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.