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The Student News Site of Lafayette College

The Lafayette

The Student News Site of Lafayette College

The Lafayette


As a primary contact athletic trainer, Amber Kinney works with student-athletes on both their physical and mental well-being. (Photo courtesy of 
Philip LaBella)

Meet Amber Kinney: Lafayette football’s first female primary contact athletic trainer

Caroline McParland, Sports Editor September 23, 2022

As a student-athlete, it can be despairing to receive the news that you have a potentially career-ending injury. Faced with similar news herself when she was a young athlete, Amber Kinney transformed...

Sophomore lineman Ryder Langsdale gestures touchdown as the Leopards celebrate Ryan Schusters successful QB sneak into the end zone.
(Photo by Rick Smith for GoLeopards)

Football shows signs of life during loss to 15th ranked William & Mary

Charlie Berman, Assistant Sports Editor September 23, 2022

In a tough matchup that featured quick spurts of promise for the Maroon and White, the Lafayette football team (1-2 overall) fell to 15th ranked William & Mary Tribe 34-7. The Leopards were looking...

Senior wide receiver Joe Gillette is now catching passes and running routes for the Leopards once again after beating cancer. 
(Photo courtesy of GoLeopards)

Senior Joe Gillette beats cancer to return to Lafayette football

Charlie Berman, Assistant Sports Editor September 16, 2022

Early wake ups, hard practices and grueling games – all while managing rigorous academics – are just everyday occurrences for a student-athlete in the Patriot League. For the starting senior wide...

Senior linebacker Jyaire Stevens rings the Lafayette bell after forcing a fumble in the second quarter of the Leopards game at Lincoln Financial Field.

Leopards fall to FBS foe Temple in hard fought battle

Charlie Berman, Assistant Sports Editor September 16, 2022

Last Saturday, the football team (1-1 overall) embarked on the first road test of John Troxell’s young Lafayette head coaching career, losing to Temple University 30-14 at Lincoln Financial Field. Spirits...

Freshman quarterback Ryan Schuster drops back and runs away from the rush during the Leopards 6-0 win over Sacred Heart. (Photo by Rick Smith for GoLeopards)

Lafayette stands at the goal line to beat Sacred Heart for Coach Troxell’s first win

Charlie Berman, Assistant Sports Editor September 9, 2022

In their first game with native son John Troxell ’94 as head coach, the football team (1-0 overall, 0-0 conference) hung on to beat the Sacred Heart Pioneers 6-0 in a defensive showcase on Saturday. The...

The Leopards have five returning starters on offense and nine on defense this season. (Photo courtesy of GoLeopards).

Football kicks off inaugural season for Coach Troxell tomorrow

Charlie Berman, Assistant Sports Editor September 2, 2022

The Lafayette football team, under new coach John Troxell ’94, will kick off its season tomorrow against the Sacred Heart University Pioneers. With a completely revamped offensive and defensive coaching...

Freshman Michael Hayes looks to pitch the ball back to junior Julius Young during the Lafayette Maroon and White game. (Photo courtesy of GoLeopards)

Football plays annual Maroon and White Game, looks ahead to fall season

Craig Barbaro, Staff Writer May 6, 2022

After two months of 6 a.m. workouts and hours spent in the weight room and on the field, the spring season for Lafayette Football concluded with the Maroon and White game on April 30. “Essentially,...

On national signing day, the Lafayette College football team added 16 promising recruits to their roster for the class of 2026. (Photo courtesy of GoLeopards)

Football welcomes 16 new recruits for the class of 2026

Craig Barbaro, Staff Writer February 11, 2022

The football team has officially committed 16 student-athletes after National Signing Day on Feb. 2. The team secured six new recruits to go along with the 10 who signed during the early signing...

Head Coach Troxell looks to reestablish Lafayette football as a power house in the Patriot League. He recently unveiled his coaching staff that will be tasked with accomplishing that goal. (Photo by Caroline Burns 22 for The Lafayette)

New Head Coach John Troxell hires staff for Lafayette football

Charlie Berman, Assistant Sports Editor January 28, 2022

Following a 3-8 season, 2022 brings a new era for Lafayette football. Recent hire Head Coach John Troxell '94 returns to College Hill for the third time in his career after winning two Patriot League Championships...

Athletics has begun the national search process for a new head football coach. (Photo courtesy of GoLeopards)

Head Coach John Garrett dismissed after five seasons

Lucie Lagodich, Editor-in-Chief December 3, 2021

Football Head Coach John Garrett will not return to coach the 2022 season. With a 15-33 overall record and 13-14 in Patriot League play, Garrett took over the program in December 2016 and is leaving the...

Senior Malik Hamm (#99) led the 12 Leopards who received All-Patriot League Honors this season. (Photo courtesy of Cole Jacobson 24)

Twelve Lafayette Football Players receive All-Patriot League Honors, three with academic honors

Issy Bongiovanni, Contributing Writer December 3, 2021

Twelve Lafayette football players earned All-Patriot League Honors this past Tuesday, which included four first-team and eight second-team selections.  Senior team captain and defensive lineman Malik...

Junior running back Jaden Sutton (#1) (pictured) hits the hole during his 70-yard rushing performance during 157th rivalry game. (Photo courtesy of

Lafayette falls to Lehigh in 157th Rivalry Game

Charlie Berman, Staff Writer November 27, 2021

In the 157th installment of the most-played rivalry in college football, Lafayette fell to Lehigh (3-8 overall, 3-3 Patriot League) in a defensive showdown with a final score of 10-17. The Leopards gave...

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