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The Lafayette


Sophomore infielder Kylee Sweet takes a swing at the plate. (Photo courtesy of GoLeopards)

Softball sees mixed results at weekend tournament

By Jack Paradis, Contributing Writer February 23, 2024

Softball began its season going 2-3 in five games at the Tarleton State Whataburger Invitational this past weekend. The Leopards dropped their first two games to Mississippi Valley State and Tarleton State...

Senior Kaili Reitano swings during the Leopards loss to Boston University. (Photo courtesy of GoLeopards)

Boston University sweeps softball

By Allie Campanella, Contributing Writer April 14, 2023

The softball team (4-27-1 overall, 1-8 Patriot League) dropped all of its matchups in a three-game series against Boston University last weekend. After being shutout 8-0 in the first game on Saturday,...

Junior utility player Paige Sandidge leads off first base during Lafayettes victory over Mount St. Marys. (Photo courtesy of GoLeopards)

Softball drops three of four games at tournament: Team looks to turn around fortunes

By Allie Campanella, Contributing Writer March 24, 2023

The softball team (2-17-1 overall, 0-0 Patriot League) took one of its four matchups this past weekend at the Mount St. Mary’s tournament. In the first game against Mount St. Mary’s, the Leopards pulled...

The Leopards next tournament is during spring break. (Photo courtesy of GoLeopards)

Softball notches first win of season, drops three others at tourney

By Fiona Cannon, Contributing Writer March 3, 2023

Softball (1-8 overall, 0-0 Patriot League) attended the UMBC Retriever Round Robin Tournament this past weekend in Baltimore, winning one of the four games for Karavin Dew's first victory as head coach. Over...

The softball team looks to rebound after an atrocious opening weekend. (Photo courtesy of GoLeopards)

Softball loses all five games of season-opening tournament

By Grace Sanborn, Staff Writer February 17, 2023

Softball began its season with five losses in five games at the 37th Annual Louisiana Classics. The Leopards played against Stephen F. Austin University and the University of Louisiana in doubleheaders...

Junior outfielder Erica Brashar turns on a pitch during Lafayettes first Patriot League win of the year over Colgate. (Photo courtesy of GoLeopards)

Softball secures season’s first Patriot League win against Colgate

By Colleen McNamara, Staff Writer April 15, 2022

This past weekend, softball (6-25 overall, 1-8 Patriot League) cinched its first Patriot League win of the season against Colgate in between two losses to the Raiders. Lafayette notched the 8-1 win...

Softball fell in a double header to Lehigh on Saturday and loses Sunday in heartbreaker. (Photo courtesy of

Softball loses in overtime, Lehigh takes weekend series

By Nick Alexander, Contributing Writer April 8, 2022

The softball team (5-23 overall, 0-6 Patriot League) dropped both games in a doubleheader last Saturday at rival Lehigh. The Leopards could only muster four runs as they lost game one 8-2 and game two...

Junior infielder Natasha Miner had three hits in the second game against Lehigh. (Photo courtesy of Athletic Communications)

Softball falls to Lehigh in weekend doubleheaders

By Allie Campanella May 14, 2021

The Lafayette softball team ended a dismal spring season with four losses to rival Lehigh last weekend, with a bright spot being the Senior Day celebration for the three members of the team's graduating...

Around 100 participants tuned in on Zoom to watch the panel. (Photo courtesy of Eva Kaplan 21)

Athlete Ally panelists reflect on LGBTQ+ experience as Lafayette athletes

By Caroline McParland May 7, 2021

For a long time in the realm of Lafayette athletics, it was very difficult to be "out and proud." Gay slurs were used regularly and there was no space for queer students on campus or on sports teams. On...

Senior Brooke Wensel was named the Patriot League Softball Scholar-Athlete of the Year. (Photo courtesy of Athletic Communications)

Softball looks to future after shoddy season

By Kaijie Zhang May 10, 2019

The Lafayette softball team ended their season with a three-game sweep at the hands of Holy Cross last weekend, dropping their final record to 8-40-1 with a 1-17 mark in the Patriot League. The Crusaders...

This weekend, Lafayette softball looks to avoid a 40-loss season in a 49-game schedule. (Photo courtesy of Athletic Communications)

Losing streak reaches six games for softball

By Amy Hewlett May 3, 2019

On Wednesday, the Lafayette softball team continued their losing streak with a pair of home losses to Marist College, dropping 5-0 and 8-2 contests. Last weekend the Leopards were swept by Colgate in a...

Softball gave Drexel a pair of close games after being swept by Lehigh. (Photo courtesy of Athletic Communications)

Softball swept in weekend series by Lehigh, earns tie in second game of Tuesday doubleheader

By Andrew Hollander March 29, 2019

The Lafayette softball team travelled to Philadelphia, Pa., on Tuesday for a doubleheader against Drexel, losing the first game 6-7 before a lack of daylight cut the second game short, resulting in a 8-8...

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