It’s March Madness…Field Hockey Style

The Friends of Lafayette Field Hockey is challenging field hockey alumni as well as past and current parents to take part in a bracket challenge from Mar 23- April 13. Alumni and Parents have been challenged to make a gift during the designated period. The amount of the gift is not tallied just the fact that you gave.

Liza Welch and Lisa Van der Geest combine on a corner

The game is divided by graduation year and by parent year. Daily updates will be provided via Twitter from the Lafayette Maroon Club  and weekly tallies can be found on the field hockey twitter, facebook, and instagram Lafayette field hockey accounts.

If 100 DONORS participate in the challenge, an anonymous alum will contribute $5,000 to support the field hockey program. In addition, the winning group will win a catered pre-game or post-game tailgate at a mutually agreed upon Field Hockey game in 2017. If you make a gift online or by mail specify Field Hockey Bracket Challenge in the appropriate box.

Cameron Costello looks for teammates against JMU




Only the participation rates matter.

The amount of money raised is not  a factor

Minimum donation to be eligible is $10

We encourage online donation but mailed donations are gratefully accepted

No one donor or group of donors can donate on behalf of the entire group ( e.g. one entry per person)


Aliza Furneaux and Rosa Jonckeer block the advance of a Fairfield player

The groups are:




1996- 2000




Parents 2007-2017

Parents 2006-and earlier

Pass on and share this article with your friends and teammates. Let the game begin!!!

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William Rappolt

I am past chairman of the Lafayette Friends of Field Hockey and a former BOT member at Lafayette College. My wife and I are members of the Board of Trustees for USA Field Hockey Foundation. I am currently Chairman of that Board. I am the retired treasurer of M and T Bank Corporation and a 30 year fan of Division one field hockey

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