September 17, 2011
When: Saturday at 6 p.m., Franklin Field (ESPN3.com, WNTP-AM 990). Records: Lafayette, 0-2; Penn, first game . Series: The Quakers lead, 62-21-4, having won last season's game, 19-14, at Franklin Field. Coaches: Penn, Al Bagnoli (20th season, 131-57); Lafayette, Frank Tavani (12th season, 62-62). THREE THINGS TO WATCH Leopards opponents have averaged more than 200 yards passing and 125 yards rushing, which could mean big games for Penn quaterback Billy Ragone and tailback Brandon Colavita . With the graduation Andrew Samson , the Quakers hand over their place-kicking duties to freshman Connor Loftus , a highly recruited kicker out of southern Calfornia.
September 15, 2012
When: Saturday, 6 p.m. Where: Fisher Stadium, Bethlehem, Pa. Records: Penn (0-0), Lafayette (1-0) TV/Radio: Pennathletics.com/WFIL-AM (560) Coaches: Penn, Al Bagnoli (21st season at Penn, 222-81 overall, 136-62 at Penn); Lafayette, Frank Tavani (13th season, 67-69) Series: Penn leads, 62-22-4, but Lafayette won last year, 37-12. THREE THINGS TO WATCH Will Lafayette have a letdown after a 17-14 win at William and Mary, a week after the Tribe barely lost to Maryland, 7-6?
April 18, 2012
Germantown Academy's Nick Lindner, a 5-foot-10 junior guard, has committed to play basketball at Lafayette. In 30 games last season, Lindner averaged 17.8 points and helped lead the Patriots to a 20-10 overall record and a 6-4 mark in the Inter-Academic League. He was a first-team all-Inter-Ac selection. - Rick O'Brien
January 29, 2001 |
Lafayette felt familiar to Roman Catholic senior Joe McCourt. It felt as if he had been there before. McCourt, The Inquirer's city football player of the year last season, made an oral commitment to Lafayette on Thursday. He said he was impressed with the coaching staff during the recruiting process and the campus during his official visit. But he also liked that Lafayette was not too big - just like Roman. And he liked that Lafayette was in a rebuilding process - just like Roman when he arrived four years ago. "It just reminded me of Roman," McCourt said.
April 20, 1999 |
Greg McCleary had just finished an OK, but nothing special junior basketball season at West Catholic High when coach Bill Ludlow sat him down for an evaluation. "Coach Ludlow said he thought I could become a Patriot League or Ivy League player," McCleary said. "Was I surprised? Well, what I thought was that coach Ludlow knows basketball pretty well, so it must be possible. " It was. McCleary, a 6-5 forward for the Burrs' Catholic League runners-up, announced last night that he had made an oral commitment to Lafayette, the Patriot champ and NCAA Tournament participant, that is coached by former Penn assistant Fran O'Hanlon.
May 24, 1987 |
The French Mint has struck a series of commemorative coins honoring Gilbert, Marquis de Lafayette. The 100-franc coin is the sixth in a series commemorating people and events that shaped French history. The coin, cast in platinum, gold, silver and palladium, will be issued in proof and uncirculated condition. The silver coin also will be struck in piedfort (double weight) in both proof and uncirculated condition. This coin is noteworthy in the series because the portrait on the obverse has been struck from 200-year-old dies preserved by the French Mint after it issued a medal in 1789 marking Lafayette's appointment as commander of the French National Guard.
January 29, 1991 |
Going into last night's game with Penn, Lafayette's basketball team had lost seven of its last eight games, and had its coach wondering if the Leopards were ever going to win again. But Lafayette looked like a worldbeater in its 83-72 win over the Quakers, a game that was not as close as the final score indicates. Lafayette (5-13) led by 24 points with just over three minutes to play. The Quakers cut the final margin to just 11 in the remaining garbage time. "We were down to our last thread," Lafayette senior point guard Bruce Stankavage said.
July 27, 2011
OF LA SALLE'S 15 non-conference opponents, eight won at least 18 games last season. The Explorers' season opens with Patriot League finalist Lafayette Nov. 11 at the Gola Arena. The Explorers will be at Villanova Nov. 15 and Pittsburgh a week later. They host NCAA participants Bucknell (Dec. 3) and Boston University (Dec. 29). Two other postseason qualifiers, James Madison (Nov. 19) and Rider (Nov. 26), also come to Philadelphia. The Rider game will be played at the Palestra as part of the Hoop Group Classic.
April 25, 2012 |
Lafayette midfielder Ana White (Strath Haven) was named first team all-Patriot League in women's lacrosse. The Patriot League rookie of the year in 2011, White was named the league's player of the week five times this season when she set a league record with 113 draw controls. White scored 36 goals. Navy's Kathy Young (Villa Maria Academy) also was named first team all-Patriot League at midfield. Melissa Scanzano (Haverford) scored five goals as Cabrini (8-8)