Leopards bring in eight freshmen to help mesh with a talented group of upperclassmen
Magadan and Arnold set to lead the Leopards in 2016
Lafayette will take on four 2015 NCAA Tournament teams; season begins Aug. 26
Hanover, Pa. native joins Leopards after two seasons at Hofstra
Crusaders score three times in the second half to secure league victory
Photos by Rick Smith
Photos by Rick Smith
Field Hockey Intrasquad Scrimmage
Lafayette 5, Holy Cross 0
Lafayette 4, Temple 2
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The 2016 season will be Jennifer Stone’s fourth as Lafayette’s head field hockey coach. The 2004 College Hill graduate had previously spent six years as an assistant coach for the Leopards after finishing her playing career as one of the most-successful players in program history.
Stone returned Lafayette to the Patriot League Tournament last fall, leading the team to three conference victories and a third-place finish in the regular season standings. Faced with a schedule that included four teams ranked in the end-of-season NFHCA Coaches’ Top-20 poll, Lafayette finished 9-10 overall, including a 7-3 mark at home. Stone coached four All-Patriot League performers, two All-Region players and one Patriot League All-Academic Team recipient. Lafayette forward Amanda Magadan also represented Team USA in the 2016 Junior Pan-American Championship in Trinidad & Tobago.
Stone guided Lafayette to six victories in 2014, including a season-opening triumph over No. 13 Boston College. That game was the first of five against nationally-ranked opposition for the Leopards in 2014. The team also stayed close throughout in a 2-1 defeat to eventual national champions UConn on September 21 at Rappolt Field.
In her debut season, Stone led the team to a spot in the Patriot League Tournament for an eighth-consecutive year. Lafayette finished 3-3 in regular season conference matchups, ultimately falling 2-1 in overtime to league champions American during the semifinal round.
The Leopards have received 11 All-Patriot League and four NFHCA Mideast All-Region selections in Stone’s first three years at the helm. The program additionally topped the conference with 17 Academic Honor Roll recipients in 2014.As an assistant, Stone helped Lafayette earn conference championships in both 2011 and 2012, giving the program nine Patriot League titles overall. The 2012 squad, which was ranked as high as No. 11 nationally, finished 17-3 overall and earned an at-large bid into the NCAA Tournament.
The Newtown, Pa., native graduated from Lafayette in 2004 with degrees in Economics & Business and Art. Stone started every game of her career and is third in the Leopard record books in career points (135) and career goals (51). She also is second in career assists, with 33. She was selected team captain her final season and finished her career ranked third in the Patriot League in career assists.
Stone was named to the STX/NFHCA Division I All-America Second Team and received the Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year award following her senior campaign. She was also named to the NFHCA Mideast All-Region First Team and was chosen to play in the NFHCA Senior North/South All-Star Game. Stone was recognized by the Lehigh Valley Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women, receiving its Field Hockey Student-Athlete of the Year Award in 2004.
During her time as a Leopard, Stone also played four years of varsity lacrosse where she was a team captain during her senior season, as well as earning All-America honors after being named to the Brine/IWLCA Mid-Atlantic Second Team in 2003. She was named the Mid-Atlantic Regional Player of the Year as well as the LVAIAW Women's Lacrosse Player of the Year.
Stone has continued playing after graduation a member of the USFHA High Performance teams. In 2009 she competed on the New Jersey region squad and has been a member of the Pennsylvania region team the past three years. She attended the NCAA Women's Coaches Academy where she is a graduate of the Atlanta Class of 2008. Stone holds a Level II USFHA Coaching Accreditation and currently serves as the Head Coach of the USFHA Futures Elite Academy site at Lafayette.
Stone earned a Masters of Science degree in Sport & Recreation Management from Temple University in 2011.