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3 College Freshman

Athletics: The only bad thing about La Roche athletics is that there is no Football team. Baseball is the schools strong sport and their most watched and followed I believe.

3 College Junior

Athletics: We don't have football, but we do have men and women's basketball, volleyball, baseball, softball, lacrosse, and cross country. The most attended events are men and women's basket ball by far; the girls frequently make playoffs so once they've acquire a spot, student attendance sky rockets. As for the other sports, most students simply know of their existence, but don't go to meets/games. School spirit is pretty high I would say; if basketball or baseball make it to playoffs, you can easily tell by the way kids are acting and the support shirts they wear. For facilities, we only have a gym with a basketball court, lifting areas, and field for softball and one for baseball. I have only ever attended a basketball game and the gym is quite nice. We recently renovated the baseball area so I would figure that looks better than it DID.

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: For a Division 3 school the school focuses on certain popular sports which has a big fan base. The smaller sports like cross country do not have a big fan base or a desire to do.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: I play on the women's soccer team and the experience has been great. The facilities are all new and the school supports us as players and as a team.

3 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: I don't see lot of athletic things for an international student to do so I can't say anything in particular about it.


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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 27 responses

  • 4% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
  • 26% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 63% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 7% No one pays attention to varsity sports.

How popular are intramurals and club sports?    Based on 25 responses

  • 28% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).
  • 20% 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.
  • 16% Almost no one participates in them.

How would you describe the athletic facilities?    Based on 25 responses

  • 8% The athletic facilities are some of the best in the country.
  • 48% Sports are important, and the quality of facilities shows that-for both athletes and non-athletes.
  • 36% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 8% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.



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