Student-Athlete Advisory Committee focuses charitable efforts on Boys and Girls Club of Easton, donates t-shirts

Last Friday night, the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) sent 13 Leopard student-athletes to the Boys & Girls Club of Easton for two hours of programs as part of the One Shirt One Body campaign. The nonprofit organization’s mission is to use the power of sport to enhance the lives of youth by connecting them […]

Justine Perrotti competes at equestrian collegiate nationals, just misses top 10

Senior Justine Perrotti competed at the Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) nationals for equestrian last Thursday, earning 11th place out of 16 who qualified. In her zones show in early April, Perrotti finished first in her intermediate over fences class, qualifying her to compete nationally, along with the second-place finisher.  Perrotti traveled with her coach […]

Club crew gears up for Dad Vail Regatta: men’s and women’s varsity-4 boats carry win streaks into final matchup of the season

Today, the club crew team begins the race they’ve been anticipating for nine months: the Dad Vail Regatta, the largest collegiate regatta in the United States. “In August, the team got together and [head] coach [Rick] Kelliher said, ‘We got some small goals,’” said freshman Ethan Ames. Those small goals included “the Head of the […]

Club crew continues to gain momentum ahead of Dad Vail regatta with first place finishes

The Lafayette club crew team won six out of eight races at the Mid-Atlantic Rowing Conference (MARC) regatta last Saturday in Lewisberry, Pa. Both the men’s and women’s varsity-4 boats emerged victorious, joining the women’s and men’s varsity pair boats, and the women’s novice-4 and novice-8 boats in the win column. “Our team performed outstandingly […]

Club crew wins four races at Kerr Cup Regatta, men’s and women’s varsity 4 boats both finish first

The Lafayette club crew team competed in the Kerr Cup Regatta in Philadelphia, Pa. last weekend, with both the men’s and women’s varsity 4-boats coming in first place in their respective races. The women’s novice 4 and the women’s varsity pair also emerged victorious in their races, capping off a day in which the women’s […]

From ACL tear to NCAA leadership forum: Sophie Carr talks her journey, supporting others with injuries

Sophomore field hockey forward Sophie Carr suffered a setback last spring when she tore her ACL. A year later, not only has she nearly fully recovered from the serious injury, but the NCAA has recognized her as a leader in collegiate athletics. Moreover, she is aiming to help others recovering from injuries at Lafayette with […]

Athlete Ally club looks to further LGBTQ+ acceptance and awareness in Lafayette athletics

The Lafayette chapter of Athlete Ally has existed for about five years, but the group hasn’t made much of a splash in the world of Leopard athletics, according to club president and senior Theresa Delahanty and incoming co-presidents junior Jenn DeLongis and sophomore Eva Kaplan. With a shift in funding support and new ideas, these […]

Rugby coach Rachel Grispon brings Premier experience to the Lafayette club team

In 2002, Rachel Grispon started playing rugby—the sport that has since defined her dreams and life goals. Now Lafayette’s women’s club rugby head coach, Grispon began playing in high school before attending East Stroudsburg University, where she continued playing rugby while working towards a degree in sports management. Four years after, she was introduced as […]

Riding to the top: Perrotti earns nationals bid with win at zones in her final season

Senior equestrian captain Justine Perrotti competed in zones last Sunday, where she qualified for Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) nationals. The day before, the team earned third out of five teams at Battle in the Saddle (BITS).  Perrotti’s win in her fences class qualifies her to compete with the best in the country at the […]

Women’s rugby earns wins over Lehigh and Kings to kick off spring season

The Lafayette club women’s rugby team won two games last weekend against Lehigh University and King’s College, beating the Mountain Hawks 32-15 and the Lions 12-7 on Saturday, March 30. After a cancelled tournament and an indoor contest, the two wins were the first official league games for the Leopards this spring. “It was exciting, […]

Five from Lafayette show at equestrian regionals: Justine Perrotti qualifies for zones, earns sportsmanship award

The Lafayette equestrian team sent five riders to regionals last weekend. Senior captain Justine Perrotti won her intermediate over fences class, placed third in flats, and qualified for zones next weekend.  “I was a little nervous going in because the horse in warm-up refused around ten fences and a rider fell off at one point,” […]