsity-4 boats winning their respective races. The women raced three varsity boats, with the ‘A’ boat taking home first place in 8:13.57, ahead of boats from La Salle, Jefferson, Binghamton and Manhattan. Sophomores Haley Simpson, […]

Greg Rupp announced as new fencing head coach: varsity team had been student-led since September

After a seven-week search, Athletic Director Sherryta Freeman announced on Monday afternoon that Greg Rupp will lead the Lafayette fencing program as their new head coach. Following the departure of former head coach Natalie Kolasa in mid-September, team members had to conduct their own workouts and practices as they geared up for the fall season. […]

Lafayette athletics ranks top-10 nationally in graduation success rate

Lafayette College athletics were recently ranked seventh in the nation in graduation success rate (GSR) by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The GSR is calculated based on athletes’ graduation over six years but does not include transfer students or those who leave the school. Of the 18 sports measured, Lafayette held a 98 percent GSR […]

Athlete Ally and varsity teams participate in NCAA Diversity and Inclusion Week

This past week was the NCAA’s Diversity and Inclusion week, and members of Lafayette’s varsity sports teams participated through responding to various prompts on social media about how they incorporate those themes into their lives and teams. “Lafayette’s participation in the NCAA Diversity and Inclusion Week was a great opportunity for Lafayette Athletics to celebrate […]

GoLeopards media department omits teams from Instagram post, receives backlash from athletes

Last Saturday, the GoLeopards Instagram account posted photos of football, both men’s and women’s soccer teams, and volleyball, with the caption “Allll the @patriotleague games today!!” The post drew backlash from members of the golf, cross country, and swim teams, all of which faced Patriot League opponents that day as well.  The Lafayette golf team […]

Equestrian team competes in two shows in two days, earns second and fourth place

Last weekend, the Lafayette equestrian team participated in two events, with Saturday’s hosted by Kutztown and Sunday’s hosted by Lehigh and DeSales. Their performance this weekend and at the previous two shows have landed the team in third place in the region, while last year at this time they were in seventh place. Junior captain […]

The team that rows to the challenge: crew women’s 4+ earns 10th out of 36 at Head of the Charles

For the past few years, the Lafayette crew team has been sending their women’s 4+ boat to the Charles River in Boston, Mass. for the biggest two-day regatta in the world. Alongside much bigger schools and varsity powerhouse programs, Lafayette has established a name under coach Rick Kelliher.  This year, junior coxswain Molly LaPoint returned […]

Women’s rugby beats Swarthmore, loses to Widener to open fall season

This past weekend the Lafayette women’s rugby club team defeated Swarthmore College, 37-29, to move their record to 1-1 after a loss two weekends ago to Widener University, 42-27. The Leopard got off to a quick start against Swarthmore, opening up a 25-0 lead at halftime. Senior inside center Jordyn “Sparks” Marlin, sophomore outside center […]