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Spring Sports Athletes Receive City & State Recognition

With Lausanne athletics already preparing for next season, awards continue to roll in for our spring sports athletes from the success of last season, with soccer, tennis and track student-athletes receiving city and state recognition.  Three Lynx soccer players were named to the Daily Memphis All-Metro team: Max Gilbert ’23, Jad Hamze ’21 and Luca Iannaccone ’22. “I’m so proud of these student-athletes for a great season and their hard work, commitment lev... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Saturday, July 3, 2021

Cameron Payne '13 Helps Lead Suns To NBA Finals

Class of 2013 graduate Cameron Payne and the Phoenix Suns punched their ticket to the NBA Finals last night with a 130-103 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers, winning the Western Conference championship. In Wednesday night’s game-clinching win, Payne played 15 minutes and scored seven points to go along with seven assists. Instrumental in winning the series for the Suns, he stepped up in the absence of the injured Chris Paul in game two, scoring a career-high 29 points and dishing ... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Thursday, July 1, 2021

Maegan Laymon Joins Lausanne Athletics Department

The Lausanne athletic department got another boost last week with the addition of Maegan Laymon as the new physical education teacher. Laymon comes to Lausanne with an impressive history in lacrosse at the college level. An Ilion, New York native, she grew up playing soccer as well as participating in track and field with her two brothers. A dual-sport athlete in high school, she also became a state qualifier in bowling, a sport she also enjoyed with her brothers. She started her lacrosse c... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Friday, June 18, 2021

Behind Three Goals From Max Gilbert, Lynx Advance to Regional Championship

Behind three goals from Max Gilbert ’23, the Lausanne soccer team traveled to Cordova Tuesday night and defeated ECS, 3-1. Lausanne opened the scoring in the first half after a pass from Isaac Dorsey '22 set up a blast from Gilbert that found the back of the net. “Scoring first gave us the advantage of being able to focus on stopping their game plan," head coach Rogerio Lima said. "We could sense they were getting frustrated and that allowed us to control the game ... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Wednesday, May 12, 2021

After Announcing Retirement From Coaching, Lesa Mears Looks Back On Storied Career

Lausanne hired Sara Hammond as their basketball coach last week, a position made available when former head coach Lesa Mears announced her retirement from coaching after 38 years. While she enjoyed her last nine years of coaching at Lausanne, Mears basketball career began on the court over 45 years ago. A time when the girls’ game looked very different. “Girls played half court-3 guards who played defense on the opposing forwards and 3 forwards who were on the offensive end,&rdq... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Saturday, May 1, 2021

Lausanne Names Sara Hammond Head Coach Of Girls’ Basketball Team

Lausanne Collegiate School has added former Union University Lady Bulldogs assistant coach Sara Hammond as the new head coach of the girls' basketball team. Hammond comes to Lausanne after coaching for four seasons as an assistant to NAIA Hall Of Fame Coach coach Mark Campbell, a position she has held since May of 2017. Campbell praised Hammond’s work ethic. Calling her a hard worker, a lover of people and someone who is self-motivated. A native of Mt. Vernon, Ky., she played high... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Saturday, May 1, 2021

Lausanne Lacrosse Enters Final Month Of The Season With Excitement & Hope

With the end of the season approaching at the end of the month, Lausanne lacrosse is ending the season with lots of excitement and hope for the future of the program. The girl’s lacrosse team fields a young group of Lynx that are led by three young captains in Kolby Cohen ’23, Bella Leggett ’22 and Alyssa Koplon ’22 . “This team is filled with a great group of emerging leaders that are developing and voice on and off the field,” coach Cayce Densford said.... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Friday, April 9, 2021

Lausanne Track & Field Off To Fast Start For 2021 Season

When he took the job as The Lausanne track coach this off-season, head coach Chris Jordan knew he had the pieces in place for a successful year. “We have a bunch of hard-working, talented kids at our school," Jordan said. "Coupled with knowledgeable and passionate coaches, the season looks to be extremely promising." Those athletes and that commitment have gotten Lausanne off to a good start. At their first meet of the year against Harding, the Lynx had a str... Read More
at Tuesday, April 6, 2021

The Job Of Keeping Lynx Healthy A Labor Of Love For Lausanne Athletic Trainers

National Athletic Training Month is held every March in order to spread awareness about the important work of an Athletic Trainer. Here at Lausanne Collegiate School, we are lucky to have two of the best as a partnership between the school and OrthoSouth. In his seventh year at Lausanne, Director of Sports Medicine Outreach Marty Scuggs provides coverage to every sports team on Lausanne’s campus. With over 20 years of experience with high school athletes, you can find him on the sideli... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Thursday, April 1, 2021

After A Year Off, Lynx Baseball Off To Hot Start To Open Season

One of the surest signs of Spring is the sounds of baseball emanating from fields that have been dormant over the Winter. After a season suddenly cut short last year because of COVID-19, the Lausanne baseball team is once again taking the field at Gagliano Field, home of the Lynx. If there was any rust due to lack of games, it has not been apparent this year as the Lynx are undefeated on the young season. The varsity team is off to a 4-1 start and the junior varsity squad is currently 3-0.... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Monday, March 29, 2021

Lauren Avant Sumski Named 2021 Chair Of Ideas

Lausanne welcomed back alumna Lauren Avant Sumski '10 on Monday to honor her as the 2021 Chair of Ideas.  The Chair of Ideas is a Lausanne tradition and a much anticipated annual event. It is awarded each year to an individual who embodies the characteristics and values represented by The Lausanne Way through their actions and accomplishments. One of the school’s most prestigious honors, the title has been awarded 24 times since 1994 to Lausanne alumni and other dist... Read More
at Monday, March 1, 2021

Lausanne Soccer Adds Familiar Memphis Name To Coaching Staff

When the Lausanne boys soccer team takes the field against Bartlett on March 19, fans will recognize a new face on the Lynx sideline. Former Memphis 901FC Head Coach Tim Mulqueen was added this off-season as Goalie Coach and Assistant Coach for the Varsity and the Junior Varsity boys soccer teams.  “I’m very excited to join the Lausanne family," Mulqueen said. "I  believe in their commitment to developing student-athletes at all levels,”  Add... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Thursday, February 25, 2021

Four Lynx Sign National Letters Of Intent On Signing Day

National Signing Day is the culmination of a long recruiting journey for many student-athletes. It marks the day that a high school senior can sign with a college to play their sport at the next level. Wednesday at Lausanne, in the athletic building's lobby, four Lynx student-athletes gathered with their families as they signed their National Letters of Intent. Dallas Brown ’21 (Davidson College) Eddie Buxton ’21 (Austin Peay University) Ethan Dabbs ’21 (... Read More
at Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Lynx Use Strong Defense In Win Over Harding

Hall of Fame basketball player Bill Walton once said, “one way to regain your rhythm on offense is to make some big plays on defense.” The Lausanne boys’ team used that philosophy Tuesday night at Harding, using a stifling press that they turned up in the fourth quarter en route to a 65-61 win over the Lions. “With a young team we understand offense is not going to be clicking on all cylinders every night, but we can always take pride in getting stops on defense,&r... Read More
at Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Lausanne Winter Sports To Tip-Off Off With Phased Re-Opening

While keeping students safe and class in session has been the top priority of Lausanne's coronavirus response, the school has also worked to ensure extracurricular activities can continue safely. Band, choir, theater and athletic programs have worked to adapt to the situation, and each had to adjust their approach to practices, performances and games. For student-athletes that participate in Lausanne winter sports, the recent local surge in COVID-19 cases had led to uncertainty about... Read More
at Friday, December 4, 2020

Lausanne Cancels Game Against Lipscomb Following Positive COVID Test

The football game between Lausanne Collegiate School and Lipscomb Academy Nashville, scheduled for this Friday at 7 p.m. in Nashville, TN, has been canceled and will not be rescheduled. Lausanne has paused all team-related activities due to a single confirmed COVID-19 case within the Lynx program. This decision was made by Director of Athletics Kevin Locastro and Lausanne Headmaster Stuart McCathie following CDC recommendations and those of the Shelby County Health Department. "T... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Thursday, November 12, 2020