January 14, 2018 at 2:38 am #33543
I fully realize that I am in a small minority who enjoys all Lehigh sports but I thought that this was a bit noteworthy.
Mainland Regional HS is by far the best program in boys swimming in New Jersey.
Last week, two of their relay teams (200 meter freestyle and 400 meter freestyle) broke the national record. Two of the members of the relay team, Joey Rogers and Glenn Lasco will be entering Lehigh next year.
Lasco is considered the best NJ swimmer in the 2018 class. Rogers is #12. The interesting part is that Lasco’s younger brother Destin is the #1 swimmer in the country for the class of 2020. Destin now holds, individually or as part of a relay, seven national records.January 14, 2018 at 7:40 pm #33544
Future LU stars for sure!January 14, 2018 at 9:55 pm #33545
Very impressive. Men’s team can use that talent. Great to have them coming here.January 17, 2018 at 3:04 pm #33577
Does Lehigh give out athletic scholarship money for men’s swimming? I assume they do for women’s swimming.
Was wondering on men’s side what sports are offering athletic scholarship money?
Obviously, we are for FOOTBALL (65), BASKETBALL (13), WRESTLING (think NCAA limit roughly 10).
Wondering what, if any, full scholarship equivalents do they fund in BASEBALL, LAX, SWIMMING, GOLF, TENNIS, CC, SOCCER, TRACK.
Since, we have to match under Title 9, and big load of about 90 scholarships in three big men’s sports, assume women getting full rides in many sports.January 17, 2018 at 3:12 pm #33578
Leary does have a few schollies not sure how many. Some time back I heard 4.
Lax is fully funded on both M and W. Dont know breakdown of schollie vs need.
Women’s have had the larger expansion of schollis aid due to Title IX. I imagine M swim does get a few but likely much less than W swim.
Track is by far LU’s largest participation sport. Again my guess is schollies are weighted towards them.
TMH may have better info as to # of schollies given in various sports.January 17, 2018 at 6:07 pm #33581
9.9 in wrestling is essentially the 10 weight classes, although I’m sure the full ride number isn’t 10. Maybe the top few guys get fulls.
Baseball, at 4, that is probably 1 stud pitcher and 1 stud, middle field guy (C, CF, SS) on fulls. And the other 28 guys splitting 2 fulls. Must be a ton of guys getting $0 in athletic (walk-ons), although on academic.
Fully funded numbers are:
I’m guessing LEHIGH as follows:
That gets us to 108 fully funded scholarships on men’s side.
To match for women, NCAA limits there are:
Field Hockey 12
That’s 161 total.
So, for women to get to 108, it would seem that most sports would be fully funded, and a lot of women on full athletic rides.January 18, 2018 at 2:32 am #33597
Pretty sure Lehigh is still not more than 45% female. But if there are 108 male scholarships, 92 women’s would be 46%.
Impressive recruits considering our swimming facilities are, leave us say less impressive than,eg, Bucknell, even F+M, and, yeah a lost of HSs. I had thought, that when Chris Marshall surrendered his coaching duties for Alumni, that his goal would be a natatorium.January 18, 2018 at 3:15 am #33601
It is Rich. Got buried in the latest building push.January 18, 2018 at 3:18 am #33604
I honestly don’t know what the breakdown is for the “Olympic sports” but I suspect that the allocation may be a bit fluid depending on the opportunity.January 18, 2018 at 5:27 pm #33609
RichH? Not sure what you mean. Was there a tentative Plan for a Natatorium that was “postponed” because of the improvements to the other facilities (field House, Softball, Baseball, Track, Lacrosse)? No objections to that, and I still think No 1 Lehigh athletic facility improvement goal should be lights for Goodman.January 18, 2018 at 5:30 pm #33610
It was deferred twice as far as Ive heard and then was to be folded into the current building plan. Havent seen it but it may well be. Its doing better than the new scoreboard for Goodman.January 26, 2018 at 8:39 pm #33679
The word I got is that there are no plans right now for a natatorium. I believe the University opted for a supplemental gym in the new dorm to handle the increase in the student body that is planned.January 26, 2018 at 9:12 pm #33680
Boy that poor swimming pool keeps getting.kicked down the road.
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