In conjunction with the NCAA's RESPECT campaign, Lebanon Valley College Athletics has launched a revamped sportsmanship initiative with the help of student-athletes, coaches, parents, and fans. To visit the NCAA RESPECT website, click here
LVC encourages its parents, as we encourage all fans, to cheer loudly and proudly for the Flying Dutchmen. Sportsmanship is a core value of the NCAA and of Lebanon Valley College Athletics as a whole. Your positive support means everything to our student-athletes. We request your cooperation by supporting our participants and officials in a positive manner. Profanity, racial, or sexist comments, or other intimidating actions directed towards officials, student-athletes, coaches or team representatives, will not be tolerated and are grounds for removal from the site of competition.
"I can't count how many times faculty, staff, and professors have gone out of their way to inform me that some of my hockey players helped them in some sort of way. I think a team starts with good character and I think we have a locker room full of it."
- LVC men's ice hockey coach Don Parsons
"One of my swimmers is a constant cheer person on deck during meets. She is just always there with a helping hand or a kind word for anyone that needs it. Her concern for others is evident by her stable and supportive presence wherever she is and she is always there setting the positive approach to life. She is kind, she listens to everyone, supports everyone and tries to help in anyway shape or form."
- LVC swim coach Mary Gardner
"One of my players works her tail off, supports everyone, gives constant positive encouragement, and she is humble. She is the one athlete I wish I could start every day, and even though she doesn't, her attitude never changes."
- LVC field hockey coach Amber Corcoran '09.
Lead. Value. Commit.
Leadership with integrity
Be loud, proud, and respectful in cheering on our student-athletes!
Value the game
Positivity is key! Whether in the stands or wearing a jersey, remember it's a game. Enjoy it!
Commit to character
Show your Dutchmen pride by keeping LVC's tradition of a fun and positive environment alive!
Lebanon Valley College has many traditions, but poor sportsmanship isn't one of them. We appreciate your cooperation in creating a safe and positive game environment.
Dutchmen Fans, You Make Us Proud
To view all videos featuring student-athletes and coaches sharing what makes them proud, be sure to visit the "Dutchmen Fans, You Make Us Proud" playlist on the LVC Athletics Youtube page by clicking here