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The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

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Senior forward Kyle Jenkins shoots during the game against Colgate in which he notched his 1000th career point. (Photo by Rick Smith for GoLeopards)

Men’s basketball defeats American, drops close game to Colgate

By Eric Ponieman, Assistant Sports Editor February 23, 2024

The men’s basketball team (11-17 overall, 10-5 Patriot League) will head into this weekend's rivalry game against Lehigh off the back of a win against American (14-14 overall, 8-7 Patriot League) and...

Sophomore Kate Marrs takes a face-off against Columbia. (Photo courtesy of @culionslax on Instagram)

Women’s lacrosse splits first two games

By Digger Iqbal, Contributing Writer February 23, 2024

The women's lacrosse team (1-1 overall) began its 2024 campaign in New York last week, falling 8-7 to Columbia University (1-0 overall) before going on the road to Wagner College on Wednesday night to...

Sophomore guard Kay Donahue dribbles through the lane during the Leopards win over American. (Photo by Hannah Ally for GoLeopards)

Women’s basketball picks up comeback win against American, drops Colgate matchup

By Martin Familetti, Staff Writer February 23, 2024

The women’s basketball team (9-16 overall, 4-10 Patriot League) came from behind to defeat American University (9-16 overall, 7-7 Patriot League) to sweep the season series and pull closer to the pack...

Football head coach John Troxell has been a part of the Lafayette community for almost 35 years. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette Magazine)

John Troxell: Standout coach, standout student, standout Leopard

By Charlie Berman, Sports Editor February 23, 2024

John Troxell '94, in just two years as the head coach of the Lafayette football team, has turned the Leopards' fortunes around, leading them to their seventh-ever Patriot League championship and earning...

The sports medicine staff poses following the football teams 2023 victory over Lehigh.
(Photo courtesy of @LCsportsmed on Instagram)

Sports medicine propels athletes’ performance, recovery

By Benjamin White, Staff Writer February 23, 2024

The Sports Medicine Center is crucial to the success of each and every sports team. From prevention to recovery, the trainers support athletes in every step of the injury process. “Sports medicine...

Senior attacker Peter Lehman heads towards the goal. (Photo by Rick Smith for GoLeopards)

Men’s lacrosse picks up season’s first two wins

By Eric Ponieman, Assistant Sports Editor February 23, 2024

The men's lacrosse team (2-1 overall) quickly reversed its losing record with victories over Hampton University (0-3 overall) and Drexel University (1-1 overall) last week. The team welcomed Hampton...

Seniors Amanda Manubag and Abby Schlotterbeck were honored during the home fencing tournament. (Photo by Hannah Ally for GoLeopards)

Fencing team lunges towards victory at home tournament

By Grace Sanborn, Assistant Sports Editor February 23, 2024

The fencing team hosted its home tournament on Sunday in Kamine Gym. The men’s team won three out of four matches, while the women dropped their sole match against Rutgers University 13-12.  The...

After getting swept in Tennessee, the Leopards look for better results out west. (Photo courtesy of etsubucs.com)

A rough start to baseball’s season

By Abby Cook, Contributing Writer February 23, 2024

Last weekend, the baseball team traveled to Johnson City, Tennessee for its season opener against the East Tennessee State University Bucs. The trip resulted in three consecutive losses, starting off the...

Lehigh Valley athletes often choose Lafayette for its proximity to home and its top-tier competition. (Photos courtesy of GoLeopards and James Macchia)

Lafayette’s local athletes give new meaning to ‘home games’

By Benjamin White, Staff Writer February 23, 2024

For athletes from the Lehigh Valley, Lafayette represents not only the conveniences of staying close to home but also the desire to represent and inspire their community while still living in it. “From...

Sophomore infielder Kylee Sweet takes a swing at the plate. (Photo courtesy of GoLeopards)

Softball sees mixed results at weekend tournament

By Jack Paradis, Contributing Writer February 23, 2024

Softball began its season going 2-3 in five games at the Tarleton State Whataburger Invitational this past weekend. The Leopards dropped their first two games to Mississippi Valley State and Tarleton State...

Seniors Mike Barr and Emma Lorey look to make waves at Duke and Maryland, respectively, in the 2024-25 academic year. (Photos courtesy of GoLeopards)

Moving on to greener pastures

By Dan Sullivan and Charlie Berman February 16, 2024

For most senior student-athletes, their 2023-2024 seasons will mark the end of their collegiate playing careers. However, some will be able to compete for a fifth season due to COVID-19-related eligibility...

Freshman forward Roy Biegon evades two Army defenders on Sept. 27. (Photo by Hannah Ally for GoLeopards)

Freshman Roy Biegon on the transition from Kenya to College Hill

By Grace Sanborn, Assistant Sports Editor February 16, 2024

Standout men’s soccer freshman Roy Biegon had a long journey to Lafayette — 7,000 miles, to be precise.  Biegon, who moved to the United States from Nairobi, Kenya during high school, has found...

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