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The Student News Site of Lafayette College

The Lafayette


Freshman forward Karina Santelli controls the ball during Lafayettes 1-1 draw with NJIT. She scored her first collegiate goal during this match.
(Photo courtesy of GoLeopards)

Women’s soccer ties NJIT 1-1 with new overtime rule in place

Colleen McNamara, Staff Writer September 9, 2022

The women's soccer team (1-4-1) faced off against the New Jersey Institute of Technology (1-1-4) on Sunday. The hard-fought game resulted in a tie, 1-1.  Thanks to a recent rule change that got rid...

The mens soccer team stands alongside some of the elementary school students they have spent the semester doing community service with at the Earn Your Spots book club game. (Photo courtesy of Benji Grossi 23)

Men’s soccer wins Earn Your Spots Book Club fundraiser game against rival Lehigh

Caroline McParland, Sports Editor April 29, 2022

The men's soccer team wrapped up a semester of community service working with students in the Easton Community with a 2-1 win against Lehigh in the "Earn Your Spots" fundraiser game. The game was held...

Conceptual image of the proposed Gummeson Grounds, aimed to elevate the Lafayette mens and womens soccer teams in the future. (Photo courtesy of GoLeopards)

Soccer programs gifted new stadium following donation from Peter Gummeson ‘80

Caroline McParland, Sports Editor March 25, 2022

The men’s and women’s soccer programs will be elevated to new heights through the creation of Gummeson Grounds. As announced on March 9 on the GoLeopards Instagram page, a lead gift granted by Peter...

Lafayette womens soccer celebrated a victorious senior night game against rival Colgate after Lamanna and Dowd notched two headers. (Photo courtesy of Athletic Communications)

Women’s soccer beats Colgate for third consecutive win before season-ending loss to Navy

Colleen McNamara, Staff Writer October 29, 2021

The Lafayette women’s soccer team (5-10 overall, 3-6 Patriot League) celebrated its five seniors on Saturday with a 2-1 victory over rival Colgate at Oaks Stadium. This was the third straight win for...

The Leopards womens soccer team dominated the contest against Holy Cross on Saturday, striking early and solidifying their defense to clench their second Patriot League win. (Photo Courtesy of

Lafayette nets second Patriot League win over Holy Cross

Craig Barbaro, Sports Editor October 22, 2021

The Lafayette women's soccer team beat Holy Cross 2-0 this past Saturday, notching its second Patriot League win of the season. The Leopards (4-9) are on a two-game winning streak after consecutive Patriot...

Junior forward Melissa Lamanna scores her fourth goal of the season during Saturdays back-and-forth affair against American. (Photo courtesy of Athletic Communications)

Women’s soccer continues rough season, adding loss from American University

Luke Ritchie October 1, 2021

The Lafayette women's soccer team (2-7 overall, 0-3 Patriot League) lost 4-3 to American University on Saturday, Sept. 25. Action initiated in the opening minutes, with American scoring just a minute...

Lafayette women’s soccer drops first conference game to Boston University with a score of 2-1. (Photo courtesy of

Women’s soccer loses battle against Boston University

Allie Campanella September 24, 2021

The Lafayette women’s soccer team dropped its first Patriot League game to Boston University (BU) 2-1 on Sept. 18 at Nickerson Field. "The practices leading up to [BU] were more about keeping our...

Womens soccers freshman defender Gretchen Weachter is looking forward to starting Patriot League play after being named Patriot League Rookie of the Week.
(Photo courtesy of Cole Jacobson 24)

Freshman defender Gretchen Waechter named Patriot League Rookie of the Week

Caroline McParland September 17, 2021

Gretchen Waechter, a freshman defender on the women's soccer team, was named Patriot League Rookie of the Week after tallying her first career point with an assist during their win against Saint Peter's...

Sports Recap Central

Caroline McParland September 10, 2021

Field Hockey (3-1) (0-0 Patriot League) Sept. 3 @ Ohio St. | L, 3-4 McAndrew: 1 goal, 1 assist | Hannes: 1 goal, 1 assist | Sawers: 1 goal  Sept. 5 vs. Indiana | W, 4-0 McAndrew: 1 goal | Sawers:...

The team regroups after a matchup against Long Island University is postponed. (Photo courtesy of Athletic Communications)

Women’s soccer fails to capture home opener win against Drexel

Colleen McNamara September 3, 2021

Lafayette women’s soccer fell short to Drexel on Sunday, Sept. 29 with a final score of 0-4. The majority of action happened in the second half of Lafayette's home opener.  Freshman forward Anna Garcia...

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...

The team will host the next two games against Boston University and Army. (Photo courtesy of Athletic Communications)

Women’s soccer earns first win of season over Colgate

Andrew Hollander March 26, 2021

Senior midfielder Camryn Monfort scored the game-winning goal on a screamer from outside the penalty box as the Leopards defeated Colgate 3-1 last Saturday for their first win this spring. The team is...

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