Niagara Hockey names Lammers Head Coach

NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. -  For the first time in 16 years, the Niagara University Purple Eagles Men's Hockey team has a head coach that is not Dave Burkholder. Niagara announced on Monday that the search for a new bench boss is over and Jason Lammers is the winner. Currently the Head Coach and General Manager … Continue reading Niagara Hockey names Lammers Head Coach

Purple Eagles defeat Bobcats in barn burner, will be at home for opening round

NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT- Quinnipiac and visiting Niagara pulled out all the stops in Sunday's MAAC lacrosse match, but it was Niagara that walked away with the victory when the dust settled, 21-16. Alexis Morales and Rachel MacCheyne each had five goals to pace the offensive juggernaut. Caroline Crump added four goals as well. "It wasn't … Continue reading Purple Eagles defeat Bobcats in barn burner, will be at home for opening round

ICYMI: Student-Athlete Profile: Amelia Gulley

She's been a star for her team, but the road has not always been paved with gold. As a successful NCAA Division I institution, Niagara University allures student-athletes from all over the world to become Purple Eagles. Though athletes from beyond North America have historically not been very common at Niagara, the school boasts quite … Continue reading ICYMI: Student-Athlete Profile: Amelia Gulley

Lacrosse heads to playoffs after defeating Monmouth

NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y.- A 13-8 victory over the Monmouth Hawks on Saturday punched the Niagara Purple Eagles' ticket to a third consecutive appearance in the MAAC Women's Lacrosse Championship. Rachel MacCheyne turned in the finest performance of her career, scoring a personal record seven points (5G+2A). Jill Ford scored three goals while Caroline Crump and … Continue reading Lacrosse heads to playoffs after defeating Monmouth

MacCheyne leads battery-powered Niagara past Sienna

LOUDONVILLE, N.Y.- For the first time since 2003, Niagara Purple Eagles Lacrosse is 3-1 in MAAC play, compliments of a solid 15-9 victory over the Sienna Saints on Wednesday. It was business as usual for Rachel MacCheyne, leading her team with four goals and an assist. "This was our most complete game all season," said … Continue reading MacCheyne leads battery-powered Niagara past Sienna

Purple Eagles down Jaspers on memorable Senior Day

NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. - A dominant first half that which led to an 11-4 lead was enough to propel the Niagara University Purple Eagles over the Manhattan College Jaspers on Senior Day at Niagara Field. Manhattan proved persistent and made the contest thrilling to the end, but the Purple Eagles walked away with the victory, … Continue reading Purple Eagles down Jaspers on memorable Senior Day

ICYMI: Student Athlete Profile: Grace Hunt, Rachel MacCheyne and Alexis Morales

There are two ways of inspiration in sports; by words and by example. A leader by example is most often one that lets her actions do the talking. She might not be even be the captain of her team or even the best player, but she is more often than not the hardest working. In … Continue reading ICYMI: Student Athlete Profile: Grace Hunt, Rachel MacCheyne and Alexis Morales

Stags holds on to beat Purple Eagles in offensive juggernaut

NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. - Despite posting one of their best offensive performances of the season, Niagara lacrosse fell to the Fairfield University Stags, 14-10. Alexis Morales (3G+ 1A) and Grace Hunt (1G+3A) each recorded four points for Niagara. Head Coach Wendy Stone attributed the narrow defeat to unintelligent play. "(We) made too many mental mistakes … Continue reading Stags holds on to beat Purple Eagles in offensive juggernaut

Pietrobon to try out for Sabres’ affiliate

NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. - Former Niagara University Purple Eagles forward Stephen Pietrobon has been granted a tryout with the ECHL's Elmira Jackals, Niagara Athletics announced on Saturday. The Jackals are the tertiary affiliate of the NHL's Buffalo Sabres. Pietrobon appeared in 130 games for the Purple Eagles throughout his career, scoring 19 goals and 25 … Continue reading Pietrobon to try out for Sabres’ affiliate

Purple Eagles can’t keep pace with Rutgers

The Rutgers University Scarlet Knights were too much for the Niagara University Purple Eagles to handle in Tuesday night's MAAC lacrosse matchup, starting the game with five unanswered goals en route to an 18-8 victory. Despite the Purple Eagles' best efforts, seven unanswered goals by the Scarlet Knights was too big a mountain to climb … Continue reading Purple Eagles can’t keep pace with Rutgers