Lafayette hosted a “Celebration of Coach Bill Lawson’s Life” Sept. 8 in the Kirby Sports Center arena, honoring the life of the late head coach. Lawson retired following the 2002 season, ending a 37-year career at Lafayette in which he coached three different sports. He later returned in 2007 as a volunteer assistant men’s lacrosse [...]
The Lafayette Sports Network will provide live coverage of all 11 games on the 2013 Leopards football schedule for the 11th straight season. LSN is partnering with ESPN on as many as 10 broadcasts for distribution of LSN telecasts on ESPN3 and ESPN GamePlan. View the 2013 football schedule LSN’s broadcast team will double in [...]
The F.M. Kirby Foundation has donated $2 million to the College to endow the position of head football coach. The position, which is occupied by Frank Tavani in his 14th year, will now carry the title Fred M. Kirby II ’42 Head Football Coach. Funds from the endowment will be used for football coaches’ salaries, [...]
Jared Mintz ’11 will study and play basketball at the University of Ulster in Jordanstown, Northern Ireland, during the 2013-14 academic year through a Victory Scholarship from the Sports Changes Lives Foundation. The foundation allows student-athletes to continue their athletic and academic careers by playing on a collegiate team and studying in a graduate program at an [...]
The Lafayette field hockey team and captain Deanna DiCroce ’13 received the Patriot League Women’s Team of the Year and Female Athlete of the Year awards, respectively. In the team category, the Leopards were matched up against Colgate volleyball, Navy women’s basketball, Bucknell track and field, and Navy women’s lacrosse. From June 4-27, fans were [...]
In the College’s 13 Division I spring sports, 167 students were named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll. To be eligible for this distinction, student athletes need to record at least a 3.20 grade point average (GPA) during the semester. Twelve members of the baseball team claimed places on the honor roll, which is [...]
Bruce McCutcheon has been named one of 28 winners of the Under Armour Athletic Director of the Year award. McCutcheon has orchestrated a far-reaching upgrade to athletics facilities, bolstered the coaching staffs and other personnel, played a key role in the development of a visual identity program, implemented a comprehensive leadership development program for student-athletes, and built upon Lafayette’s long-standing tradition of scholar-athlete excellence.
Sixteen of Lafayette’s 23 Division I sports have received 2012-13 NCAA Division I Academic Performance Program Public Recognition Award. The awards are given to teams scoring in the top 10 percent of Academic Progress Rates (APR), the NCAA’s measure of academic achievement for every Division I sports team. Each of Lafayette’s 16 teams honored participate [...]
The PARDees, Lafayette’s senior student-athlete awards ceremony, were held Thursday evening at the Williams Center for the Arts. More than 100 student-athletes and their families celebrated the close of the Class of 2013′s competitive careers. Four seniors stood out from the pack. Tony Johnson (Folsom, Calif.), Deanna DiCroce (Doylestown, Pa.), Blake Fink (Westhampton, N.J.) and Emily Valeo (Norristown, Pa.) took home the top honors as [...]
The Lafayette Sports Network (LSN) has been named a finalist for a College Sports Media Award. The awards are presented by the Sports Video Group (SVG) and the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA). LSN’s broadcast of the Lafayette men’s basketball game vs. Bucknell is a nominee for Best Live Game and Event [...]
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