All Patriot League sports will resume this spring, as conference announces ambitious schedule for competition

As Covid-19 cases and deaths hit record highs nationally, the Patriot League has announced an ambitious plan and schedule for resuming all athletic competition this spring.  All fall and spring team sports will return to play in either late February or early March, with most teams playing shortened, league-only seasons and most individual sports hosting […]

Athletic department continues work on racial justice initiatives with detailed plan, participation in league-wide commission

The Lafayette athletic department has taken two crucial steps toward fostering a more inclusive and diverse environment for its student-athletes, after calls for racial justice amplified over the late spring and summer.  Earlier this year, Athletic Director Sherryta Freeman and women’s basketball head coach Kia Damon-Olson were named to the newly-formed Patriot League anti-racism committee. […]

Orange ribbons mean #ColtonStrong: Equestrian dedicates home show to coach’s grandson battling leukemia

The Lafayette equestrian team hosted a show last Saturday, complete with raffles, ribbons, and many tears shed. After hearing their coach Kelly Poff’s grandson was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the team planned a home show Poff would never forget. “I knew our hosted show was coming up,” club assistant Justine Perrotti ‘19 said. “I […]

Women’s alpine ski team places first at regionals: Sophomore Brent Cehelsky wins men’s freestyle event

The women’s club alpine ski team is heading to nationals after a first place finish at regionals in Blue Mountain, Pa., on February 28-29. The alpine squad placed first out of 15 teams, while freshman Meghan Gillis and sophomore Brent Cehelsky won the alpine giant slalom and freestyle events, respectively. “As a team we won […]

Club squash beats Swarthmore and top-ranked Notre Dame at Nationals: Team places fourth out of nine

The Lafayette club squash team placed fourth out of nine teams at the College Squash Association (CSA) National Championships last weekend in Boston, Mass. The Leopards were ranked ninth out of nine teams in their division, and earned two upsets over Swarthmore and Notre Dame before losing to Lehigh in the semifinal round. Lafayette beat […]

Over 60 heads shaved and $17,000 raised for pediatric cancer research: 13 varsity teams participate in The Big Shave

David Heard was going to be a DJ, a fashion designer or a brilliant scientist. But when he was diagnosed with neuroblastoma in 2008, David became a fundraiser for pediatric cancer research, a legacy that lives on today despite his tragic passing in 2011. David was only 10 years old. “One of the things that […]

Lafayette running club takes part in Cupid’s Chase 5K: Senior Andrew Schmid places first

The Lafayette co-ed running club kicked off their season in stride last weekend, with five runners placing in the top 10 overall of the Cupid’s Chase 5K in Morristown, N.J. In two different categories, 20 and under male/female and 21-25 male/female, Lafayette came out on top overall. Senior president of the club Andrew Schmid came […]

Women’s rugby standout Jordyn Marlin competes in an all-star tournament in Florida

On Jan. 18, Lafayette club rugby senior center/wing Jordyn Marlin competed for the National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) sevens championship in St. Petersburg, Fla., alongside standout players from other college teams.  “The school we went to [Eckerd College] was gorgeous, and it was on the beach,” Marlin said. “It was really fun getting to […]

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, […]