Lake Land College hosts Athletic Alumni Reunion for Homecoming Posted on August 29, 2019 Lake Land College is inviting all former athletes to a Laker Athletic Alumni Reunion during Laker Homecoming on Friday, Sept. 27 at 5 p.m. The reunion will be held in the Field House’s Walden Room. Attendees can visit with former teammates, coaches and fellow athletes and enjoy refreshments before cheering on the Laker Volleyball team at 6 p.m. against Vincennes. Attendees are also encouraged to go to Grimes Field at Peterson Park in Mattoon to watch the Laker Baseball program take on Eastern Illinois University at 6:30 p.m. “We are excited to welcome back our alumni. The Laker athletic programs have a long-standing tradition of success both on the field and in the classroom,” Bill Jackson, director of athletics, said. “Our alumni are the ones who have paved the way for our current Laker student athletes and have set the standards high. We truly enjoy the opportunity to welcome our former student athletes back to campus.” Throughout the college’s history, there have been many athletic programs. Looking back through The Anchor yearbooks from 1968-1972, Lake Land College had the following programs: golf, cross country, baseball, women’s recreation association, pom-pom girls, cheerleading, basketball and wrestling. Today, Laker athletics consists of volleyball, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, softball, baseball and cheerleading. To RSVP to the reunion contact Ashli Wicker, TRiO SSS learning skills specialist/head volleyball coach, at email@example.com or 217-234-5260.