Athletes Excelling Beyond the Field

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December 20, 2011

Six Leopards Named to Academic All-Patriot League Team

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Cross country runner Rose Willey ’14 (Brookfield, Conn.), field hockey player Emily Valeo ’13 (Norristown, Pa.), football players Brandon Ellis ’12 (Jeffersonville, Pa.) and Mark Ross ’14 (Aliquippa, Pa.), and soccer players Blake Fink ’13 (Westampton, N.J.) and Graham Heydt ’12 (Northbrook, Ill.) have been selected to the Academic All-Patriot League team for their respective [...]

Meredith McCann ’12

December 12, 2011

Men’s and Women’s Soccer Teams Receive National Academic Awards

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Lafayette’s men’s and women’s soccer programs have received National Soccer Coaches Association of America College Team Academic Awards. Eligible programs must have earned a collective grade-point average of 3.0 or higher during the 2010-11 academic year. The men’s team had a 3.23 GPA in 2010-11 and 13 Patriot League Academic Honor Roll selections. Additionally, Luke [...]

Michael Thompson '12 earned a 4.0 GPA this past semester.

December 2, 2011

Alexandra Brannick ’12 and Michael Thompson ’12 Named 2011-12 Maroon Club Scholar-Athletes

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The Lafayette College Maroon Club named Alexandra Brannick ’12 (Point Pleasant, N.J.) and Michael Thompson ’12 (Shokan, N.Y.) the 2011-12 Maroon Club Scholar-Athletes. The awards are presented annually to one male and one female student who display exemplary skills in the classroom and on the field of competition. A geology major and co-captain of the [...]

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November 22, 2011

Spotted on Campus With … Fiorella Bellini ’13

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Neuroscience major Fiorella Bellini ’13 (Vienna, Va.) discusses her role on the volleyball team and how the mind and body work together. What do you enjoy about your major? My major has completely made me look at the human body differently. It is amazing how much goes on in the brain and body that we [...]

Brandon Ellis in New York City

November 16, 2011

Brandon Ellis ’12 Named to Capital One Academic All-District II Football Team

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Brandon Ellis ’12 (Jeffersonville, Pa.) has earned placement on the Capital One Academic All-District II Football Team. A three-year starter in the defensive backfield, Ellis has been honored for the second straight season and was named to the inaugural Academic All-Patriot League Team in 2010. He leads Lafayette with 11 pass breakups and is fifth [...]

Blake Fink ’13

November 8, 2011

Blake Fink ’13 Named Capital One Academic All-District II

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Blake Fink ’13 (Westampton, N.J.) of the men’s soccer team has been selected to the Capital One Academic All-District II Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). A government and law major, Fink has a 3.78 grade-point average. Fink, who was one of just two Leopards to start all 18 matches, ranked [...]

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November 7, 2011

Spotted on Campus With … Carolyn Cabrey ’12

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Field hockey co-captain Carolyn Cabrey ’12 (North Wales, Pa.) discusses the hands-on nature of biology, the importance of being organized, and having someone to help you reach your potential. What do you enjoy about your major? I enjoy my major because it is very hands-on. A lot of non-science majors probably hate the thought of [...]

John Gentile '12 on the mound

November 2, 2011

John Gentile ’12 and Kevin McKernan ’98 Connect through Baseball and Internship

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What does John Gentile ’12, co-captain of the Lafayette baseball team, think is the best part of the game? That it’s unpredictable.  “Once the ball leaves the pitcher’s hand,” Gentile says, “you never know what’s going to happen.” Gentile (Downingtown, Pa) would know.  He’s been playing baseball since he was six years old and is [...]

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October 28, 2011

Spotted on Campus With … Sarah Welsh-Huggins ’12

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Civil engineering major and cross country team captain Sarah Welsh-Huggins ’12 (Columbus, Ohio) discusses studying in Spain, her research on earthquake engineering, and helping others achieve their goals.   What do you enjoy about your major? I chose Lafayette because I wanted the chance to study abroad as an engineer. It can be difficult to [...]

Zach Winthrop ’13

October 25, 2011

Spotted on Campus With … Zach Winthrop ’13

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A biology major and defender on the men’s soccer team, Zach Winthrop ’13 (Philadelphia, Pa.) discusses the effectiveness of insecticides, the importance of hustle, and taking things one game at a time.   What do you enjoy about your major? I enjoy biology because it answers the questions we all have about the world and [...]