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Graduating to the pros: Two athletes look to continue careers after Lafayette

Katherine Weeks May 6, 2016

The first time senior Matt Smalley’s phone rang this past Wednesday afternoon he silenced it and continued describing the two NFL pro days he attended in March. The second time the Lafayette cornerback’s...

Field hockey assistant coach Emily Janis

Field hockey assistant coach Emily Janis

Katherine Weeks April 29, 2016

KW: Last week you ran in the Boston Marathon. Talk about your experience. EJ: Since it’s such a huge day in Boston, there’s tons of support and tons of people around, so it’s just a huge deal....

Athletes from all over: An inside look at the life of an international player

Athletes from all over: An inside look at the life of an international player

Katherine Weeks April 1, 2016

When junior Constanza Davis and sophomore Ryan Moore applied to Lafayette, they had no intention of becoming varsity athletes. Coming from Italy and Belgium respectively, but each with strong ties to...

Track sprints into outdoor season: Team prepares to build off past success

Katherine Weeks March 18, 2016

Just three weeks after competing at the indoor Patriot League Championships, the Lafayette Track and Field team will begin their outdoor season – the final season of the 2015-16 school year. Unlike...

Jamie OHare dribbles the ball down the court in game against Bucknell.

Photo by Hana Isihara 

Early Exit: Women’s basketball loses to Colgate in first round

Katherine Weeks March 11, 2016

In a season plagued by injuries and illness, the Lafayette women’s basketball team looked to beat the odds this past Saturday in the first round of the Patriot League Tournament at Colgate. Their season...

Track triumphs: Devin Smith clinches PL victory in 400m finals

Katherine Weeks February 26, 2016

The first time Devin Smith competed in the finals of the Indoor Track and Field 400-meter dash, a photo finish named her the co-Patriot League champion. Four years later, at the last indoor competition...

Cold snap: Spring sports teams contend with winter weather

Cold snap: Spring sports teams contend with winter weather

Katherine Weeks February 19, 2016

You can’t hit the ball out of the park every week—especially if it’s cold. Blizzards, fluctuating temperatures and rain have taken a toll for Lafayette’s spring sports teams ever since players...

Turnover troubles: Leopards’ sloppy play late gives Lehigh the rivalry win

Katherine Weeks February 12, 2016

In the last eight minutes of Monday’s rivalry matchup, the Lafayette men’s basketball team scored just four points, allowing Lehigh to pull away in the final moments of an otherwise tight game and...

Bryce Scott ‘16 runs down the court. [Photo by Hana Isihara ‘17]

Triple threat

Katherine Weeks January 29, 2016

Scott, O’Hare and Lindner score their 1,000th points While the rest of the student body was traveling the world or relaxing with their families over interim, the Lafayette basketball programs were busy...

Timeout with… Sprinter Devin Smith ‘16

Katherine Weeks January 29, 2016

You were recently named the Patriot League Track Athlete of the Week, how does that feel? Have you ever won before? Yeah, I won a few my freshman year and sophomore year, so it’s always exciting. It’s...

Sports Recap Central: 01/29/2016

Sports Recap Central: 01/29/2016

Katherine Weeks January 29, 2016

By Rachel Robertson ‘18 and Katie Weeks ‘16 Collaborative Writers Swimming and Diving Jan. 16 @ Colgate with Army Only two days removed from an interim training trip to Florida, the Leopards had...

Junior Blake Searfoss poses on the football field. [Photo by Courtney DeVita ‘19]

QB contribution

Katherine Weeks December 11, 2015

Blake Searfoss donates blood stem cells While his teammates were preparing for the 151st anniversary of Lafayette’s rivalry matchup against Lehigh, backup quarterback Blake Searfoss was helping a 48-year-old...

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