Lafayette Field Hockey Leads The League In Attendance

Molly McAndrews eludes a VCU defender

Win Tomorrow Would Lock Up Winning Season

The Leopards will be playing Bucknell tomorrow at Rappolt Field at noon. The Leopards currently are 9-6, and a win would give the them 10 wins and a winning season no matter what happens. That is not to say a win would  also keep the Leopards in the hunt to host the Patriot League Championship Tournament.

The Field Hockey team’s success has come with notice. Our team enjoys very good fan support having 2975 fans attend their home games this fall so far. That is an average of 372 fans a game, that is 165 more fans per game than American, the next closest team in attendance in the league.

Tomorrow is an ideal day to add to that total with the soccer teams being away and football not starting until 3:30. If the Leopards get the win, they will be the FIRST Lafayette team in any sport, with a winning record in five years. I have been watching field hockey for 30 years and this team is good, maybe even very good. They have held ranked to teams to overtime games and in one case beat them. They have overcome injuries, to continue winning and they are well led. And tomorrow will be sunny I am informed. Even if they lose tomorrow they could still host having beaten Richmond while Bucknell and American lost. Lafayette will win the tiebreaker if they beat American next week..

Yes, Lafayette fans, if any team deserves support it is these young women. I do not diminish  the difficulty of tomorrow’s game, but think what a “12th” team member in the stands could do. So take your car, get the convenient bus to Metzgar and support our Leopards by being in your seat tomorrow!!!  I would hope we would see students, administrators, and faculty, join with our loyal parents, and regular fans and give these young women the support they have earned. Anything less would not be supportive of the importance of establishing a winning culture at the school!!

The stands at Rappolt can hold 750, lets fill them up!!!

After that, go back to Fisher and watch our football team make it a two-fer against the Bison tomorrow.  Go Pards

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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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