Franklin & Marshall Director of Athletics and Recreation Patricia S.W. Epps announced the hiring of Brooke Kalman as head coach of the softball program. Kalman, who will officially begin her role on Aug. 14, becomes the 10th coach in the program's history.
Franklin & Marshall Director of Athletics and Recreation Patricia S.W. Epps announced the hiring of Kaitlyn Hamilton Eager as head coach of the field hockey program. Eager, who will officially begin her role on Aug. 14, is the 13th head coach in the history of the program and returns to the Diplomats following a highly-successful, six-season stint as an assistant at F&M from 2010-15.
Franklin & Marshall head rowing coach Kendall Mulligan announced the additions of Caitlin McDonnell and Ellie Jones as assistant coaches for the upcoming 2017-18 season. McDonnell will serve as an assistant for the women’s team, while Jones will fill the same role for the men’s squad.
Franklin & Marshall Director of Athletics and Recreation Patricia S.W. Epps announced the hiring of Josh Schofield as head coach of the men’s and women’s tennis programs. Schofield, who will officially assume his role on August 8th, becomes the 17th head coach in the history of the men’s program and the seventh all time for the women’s team.
Taylor Freud ’17 was named to the 2017 Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Zag Sports Division III Academic Honor Roll, marking the second straight season she earned a place on the list.
Franklin & Marshall’s men’s golf team was recognized by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) with a place on the 2017 All-Academic Team. The Diplomats were one of just two Centennial Conference (CC) schools, with Swarthmore also garnering the honor, to earn a spot on the list.
Franklin & Marshall’s Brandon Federici and Daniel Osley both earned a place on the 2016-17 National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court. The achievement is reserved for men's collegiate basketball student-athletes who excelled in academics during the past season.
Franklin & Marshall College’s Becca Meyers won her second career ESPY’s honor last night at the 25th annual awards ceremony, hosted by NFL great Peyton Manning and televised by ESPN from Los Angeles, topping a field of five nominees for Best Female Athlete with a Disability honor. The Diplomats' All-American swimmer also won the accolade, which is determined by fan voting, in 2015.
Franklin & Marshall’s Glenn Robinson returned from a 10-day trip throughout Spain in June that saw the Diplomats’ 46-year head coach join the Beyond Basketball Spain staff to lead a group of current student-athletes in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Franklin & Marshall College’s Becca Meyers was once again named a nominee for the 2017 ESPYs Best Female Athlete with a Disability Award. The Diplomats’ All-American swimmer previously won the accolade in 2015.
Franklin & Marshall’s men’s and women’s swimming teams each earned Scholar All-America Recognition by the College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA), announced on Wednesday. The award recognizes collegiate swimming and diving teams that have achieved a team grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
Franklin & Marshall’s Vanessa Budd continued to snap up postseason awards on Tuesday after being named Inside Lacrosse (IL) Defender of the Year. The recognition marks the first time that a Diplomat has won the award, but is Budd’s second National Defender of the Year distinction after also being named IWLCA Defender of the Year earlier this month.
Franklin & Marshall College will induct three new individuals and a pair of historic teams into its Athletic Hall of Fame on Homecoming and Family Weekend. The 1964 football team, the 2007 women’s lacrosse team, Peter Bidstrup ’86, Michelle Fisher ’89 and Melissa McDonald ’93 will be honored at an induction ceremony scheduled for Friday, October 20th.
Franklin & Marshall’s men’s lacrosse team reached new heights in 2017, climbing as high as No. 10 in the national rankings courtesy of a lengthy regular-season win streak, while the program captured its first-ever Centennial Conference (CC) Championship, advanced to the NCAA Third Round, and in the process, set a program-record for wins in a season with 16.
Success proved to be woven into the fabric of Franklin & Marshall’s women’s lacrosse program as 2017 presented yet another year of sustained achievement. The Diplomats claimed their seventh Centennial Conference (CC) Crown and 12th overall Conference Championship while advancing to the NCAA Sweet 16 for the fifth straight year and winning 15 or more games for the 11th time in the last 12 years after compiling a 17-5 overall record.
Franklin & Marshall’s Paige Moriarty was named the 2017 Inside Lacrosse (IL) Co-Attacker of the Year for Division III, announced on Thursday. The honor is the second straight for Moriarty and marked the third time a Diplomat earned the distinction, joining Jen Pritchard in 2007.
Five gold medals at the Centennial Conference (CC) Championships and an athlete competing at the NCAA Championships for the eighth consecutive year amounted to another successful season for Franklin & Marshall women’s track and field in 2017.
Franklin & Marshall football players, families and coaching staff volunteered at the 2017 Lauren's First and Goal Football Camp held at Lafayette College this past weekend. The camp raised more than $130,000 through registrations and donations.
New challengers emerged to attempt and put an end to Franklin & Marshall’s unparalleled Centennial Conference (CC) dominance but were dealt the same fate as past opponents, when the Diplomats won their fourth straight CC Men’s Golf Championship and eighth Crown in the previous 10 years.
For the third straight year, a member of Franklin & Marshall’s women’s golf team earned All-Centennial Conference (CC) honors when freshman Anelise Browne ’20 capped off her unprecedented first-year campaign with a fourth-place showing at the 2017 CC Championships.
Franklin & Marshall’s Vanessa Budd was named the 2017 Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association’s (IWLCA) Defender of the Year for Division III, announced at the All-American banquet on Saturday evening. Budd was also announced as a nominee for the 2017 DIII Honda Woman Athlete of the Year for lacrosse.
Melissa Epstein’s parents were hesitant to allow their youngest daughter to attend Franklin & Marshall College. On the surface, that statement appears counterintuitive. Both Jay Epstein ’80 and Stephanie Simon ’81 graduated from the school. Jay was a captain and No. 1 on the men’s squash team’s ladder while Stephanie competed on the women’s tennis team. They met at Spring Arts, one of the College’s most cherished traditions held annually on Hartman Green.
After two weeks of travel through South Africa, the Franklin & Marshall women’s and men’s soccer teams have returned from their respective adventures through the Rainbow Nation. The journey marked the first time that F&M President Dan Porterfield made the trip, the first time the women’s team traveled to South Africa, and the fourth time that the men’s team undertook the excursion.
Women’s tennis proved to be one of the Centennial Conference’s (CC) best teams with a permanent position near the top of the standings throughout the course of 2017 while earning the program's fourth straight CC Tournament appearance. The Diplomats reached the Semifinals for the third time in the last four years, falling to No. 40 Swarthmore by a 5-0 score to close out the season with a 12-5, 8-2 CC record.