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4 College Senior

Athletics: For students who want to get in or stay in shape the workout facilities are good, and there is also a LA Fitness and Fitness 19 not oo far from campus for those looking for more convenient times to workout.

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5 College Junior

Athletics: I don't really follow the sport activities that take place at La Roche College. I see basketball players and baseball players who sometimes wear their jerseys with dirt stains on them or clean. But, I don't hear a lot of talk about on-campus sports.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: I go to a few sport games. Basketball has the biggest crowds and fans. Baseball games, no one goes too except for family and a few friends that live on campus. It's pretty boring. We have lacrosse but there games are mainly away games. I have never been to a soccer game since I've been attending this school.

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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: baseball is really talented, basketball is most attended by students, soccer has lame house parties, and no one pays attention to lacrosse

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Baseball is popular, but I never hear anything about it.


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  • 544th
    Most Active Varsity Sports
  • 735th
    Best Intramural Sports

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Amy Pennington
Zelienople, Pa.
Writing/French minor
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Athletics at La Roche are not well followed by the majority of the student body. Although the College offers a variety of varsity sports, most students can't seem to be bothered with attending games and other events. The lack of fans is unfortunate for the athletes, who get little or no support at their games. On average, there are only a handful of students in attendance at sporting events on campus. However, students who do attend games usually have a good time. Admission is free, and the most of the teams are pretty good.

At basketball games, students are encouraged to sit in the "Hawk's Nest," the student cheering section, but most of the cheering is done by the cheerleaders. In general, the College has very little school spirit. This could be because there isn't a football team at La Roche, which is frowned upon in a city where football is the most prevalent sport. Or perhaps it is because there is little or no advertisement of the sporting events on campus. Or maybe it's just because La Roche is a small school, and the games are never televised or considered high in rank. Since La Roche is an artsy school, most students who have an interest in sports actually play the sports they like, leaving plenty of room in the stands. Whatever the reason, the athletics here are lacking in number and fans.

Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
  • NAA
  • NCAA
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conferences
Football: N/A
Basketball: Division III Independents
School Colors
Red and white
School Nickname
Men Playing Varsity Sports
102 - 23%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
75 - 12%
Men's Varsity Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
Club Sports
  • Roller hockey
  • Ski and board
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Table tennis
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Karate
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
Athletic Fields & Facilities
Kerr Fitness and Sports Center
Most Popular Sports
Soccer, baseball, and basketball are the most popular.
Most Overlooked Teams
Roller hockey
School Spirit
The words "school spirit" hardly exist at La Roche. Not many care about the College's sports except for the athletes and their closest friends, so don't expect people to be cheering too loudly. Lots of students do attend school dances or contests to win prizes, though. They also like to wear La Roche T-shirts and hoodies from the bookstore to class.
Getting Tickets
Most sporting events are free and aren't usually very crowded.
Best Place to Take a Walk
There is a trail that runs behind the baseball and soccer fields that is a wonderful place to take a walk when the weather is nice.

Student Polls

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 16 responses

  • 6% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
  • 19% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 69% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 6% No one pays attention to varsity sports.

How would you describe the athletic facilities?    Based on 14 responses

  • 7% The athletic facilities are some of the best in the country.
  • 50% Sports are important, and the quality of facilities shows that-for both athletes and non-athletes.
  • 43% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 0% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.

How popular are intramurals and club sports?    Based on 14 responses

  • 21% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).
  • 29% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 36% Some people participate in them, but they aren't a big part of campus life.
  • 14% Almost no one participates in them.



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