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Tommy Schelling

Mechanical Engineering


Schelling owns a stellar 3.51 GPA while pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering. He has been named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll every year, Dean’s List multiple times, and garnered the Faculty Athletics Council Award. Schelling also recorded a perfect 4.0 GPA in the Fall of 2020.

He has extensive relevant work experience as an intern with stainless steel manufacturer Phoenix Tube Co. in each of the last two summers. Schelling has been a member of the engineering team, dealing with group and individual projects. He accepted a technical sales engineering internship position at Trane Technologies for this summer.

Schelling plans on pursuing his master’s degree.


Schelling is a team captain for the Mountain Hawks this season. He is also a member of the Lehigh men’s lacrosse program’s Academic Council, which aims to help all of the program’s student-athletes be at their best in the classroom.


From 2014 to 2018, Schelling assisted at Interfaith Food Pantry, which distributes supplemental and/or emergency food to qualifying Morris County residents by organizing and maintaining the pantry, and helping with the distribution of food.

Over his Lehigh career, Schelling and the Mountain Hawks have continually taken part in community service, especially before the pandemic. Just a few days into some fall semesters, the men’s lacrosse program held an annual community service kickoff for the City of Bethlehem Parks and Recreation.

Lehigh has a strong connection to the HEADstrong Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to providing essential services to improve lives affected by cancer. It’s a cause that’s especially close to Tommy’s heart, as his mother is a breast cancer survivor. This past fall, the Mountain Hawks took part in HEADstrong’s Lax Stache Madness and raised nearly $13,000 (as of December) for the fight against cancer, with Lehigh fifth among Division I programs in money raised. In 2018, the Mountain Hawks shattered their goal, raising over $20,000 for HEADstrong.

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


Schelling enters the season having earned preseason Patriot League recognition after being named a first-team all-conference selection last year.

In that standout campaign, Schelling led the Mountain Hawks in assists (24) and points (48), while finishing third in the league in assists per game (2.18), fourth in points per contest (4.36), and sixth in goals per game (2.18). He also finished fourth on the team with 32 ground balls while recording 10 multi-point games.

For his career at Lehigh, Schelling has totaled 111 points on 63 goals and 48 assists. He posted 30 points in his first year and followed that up with 33 in just six games as a sophomore due to the shortened season. Shelling finished that brief campaign 12th nationally in points per game (5.50). In addition to his remarkable offensive totals, Shelling has tallied 52 ground balls and caused 12 turnovers.