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The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette


Sophomore wide receiver Elijah Steward carries the ball past Columbia defenders. (Photo by Rick Smith for GoLeopards)

Football crushes Columbia in home opener

By Dan Sullivan, Contributing Writer September 22, 2023

In an opportunity for the football team (2-1 overall) to bounce back following last week’s blowout loss against Duke, the Leopards took care of business versus the Columbia Lions (0-1), winning 24-3...

Junior defender India Ralph brings the ball up the field during the teams winning weekend. (Photo by Hannah Ally for GoLeopards)

Field hockey dominates in weekend matches, sweeps weekly Patriot League honors

By Eric Ponieman, Assistant Sports Editor September 22, 2023

The field hockey team (3-4 Overall, 1-0 Patriot League) started Patriot League play with success this past weekend, winning its first league game and adding a non-conference victory to its record. For...

Senior forward Sara Oswald dribbles past a defender. (Photo courtesy of GoLeopards)

Defense prevails as women’s soccer notches close wins against Holy Cross, Lehigh

By Fiona Cannon, Staff Writer September 22, 2023

The women’s soccer team (6-2 overall, 2-0 Patriot League) defeated Holy Cross 1-0 this past Saturday in its first Patriot League match of the season. The Leopards then continued their winning streak...

Sally is a pony who joined the team seven months ago. (Photo courtesy of Angela Tsai 26)

Horsing around at Top Notch Equestrian Centre

By Benjamin White, Contributing Writer September 22, 2023

As the equestrian team prepares for another competitive year, the horses of Top Notch Equestrian Centre, the team’s de facto practice facility, return ready for continued success. Cooper, a chestnut...

Junior libero Elizabeth Flynn serves during the Leopards victory over Holy Cross. (Photo by George Varkanis for GoLeopards)

Volleyball begins Patriot League play, goes 1-1 at home

By Digger Iqbal, Contributing Writer September 22, 2023

Last Friday saw the 2023 Patriot League season commence for the women’s volleyball team when it faced the Holy Cross Crusaders at home. The Leopards entered the game riding a two-game winning streak...

SAAC includes at least one representative from each athletics team.(Photo courtesy of @div1saac on X)

Student-Athlete Advisory Committee supports athletes, promotes involvement

By Abigail Cook, Contributing Writer September 22, 2023

About a quarter of Lafayette's student population participates in varsity athletics. All student-athletes are represented by the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, better known by its initials, SAAC,...

First-year midfielder Beaux Lizewski dribbles away from a Colgate defender at Gummeson Grounds last Saturday. (Photo by Doug Kilpatrick for GoLeopards)

Men’s soccer drops games against Colgate, Albany

By Lauren Peterson, Contributing Writer September 22, 2023

The men’s soccer team (3-3-2 overall, 0-1 Patriot League) played its first Patriot League game against Colgate this past Saturday, followed by another out-of-conference game against Albany on Tuesday. The...

Sophomore Harry Dessel tees off. (Photo courtesy of GoLeopards)

Golf team struggles at Temple after Doc Gimmler defeat

By Ally Waldman, Contributing Writer September 22, 2023

This past weekend, the golf team competed in the Temple Invitational at the 1912 Golf Club. The team finished 13th out of 14 teams. Sophomore Harry Dessel led the Leopards' effort, tied for 22nd place....

Sophomore quarterback Dean DeNobile throws the ball against Duke.
(Photo by Rick Smith for GoLeopards)

Football falls to No. 21 Duke for first loss of season

By Dan Sullivan, Contributing Writer September 15, 2023

Coming off of a hard-fought win against Sacred Heart the previous week, the Leopards found themselves in a David versus Goliath matchup against the No. 21 ranked Duke Blue Devils. In the group's first...

Junior midfielder India Ralph, who came to Lafayette from New Zealand, prepares to drive the ball. (Photo courtesy of GoLeopards)

Looking beyond borders

By Abigail Cook, Contributing Writer September 15, 2023

With a commitment to establishing a global community within the student body, Lafayette recruits many international students each year. Some of these students make the trip to Easton specifically to participate...

The pep band will next appear tomorrow during the football game against Columbia. (Photo courtesy of @lafpepband on Instagram)

Keeping the pep in the Leopards’ step

By Jack Paradis, Contributing Writer September 15, 2023

In the background of every football and basketball home game is a team that never touches the ball, but is still a vital part of school spirit. The Lafayette College Pep Band is a group of about 45...

Hannah Ally also works as a photography intern for the New York Yankees. (Photo courtesy of Hannah Ally)

The faces behind the camera

By Grace Sanborn, Assistant Sports Editor September 15, 2023

You may not recognize sports photographers Rick Smith and Hannah Ally if you see them at a game, but you’ve definitely seen one of their photos. Smith and Ally are two of the athletic department’s...

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