Former Lakers Return to Campus for Mini-Reunion Weekends

Women’s Ice Hockey Coach Diane Dillon (left), who earned her 100th win on Feb. 13, enjoyed coaching the group of alumnae who returned to the ice on  Nov. 22 for a pickup game in the Marano Campus Center Arena.

Women’s Ice Hockey Coach Diane Dillon (left), who earned her 100th win on Feb. 13, enjoyed coaching the group of alumnae who returned to the ice on Nov. 22 for a pickup game in the Marano Campus Center Arena.

It’s not often that a hockey player in a white jersey casually goes over to the visiting team bench for a drink of water. Nor do the players on the home team typically use a big hug to slow their opponents from racing after a loose puck.

But this wasn’t an ordinary game. The women facing off in the Nov. 22 game in the Marano Campus Center Arena all wanted the same team to win—the Lakers women’s ice hockey team.

Twenty alumnae representing classes from 1983 to 2014 returned to campus for the Women’s Hockey Reunion, and most suited up in practice white and green jerseys to play in an alumnae-only game.

They were among hundreds of alumni-athletes who returned to campus last fall to reunite and relive game-day glories. Other reunions included men’s soccer, men’s and women’s lacrosse, men’s basketball, men’s hockey and men’s and women’s track and field. Most team reunions included an alumni-only contest, an informal dinner, a social and an opportunity to cheer on the current Lakers.

Alumni enjoyed a friendly game of lacrosse at Hidden Fields during their reunion on Oct. 3. The reunion was renamed The Ron Humphreys Alumni Lacrosse Weekend after the 1977 alumnus lost his battle with cancer in 1996.

Alumni enjoyed a friendly game of lacrosse at Hidden Fields during their reunion on Oct. 3. The reunion was renamed The Ron Humphreys Alumni Lacrosse Weekend after the 1977 alumnus lost his battle with cancer in 1996.

Alumni gathered in the Max Zeil Gymnasium in Lakers Hall for a friendly basketball game on Dec. 6, 2014. From left to right, standing: Chad Burridge ’12, Ken Sturges ’73, Chris Gilkes ’13, Mat Burridge ’07, Alan DeLine ’83, emeritus faculty in the public justice department, Jason Leone, men’s basketball coach. Left to right, front row: Ryan Schupp ’08, Jeff Robbins ’03, Ted Emmanuel ’90.

Alumni gathered in the Max Zeil Gymnasium in Lakers Hall for a friendly basketball game on Dec. 6, 2014. From left to right, standing: Chad Burridge ’12, Ken Sturges ’73, Chris Gilkes ’13, Mat Burridge ’07, Alan DeLine ’83, Jason Leone, men’s basketball coach. Left to right, front row: Ryan Schupp ’08, Jeff Robbins ’03, Ted Emmanuel ’90.

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