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Cory Spera



Cory Spera has made the Dean’s List every semester he has been at Lafayette. He was named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll in 2012, 2013 and 2014, and he was the James F. Bryant ’40 Award, which goes to a junior student who demonstrates high academic achievement. He was an Excel Scholar in the summer of 2013 and 2014 with chemistry professor Dr. Steve Mylon, and he is currently participating in an Excel Scholar program with sociology professor Rebecca Kissane. He was named to the Academic All-Patriot League Team in 2014 and was named the Patriot League Baseball Scholar Athlete of the Year in 2014.


Spera embodies the ideal Lafayette student-athlete as evidenced by his achievement on the baseball field, in the classroom and in the campus community. He has truly taken advantage of all that Lafayette has to offer as he moves towards graduation in the spring of 2015. Spera will be applying for admission to medical school in the fall of 2016. During the gap year of 2015-2016, he anticipates teaching at a prep school. Spera should be very competitive for Lafayette’s Pepper Prize in the spring of 2015 along with the athletic department’s Class of 1913 Trophy.


Spera volunteers as a Peer Mentor and a Gateway Ambassador, assisting first-year students in becoming acclimated to life at Lafayette. He is part of Lafayette’s Oaks Leadership Academy, serves as a student-representative on the Alcohol and Other Drugs Standing Committee and was a presenter for Lafayette’s Leadership Education Committee seminar on The C’s of Champion. He won the Alumni Association Student-Volunteer Service Award in 2014. He is a member of the Lafayette Leadership Education Committee and is the former Sports Marketing Club Treasurer.


Spera was named to the 2015 Preseason All-Patriot League Team after earning first-team honors after the 2014 season. He tossed 23 2/3 innings out of the bullpen as a junior and compiled a 3-1 record with a 1.52 ERA. In the Patriot League, Spera’s ERA was second among relievers who made at least 10 appearances out of the bullpen. He was responsible for 16 strikeouts and four walks, and his 4:1 strikeout-to-walk ratio was fifth among his conference counterparts.