The Centennial Conference has announced that intercollegiate competition will be suspended for the fall semester as member institutions seek to ensure the health and safety of students, faculty, staff, and communities amid the unprecedented challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. This decision applies to all sports teams at Franklin & Marshall, regardless of division or conference status.
Franklin & Marshall announced on July 1, 2020, its intention to return in the fall with a blended model of in-person and online instruction that prioritizes health and safety, academic integrity, and the student experience. Our plan also is designed to support equity, provide flexibility for those with medical and travel challenges, and enable our community to be nimble in a fast-changing landscape.
Lauren Packer Webster has been appointed the new director of athletics & recreation of Franklin & Marshall College, President Barbara K. Altmann announced. Packer Webster, who was selected out of a national pool of highly qualified candidates, will assume her role Aug. 3.
A statement from the Franklin & Marshall Athletics coaches and administrators in support of our student-athletes, alumni and families in condemning the inequities and injustices that prevail in our country.
Franklin & Marshall swimmer Jonathon Sinton earned a place on the 2020 CoSIDA Academic All-District At-Large Team, announced on Thursday. Sinton garnered the accolade for the second consecutive year and is now in the running for Academic All-America honors, which is set to be announced on Wednesday, June 17th.
Twelve of Franklin & Marshall College’s athletic teams entered the 2020 spring season in customary fashion – with optimism. Some held national championship aspirations. First-years were eager to prove themselves on the field of competition. Sophomores and juniors looked to improve on their previous seasons, and seniors had hopes of closing the books on their Diplomat careers with one final, definitive chapter.
A total of 44 Franklin & Marshall student-athletes, representing all 10 eligible Diplomat sports teams, earned a place on the 2020 Centennial Conference (CC) Spring Academic Honor Roll, announced by the league office on Thursday.
Franklin & Marshall wrestling coach Mike Rogers announced the program's incoming class of 2024. The six-member group is geographically-diverse, as two student-athletes hail from Pennsylvania, along with one each from Indiana, New Jersey, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts.
Erin Coverdale of the field hockey team and Kevin Mollihan of the men’s lacrosse team were presented with the highest honors given to Franklin & Marshall senior athletes at the annual awards ceremony on Monday.
Franklin & Marshall athletics annual end of the year awards, premiering on Monday, May 4 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. EST
- Brief Welcome Messages from Special Guests
- EppSPY's Award Ceremony
- Announcement of Team Winner for Diplomat Cup Award
- SALC Sportsmanship Award
- Delphic Award
- Leadership Distinction Award
- Karvasales Award (Female Student-Athlete)
- Garrigues Award (Male Student-Athlete)
- Closing Remarks - SALC Co-Presidents
Franklin & Marshall’s Emmett LiCastri was named a Scholar All-American by the National Wrestling Coaches Association. The Diplomats placed 12th among all Division I programs in GPA with a 3.2942 team average to earn a place on the Scholar All-American Teams list.
Thrilling dual-meet finishes defined the Franklin & Marshall wrestling program’s 2019-20 season, giving fans and supporters an optimistic outlook moving forward. The Diplomats concluded the year with a 5-7 overall record, good for the most wins in four seasons.
Franklin & Marshall finished the 2019-20 season strong, winning three of its final four games but narrowly missed a spot in the Centennial Conference (CC) Tournament. F&M ended the year with an 11-14 record, including going 7-11 in CC action.
Throughout the remainder of the school year, Franklin & Marshall athletics is re-airing video broadcasts of the most-memorable Diplomat contests from the last five years on the department's Youtube Channel. Live premieres will debut every night at 7:00 p.m. EST.
Franklin & Marshall women's basketball went on a blistering 6-1 run to finish off their season, ultimately registering a 12-13 record on the year and a second straight season with a 10-10 mark in Centennial Conference (CC) action.
Franklin & Marshall’s 2019-20 men’s swimming season will be remembered for what was and for what could have been. The program’s first undefeated dual season since 1964-65 and the team’s first Centennial Conference (CC) Championship since 2010 will define this group of Diplomats for years to come. And six NCAA Qualifiers, many with National Championship aspirations, offered a tantalizing potential of greatness in a season cut entirely too short.
It is hard to express in only a few paragraphs how much Franklin & Marshall and the lacrosse program has impacted my life. When I started 3.5 years ago, I was a scared little first-year, nervous and excited to begin a new chapter of my life. My first year was filled with hardships, both on and off the athletic field, but it was my teammates who helped me through them all.
Franklin & Marshall's women's swimming team earned third place at the 2020 Centennial Conference (CC) Championships - the program's best showing in four years - claiming three relay bronzes on Feb. 20-23 to cap off a successful 2019-20 campaign.
Franklin & Marshall’s men’s squash team displayed talent and tenacity throughout the 2019-20 campaign, providing memorable upsets of the nation’s top programs, returning to the Hoehn Cup (B Division) of the CSA Team Championships for the second straight year, and breaking the program’s single-season wins record in the process.
Franklin & Marshall's women's indoor track and field team finished their 2019-20 campaign on a high note, resetting a school and Centennial Conference mark in the 4x800 relay and bringing home gold and bronze medals from the Centennial Conference (CC) Indoor Championships for an eighth-place finish on March 1.