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 […]

Quidditch opens fall season with a pair of wins and losses at home tournament

The Lafayette quidditch team hosted their annual MarQUID de Lafayette tournament last Saturday and went 2-2 to earn third place out of four teams. It was the team’s opening tournament of the fall semester, with a number of new players competing in their first ever matches. “I think the entire [team] performed very well, especially for […]

Men’s club rugby kicks off fall season with a win over Susquehanna, loses next game to Albright

The Lafayette men’s club rugby team lost last weekend to undefeated Albright College, 43-17. The team, mostly compromised of freshmen and sophomores, is currently 1-1 this fall after a win over Susquehanna University two weekends ago. The loss to Albright, however, wasn’t all discouraging for the Leopards. Senior scrum half and team president Jack Gardner […]

The ‘Golden Voice’ of Lafayette: Jim Finnen discusses his 50-year career as the Leopards public address announcer

After a 50-year career as a public address announcer for Lafayette, the iconic Jim Finnen can still be found at football and basketball home games. Finnen spent time at the Maroon Club ahead of the homecoming game last weekend, where he was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1999. “The affiliation with Lafayette College […]

Sports psychologist Julie Amato brings mental health lens to Lafayette athletics

There has been a recent increase in mental health issues in college athletes according to the NCAA, and Dr. Julie Amato, CEO of the sports psychology practice “Elite Mindset,” is bringing her experience to the Lafayette athletics teams in an effort to address this trend. “Dr. Julie,” as she’s known around campus, began working with […]