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Teddy Leggett

School

Lehigh University

Position
Long Stick Midfield/Defense
Major
Bioengineering

Classroom

Leggett, a bioengineering major, carries a 3.39 GPA and posted a perfect 4.0 last spring. He has been named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll every year and has earned a spot on the Dean’s List on multiple occasions. Leggett has also garnered the Faculty Athletics Council Award. He has enjoyed success in a challenging major at a prestigious institution that’s tied for 49th nationally in the U.S. News and World Report top national universities.

He has plenty of applicable experience in his field, most recently serving as a project engineer at ABEC this past spring and summer. Among his tasks while there, Leggett assisted in development and manufacturing of integrated solutions and services for biopharmaceutical companies. Leggett also led a project compiling a database for all component accuracies used in manufacturing, and ran programs to assist in determining sizing for proposals to outside companies. In addition, he has done research at Lehigh, assisting and observing in the use of atomic force microscopy to study the mechanical properties of the lynx protein.

Character

Leggett, a two-time team captain, is one of the program’s most influential leaders. He is a Student-Athlete Mentor, mentoring a group of first-year student-athletes and assisting them in their transition to Lehigh.

In 2018, he took part in the P.R.I.D.E. program (Personal Responsibility in Determining Excellence), which is part of the Lehigh Athletics Leadership Academy. The program features comprehensive leadership development programming.

Leggett has also been heavily involved in Lehigh men’s lacrosse’s internal Leadership Council.

Community

Leggett and the Mountain Hawks have continually taken part in community service. Just a few days into every fall semester, the men’s lacrosse program holds its annual community service kickoff for the City of Bethlehem Parks and Recreation.

In each of the last four seasons, Lehigh has taken part in the Nicholas Colleluori Classic. Lehigh joined forces with the HEADstrong Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to providing essential services to improve lives affected by cancer. For perspective, in 2017, Lehigh Lacrosse more than quadrupled its initial fundraising goal of $3,000 by raising $13,339 for HEADstrong’s 2017 “Go Lime” campaign. It was the most money raised by any team or group of teams in the entire campaign. Then in 2018, the Mountain Hawks shattered their goal, raising over $20,000 for the fight against cancer. The strong fundraising has continued the last two years.

In addition, every holiday season, Leggett and the Mountain Hawks take part in Adopt-A-Family, where they provide a holiday for a local underprivileged family. The process includes shopping for gifts, wrapping them, and delivering them in early December. The pandemic changed how things looked this year, but Lehigh Athletics continued to raise funds and help local families in need.

Competition

Leggett has enjoyed success from day one at Lehigh, primarily at long-stick midfield. Prior to 2020, he was named a preseason All-Patriot League selection.

During his freshman campaign in 2018, Leggett posted 61 groundballs and 20 caused turnovers. He was a second team All-Patriot League selection and garnered the J. Daniel Nolan Award, which is presented to Lehigh Athletics’ top first-year male student-athlete. Leggett became the first non-faceoff specialist to eclipse 50 groundballs in a season during head coach Kevin Cassese’s 13+ years at Lehigh. He went on to eclipse 50 groundballs as a sophomore and was on pace to do it again as a junior before the pandemic cut the season short.

Leggett also earned second team All-Patriot League honors in 2019. He recorded career highs of 79 groundballs and 23 caused turnovers. He has also contributed offensively, tallying nine total points.

Leggett has helped the Mountain Hawks to Patriot League Championship Game appearances in each of his first two seasons, as well as a 5-1 record to begin 2020. He has been a key part of a strong defensive unit, most recently standing 14th nationally in scoring defense (9.67) in 2020.

Leggett’s 166 career groundballs are already seventh in program history. In the Fall of 2019, he suited up for the Canadian Men’s Senior Field Lacrosse National Team in the Fall Classic in Baltimore, Maryland.