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The Lafayette cross country teams led the athletic programs in team GPA for fall of 2021. (Photo courtesy of GoLeopards)

Lafayette student-athletes receive an average 3.28 GPA for fall 2021

Caroline McParland, Sports editor January 28, 2022

Being a Division I athlete and a student can be even more difficult at a prestigious college. According to the 2021 Fall semester report, the overall student-athlete GPA at Lafayette was 3.28, with the...

Senior Brian Clayton (pictured) placed third out of 49 runners in the men’s individual 8k race. (Photo Courtesy of

Cross country attends Princeton Invitational and hosts the Leopard Invitational simultaneously

Caroline McParland, Sports Editor October 22, 2021

The men's and women's cross country teams each sent six athletes to the Princeton Invitational while the remaining runners hosted the Leopard Invitational at the Metzgar Field Course this past Saturday....

The womens field hockey team started practicing when there was still snow and ice on the field. (Photo by Cole Jacobson 24)

Change of plans: Fall athletes thrown into unpredictable spring seasons

Caroline McParland April 9, 2021

It's not unusual for college athletes to prepare their bodies and practice their skills year-round, and perhaps even play non-league games in their offseason. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, however, the...

Teams playing both high-contact and contactless sports have experienced postponements and cancellations. (Photo by Kwasi Obeng-Dankwa 23)

Nearly one third of athletics teams experience postponements in the past three weeks

Caroline McParland March 26, 2021

More than seven of Lafayette's 23 varsity athletics teams have been forced to postpone their matchups over the past few weeks, including football, men's and women's tennis, baseball and softball, men's...

The mens team takes off at the start of the race. (Photo Courtesy of Athletic Communications)

Cross Country concludes their season at NCAA Regionals

Julia Owens November 17, 2017

The cross country season came to an end with the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional meet at Lehigh on Nov. 10. Both the men’s and the women’s teams competed, with the women finishing in the top 25 for the...

Cross Country team competes at the Patriot League Tournament (Photo by Amy Hewlett 19)

Three runners post personal bests as Cross Country competes Patriot League Championship

Julia Owens November 3, 2017

The men's and women's cross country teams competed in the Patriot League Championship at Lehigh on Oct. 28, where three top finishers for the Leopards posted new personal records. The men’s team raced...

Running away with it: Lehigh bests Lafayette in dual cross country meet

Matthew Benusa September 15, 2017

The women’s and men’s cross country team suffered a tough loss to Lehigh last week by scores of 15-50 and 16-47, respectively. Two Leopards on the women’s team, juniors Caroline Harmon and Emily...

New cross country assistant coach Michael DuPaul (Photo by Emma D Westgard 21)

Back on track: Cross country adds two assistant coaches

Hannah Greaves September 15, 2017

Michele Curcio, the head coach of Lafayette’s cross country and track team, has added two coaches to her staff: Michael Scott and Michael DuPaul. Scott ran for the track and field program at Missouri...

Cross country coach with murky history departs

Ian Morse May 5, 2017

Cross country assistant coach Christopher Straub left his position, the college confirmed this week. A new track and field coach will be hired before the next season begins in the fall, Vice President...

Emily Moore 19 running in the Leopard Invitational. (Courtesy of Athletic Communications)

Running out of steam: Cross country stumbles at Patriot League Tournament but offers hope for future

Henry Schweber November 4, 2016

After a long, tumultuous regular season, the cross country team looked to place well in their first postseason meet. The Patriot League Championship this past weekend, however, stood to be a difficult...

Brigid McGill 17 leads the womens team. (Courtesy of Athletic Communications)

Gearing Up for the Postseason: Women’s cross country makes strides at Leopard Invitational

AJ Traub October 21, 2016

In their last meet before the Patriot League Championship, the women's cross country team put forth their strongest performance of the year. Lafayette was the host of the annual Leopard Invitational...

Emily Moore 19 running in the Leopard Invitational. (Courtesy of Athletic Communications)

Timeout with… Emily Moore ’19

Margaret Lillis October 21, 2016

Meg Lillis: Emily, you had a great performance Saturday at the Leopard Invite, closing out your regular season on a high note by placing fourth out of 53 runners. What are your goals for the rest of...

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