- Integrated Business and Engineering
Stumpf has excelled in the classroom, posting a 3.88 GPA in the challenging integrative business and engineering honors program, one of the most challenging majors at Lehigh. He also has a focus in electrical engineering. Stumpf has received the Faculty Athletics Council Academic Award and cracked the Dean’s List each and every semester at Lehigh. He has also posted two perfect 4.0 terms. Stumpf has been a Patriot League academic honor roll recipient each year as well.
Stumpf is one of three senior captains on this year’s squad and he has already taken on a significant leadership role. He is heavily involved in the Leadership Legacies program at Lehigh run through Julie Sterrett. The program is the second phase of the Lehigh Athletics Leadership academy. The phase focuses on the application of core leadership principles to navigate leadership challenges that surface throughout a competitive season. This program requires a commitment to formal leadership training during eight 75-minute workshops scheduled throughout the academic year. A significant portion of this time is devoted to “Team Time” (for in-season trouble shooting and application of core leadership principles to team contexts). Additional responsibilities include follow-up meetings with coaches and daily interaction with teammates. Stumpf was also a part of Lehigh’s Emerging Leaders program.
Stumpf is a member of the Rossin Junior Fellowship program, which is an engineering society open to undergraduate students who show academic leadership, a dynamic personality and a willingness to serve. Stumpf was part of a community initiative where they used cans to build large structures built entirely from food cans (engineering aspect). But in addition, all the food was donated to local food banks. Stumpf and the entire Lehigh lacrosse team have been extremely active in the community, especially this fall. The Mountain Hawks began in September with a Bethlehem Municipal Ice Rink clean-up and followed that with a South Bethlehem street clean-up. They’ve also gone to local elementary schools and the Boys & Girls Club, while hosting free community lacrosse clinics and more. Stumpf and his teammates went weekly to three different schools throughout the months of October and November. There, they read to the children while also participating in “homework club.”
After sitting out the 2009 season to focus on academics, Stumpff developed as a key midfield contributor, eventually working his way up to the first line. Stumpf concluded last season as one of eight Mountain Hawks in double figures in points, posting 13 via nine goals and four assists. He played in all 15 games, helping lead Lehigh to its best record since 2006.