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The Lafayette


Junior Haleigh Marzano set two school records at the Lehigh Dual meet alone. (Photo courtesy of Haleigh Marzano 23)

Junior Haleigh Marzano selected for Patriot League Academic Honors

Caroline McParland, Sports Editor March 11, 2022

Last week, junior Haleigh Marzano of the women’s swimming and diving team was recognized for her stellar performances both in the water and in the classroom as she was selected to the Patriot League...

Freshmen Antonio Arena and Andrew Campbell, senior Justin Lloyd and junior Aaron Tupper (pictured left to right) set a school record in the 800-yard relay at the Patriot League Championships last week. (Photo courtesy of Lindsey Monaco 23)

Men’s swim and dive finishes seventh at Patriot League Championships, brings home ten school records

Issy Bongiovanni, Staff writer February 25, 2022

After months of training and preparation, the men's swimming and diving team dove into action in Annapolis, Md. to participate in the four-day-long Patriot League Championships from Feb. 16 to Feb. 19. “We...

The 200-yard freestyle relay with freshman Maggie Ivie, senior Sam Talecki, sophomore Kristin OConnor and senior Emily Wilson (pictured left to right) set a school record at the Patriot League Championships. (Photo courtesy of Emily Richter 22)

Women’s swim and dive finishes Patriot League Championships in 10th

Issy Bongiovanni, Staff writer February 25, 2022

The women's swimming and diving team attended the Patriot League Championships last week, which took place over four days in Annapolis, Md. The team placed 10th. Day one held an impressive performance...

Freshman Megan Douchette (pictured) competes in the freestyle at two-day meet against East Stroudsburg this past weekend. (Photo courtesy of Shannon Dyke 22)

Women’s swimming and diving dominates East Stroudsburg in weekend meet

Nicky Nathanson, Staff Writer December 10, 2021

The Lafayette women’s swimming and diving team hosted East Stroudsburg last weekend, competing in a two-day meet for their last event this semester. “Everyone was very motivated, especially coming...

Lafayette swims Maggie Ivie competing in backstroke, placing fifth overall in the event this past Saturday at the Navy Quad meet. (Photo courtesy of Shannon Dyke 22)

Swimming victorious over American at Navy Quad Meet

Nicky Nathanson, Staff writer November 12, 2021

The Lafayette swimming and diving team headed to Annapolis this past weekend to face Navy, American and Bucknell at the Navy Quad Meet. Both the men and women's sides found themselves victorious over American...

Lafayette swims freshman Timothy Jimenez competing in backstroke this past Saturday in the victorious  opening home meet. (Photo courtesy of Shannon Dyke 22)

Lafayette swim blows Colgate out of the water winning multiple events

Drew Steiner, Contributing Writer November 5, 2021

The Lafayette men's and women's swim team won nine events each this past Saturday, claiming victory over Colgate. The men's team came out on top with a final score of 144-70, and the women's team with...

The Lafayette swimming and diving team fell to Loyola on Saturday, with the overall scores being 197-103 on the women’s side and 193-100 on the men’s side. (Photo courtesy of Athletic Communications)

Lafayette swimming dives into season with dual meet against Loyola

Caroline McParland, Sports Editor October 29, 2021

While both the women's and men’s swim teams were unable to capture an overall win against Loyola, members of both teams earned impressive times in Lafayette Top 100 and Top 10 all-time lists on Saturday...

Student athletes from the class of 2025 experienced lost practices, cancelled games and closed fields. (Photo courtesy of Athletic Communications)

Unconventional senior seasons brings freshmen recruited during condensed seasons

Caroline McParland September 3, 2021

Two of the most crucial high school athletic seasons for the class of 2025 were disturbed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The new Leopards are looking into their futures on campus with impressive accolades behind...

Leininger set two Lafayette school records and one pool record during the spring season. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette Communications)

Setting records and winning scholarships; Junior Tara Leininger excels in the pool and in the classroom

Andrew Hollander May 14, 2021

There may not be a ton of similarities between researching high-energy particle physics and swimming a 200-yard individual medley, but for Tara Leininger '22 - one seems to feed the other. That might...

The final meet with Lehigh also served as Senior Day for the 10 members of the graduating class. (Photo by Cole Jacobson 24)

Swimming and diving teams break pool and school records at final meet

Charlie Berman April 30, 2021

Even the cancellation of the Patriot League Championships couldn't prevent the Lafayette swim and dive team from breaking records. The team concluded their 2021 season with a Senior Day home meet against...

Lafayette swim and diving team participates in April Pools Day invitational

Swim and dive opens season with April Pool’s Day meet

Davis Esslinger April 11, 2021

The Lafayette swimming and diving team opened its season on Thursday, April 1 participating in the April Pool’s Day virtual invite. This two-part event continued on Saturday, April 3rd and the Leopards...

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...

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