March 26, 2019
By: Erica Rose
The Lehigh men’s lacrosse team had a taste of success a season ago falling in the Patriot League Championship. This year, however, the team wants to be the ones bringing home the trophy. The Mountain Hawks return practically their entire team from last season and are in search of their first league title in six years. The Mountain Hawks showcase mostly seniors and juniors on the field, and have a lot of depth in every position. Their goal isn't just the Patriot League Championship though; they want to win the Patriot League regular season and NCAA Championship as well.
So far, things are off to a good start. The Mountain Hawks are currently 6-3 on the season and 4-0 in league play. Two of their three losses came at the hands of nationally-ranked teams in #11 Virginia and #4 Cornell. However, since the loss at Cornell, the Mountain Hawks have won five straight, three of which also came against nationally-ranked opponents. Lehigh’s five-game winning streak is the program's longest since 2013. They are also currently ranked in the top 15, and following their latest victory against Navy, sophomore goalkeeper, James Spence was chosen as the Patriot League Goalkeeper of the Week for the third time this month. Spence posted a career-high 17 saves in two of the team's last three outings.
The Mountain Hawks will be home for their next contest on Saturday welcoming in Boston at 2:00 p.m.