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Field Hockey

Freshman forward Hannah Findlay controls possession for the Leopards as she races to score her first career goal in Lafayettes win over New Hampshire. 
(Photo by Rick Smith for GoLeopards)

Field Hockey drops league opener, ends losing streak with win over New Hampshire

Eric Ponieman, Staff Writer September 23, 2022

The field hockey team (2-6 overall, 0-1 conference) opened Patriot League play with a 1-2 overtime loss to No. 22 American University. The game proved to be an almost exact repeat of last year’s Patriot...

Senior forward Felicitas Hannes controls the ball against Quinnipiac in a 1-0 loss. 
(Photo courtesy of GoLeopards)

Field hockey struggles, drops two out-of-conference games

Eric Ponieman, Staff Writer September 16, 2022

This past weekend, the Lafayette field hockey team (1-5 overall) added consecutive losses against Quinnipiac University and Fairfield University.  First, they fell 1-0 to the Quinnipiac Bobcats at...

Field hockey huddles to discuss strategy during a game this past weekend. (Photo courtesy of GoLeopards)

Field hockey loses two non-conference games on the road

Eric Ponieman, Staff Writer September 9, 2022

The field hockey team (1-3 overall, 0-0 conference) continued their non-conference play this past weekend in which they dropped two games, the first to No. 20-ranked Wake Forest University on Friday evening...

Field hockey opens 2022 season with a win and a loss after being ranked second overall in the preseason poll. (Photo courtesy of GoLeopards)

Field hockey opens season with 1-1 record, earns several preseason honors

Eric Ponieman, Staff Writer September 2, 2022

The Lafayette field hockey team concluded their opening weekend with a 1-1 record after contests against Temple University and Bryant University.  Opening day didn’t go as planned at Rappolt field,...

Several members of the Lafayette field hockey team who thrived both on the field and in the classroom were selected to receive awards for their efforts. (Photo courtesy of GoLeopards)

Fourteen field hockey Leopards awarded by National Field Hockey Coaches Association for fall academics

Colleen McNamara, Staff writer February 18, 2022

The Leopards joined over 1,370 field hockey players recognized for their academic excellence this past semester. Lafayette is one of the 80 institutions honored by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association...

After proving to be key players this season while succeeding in the classroom, Lafayette field hockeys Felicitas Hannes and Alix Talkow were selected to the Patriot League Academic All-League team. (Photo courtesy of GoLeopards.com)

Field hockey’s Hannes and Talkow selected to the Academic All-Patriot League Team

Caroline McParland, Sports Editor November 12, 2021

Lafayette field hockey forwards junior Felicitas Hannes and senior Alix Talkow were named to the Academic All-Patriot League Team announced on Wednesday afternoon. The team is composed of 11 members...

Lafayette field hockey put up a good fight against No. 1 seed American in Patriot League Championship in Washington D.C. but are unable to clinch the win. (Photo courtesy of GoLeopards.com)

Field hockey loses finals to American in Patriot League Championship after beating Bucknell in semifinals

Colleen McNamara, Staff Writer November 12, 2021

Lafayette field hockey (14-6 overall, 4-2 Patriot League) made it to Patriot League Championship after a thrilling win against Bucknell 4-3 in the semi-finals on Nov. 2. However, the Leopards fell to No....

Sports Recap Central

Caroline McParland, Sports Editor November 12, 2021

Field Hockey (14-6) (4-2 Patriot League) Nov. 4 vs Bucknell | W, 4-3 OT Boccella: 1 goal, 1 assist | Sawers: 1 goal | McAndrew: 1 goal | Spaans: 1 goal Nov. 6 @ PL Championship vs American | L,...

The Lafayette field hockey team is now sitting at the No.2 seed going into the Patriot League Tournament after a double-header weekend which included a win against Bucknell and a loss against Rutgers. The weekend was highlighted by multiple Patriot League honors for the players, as well as Audrey Sawers being named to the Canadian National Team. (Photo courtesy of Athletic Communications)

Sawers named to the 2021 Canadian Women’s National Team, field hockey beats Bucknell before losing to Big-10 opponent

Colleen McNamara, Staff Writer November 5, 2021

Lafayette field hockey senior captain Audrey Sawers will continue her athletic career after graduation. She was recently named to the 2021 Canadian Women's National Team roster. Sawers' play was crucial...

Abbott has been a major contributor to the Lafayette field hockey teams successful season. (Photo courtesy of Athletic Communications)

Abbott’s dominant play continues, claiming 4th Patriot League Weekly Award of season

Craig Barbaro, Sports Editor October 29, 2021

The Lafayette field hockey team is in the midst of their strongest season since 2012 and their goalkeeper, senior Hailey Abbott, is a major reason why. The Leopards currently sit at 12-4 with a 3-2 Patriot...

Marking one win and one loss, the weekend was highlighted by senior goalkeeper Hailey Abbott, who made countless crucial saves. (Photo courtesy of GoLeopards.com)

Field hockey falls to No. 5 Penn State before routing Drexel on Senior Night

Caroline McParland, Section Editor October 22, 2021

The Lafayette field hockey team (11-3 overall, 3-1 Patriot League) fell to fifth in the nation Penn State on Friday night on the Leopard’s home turf with a final score of 3-1. The team then came back...

Lafayette field hockey adds two back-to-back home game wins against Colgate Raiders on Saturday and the Fairfield on Sunday. (Photo courtesy of Athletic Communications)

Lafayette field hockey remains undefeated at home after defeating Colgate and Fairfield

Colleen McNamara October 8, 2021

Lafayette field hockey (8-2 overall, 2-1 PL) notched two wins last weekend, beating the Colgate Raiders on Saturday, Oct. 2, and the Fairfield Stags on Sunday. Both matches were home games on Rappolt field,...

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