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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Softball earned their first win of the season behind five multi-hit performances against La Salle. (Photo courtesy of Athletic Communications)

Softball notches first win, loses close contest to Elon in consecutive doubleheaders

Craig Barbaro March 8, 2019

The Lafayette softball team won one of their four games in the Elon Phoenix Invitational in North Carolina on Saturday and Sunday. They lost their first game 10-3 to Oakland, falling into an early 7-0...

Softball team kicks off spring season with slow start

Natalie Mogul March 1, 2019

The Lafayette softball team opened their season with a doubleheader against George Washington University (GW) last weekend, and ultimately lost both games with final scores of 2-0 and 7-4. Despite the...

Softball honored four seniors at their last home series of the season, including infielder Miranda Skurla, pictured. (Photo courtesy of Athletic Communications)

Softball earns first Patriot League series win of the season

Amy Hewlett April 20, 2018

The Lafayette softball team earned their first Patriot League series win this weekend against Colgate. The Leopards lost their first game on Saturday (8-5), but came back with a win in game two of their...

Junior Brooke Wensel throws to junior Maddie Wensel (no relation). (Photo courtesy of Athletic Communications)

Bucknell sweeps Leopards softball in series

Ryan Green April 13, 2018

The Lafayette softball team failed to record a win this past weekend against Bucknell University, dropping their record to 4-28. They lost the three games 2-0, 5-2 (eight innings) and 6-3. The Leopards...

Junior shortstop Brooke Wensel earned Patriot League Player of the Week after her performance against Holy Cross. (Photo courtesy of Athletic Communications)

Timeout with…softball shortstop Brooke Wensel ’19

AJ Traub April 6, 2018

This week The Lafayette sits down with recent Patriot League Softball Player of the Week, Brooke Wensel. AJ Traub: You recently earned Patriot League Player of the Week after hitting .833 with two home...

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