Athletics

Jeff Mutis '89

April 11, 2014

Catching Up with Former Major League Pitcher Jeff Mutis ’89

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Economics and business graduate and baseball player Jeff Mutis ’89 discusses his life after Lafayette. Mutis, who is a software engineerfor Precision Computer Solutions, pitched in the Major Leagues from 1991-94 for the Cleveland Indians and the Florida Marlins.

Field Hockey

March 24, 2014

Field Hockey Team Earns National Academic Honor

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The field hockey team has earned a spot on the 2013 National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division I National Academic Team Award list. The award recognizes institutions that have achieved a team GPA of 3.0 or higher during the first semester of the 2013-14 academic year. Katelyn Arnold ’17 (Coopersburg, Pa.), Aliza Furneaux ’17 [...]

Elise Buffinton '14

March 11, 2014

Elise Buffinton ’14 Wins Pole Vault at ECAC Championships

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Elise Buffinton ’14 (Lewisburg, Pa.) became Lafayette’s second woman to win an Eastern College Athletic Conference Indoor Track and Field Championship when she pole vaulted 12’ 11 ½” last weekend at Boston University. Buffinton, an engineering studies major, is the indoor and outdoor school record holder in pole vault. She won the Indoor and Outdoor [...]

Rachel Pena '14

March 3, 2014

Rachel Pena ’14 Wins Patriot League Championship in Weight Throw

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English major Rachel Pena ’14 (Ridgefield Park, N.J.) won the weight throw at the Patriot League Championships last weekend, tossing the weight 18.87 meters and earning a place on the All-Patriot League First Team. She was also one of 11 track and field athletes named to the Academic All-Patriot League Team. To be eligible, a [...]

The Leopards defeated Lehigh 77-71 in the newly-renovated Kirby arena.

February 25, 2014

Slam Dunk: Big Changes Enhance Kirby Arena

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As Dillard ’81, P’13 and Jeff ’84 Kirby sat in an office within Kirby Sports Center late Sunday morning, their seats provided a view that any Leopards fan would love. “It’s wonderful,” says Jeff Kirby, “to watch the stream of people coming down the steps [through Fisher Stadium] and into the arena to see the [Lafayette vs. Lehigh [...]

Mark Ross '14 heads for the end zone. Photo by Kenya Allen

February 4, 2014

92 Students Named to Patriot League Academic Honor Roll

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From the College’s seven Division I fall sports teams, 92 students were named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll. To be eligible for the honor roll, student athletes need to record at least a 3.20 grade point average during the semester. The men’s and women’s cross country teams combined for 12 honor roll students. [...]

Tony Johnson '13 leads SPM Shooters in minutes per game (29.1) and is sixth in the league in assists (3.8 apg).

January 27, 2014

House on the Hill: Tony Johnson ’13 Plays Professional Basketball in Holland

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When he gets fouled these days, they’re more forceful and physical. Tony Johnson ’13 had a feeling that was coming. And when he and his teammates went to a Dutch farm to get accustomed to the culture in Holland, he enjoyed experimenting on a rope course and trying a zip line. Then he was asked [...]

Donald Lordan '65 slides into first.

January 6, 2014

Maroon Club Hall of Fame Class of 2013 Honored

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Three former student-athletes and one team comprise the Maroon Club Hall of Fame Class of 2013. Harvey Cohen ’40, Don Lordan ’65, Ali Murphy ’97, and the 1971-72 NIT men’s basketball team were honored at a ceremony during the fall semester. Harvey Cohen ’40 – Men’s Lacrosse Cohen served as team captain for the Leopards [...]

Mark Ross '14 heads for the end zone. Photo by Kenya Allen

December 20, 2013

Mark Ross ’14 and Brad Bormann ’14 Earn Academic All-America Honors

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Mark Ross ’14 (Aliquippa, Pa.) and Brad Bormann ’14 (Flemington, N.J.) have been named to the Capital One Academic All-America Division I Football Second Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America. They were eligible for the honor after garnering Capital One Academic All-District II Team honors last month. Honorees must be a starter [...]

Mark Ross '14 heads for the end zone. Photo by Kenya Allen

December 2, 2013

Mark Ross ’14 Named Patriot League Football Scholar-Athlete of the Year

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Mark Ross ’14 (Aliquippa, Pa.) has been named the 2013 Patriot League Football Scholar-Athlete of the Year. He heads a group of three Lafayette student-athletes named to the Academic All-Patriot League Team. An economics major, Ross won Capital One Academic All-District II honors in 2012 and 2013 and was also named to the 2012 FCS [...]