Gaffney Named CoSIDA Academic All-District for Fourth Straight Year

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BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Conor Gaffney, the Men of Lehigh lacrosse student, added another honor to his resume on Thursday, earning a spot on the CoSIDA Academic All District team for the fourth consecutive season. Gaffney was one of only 10 awardees named to the Men’s At-Large District 2 team from a variety of sports including swimming and diving, gymnastics, wrestling, and tennis.

Gaffney was promoted to the Academic All-District for each of the four years he was eligible (newcomers are not eligible). He has also been named Academic All-American for the last three times – third team in 2018 and 2019, and second team in 2020.

In the classroom, Gaffney has a grade point average of 4.0 in graduate school after finishing his undergraduate career at 3.95 in a dual major in mechanical engineering and integrated business and engineering (finance). Gaffney is a two-time Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year and three-time Academic All-Patriot League winner (including 2020). He has been nominated twice as a candidate for the prestigious Senior CLASS Award and is also a multiple winner of the team’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award. Gaffney is a member of the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, the Pi Tau Sigma Mechanical Engineering Honor Society, and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). He won the Elisha P. Wilbur Mathematics Award for first year excellence in engineering mathematics. Gaffney returned to Lehigh for a fifth year on the President’s Scholarship Program, which recognizes outstanding academic achievement by students by offering a fifth year of study with no tuition fees.

On the field, Gaffney was selected in the most recent Premiere Lacrosse League Collegiate Draft (the very first pick of the Mountain Hawks) and was added to the list of archers. Gaffney was named Patriot League Faceoff Specialist of the Year 2019 by both USILA and Inside Lacrosse, and an Honorable Mention for All-American after the season. Gaffney received an Honorable Mention All-American from Inside Lacrosse this season. Gaffney ended his career winning 63.5 percent of his faceoffs (686-1081) with 401 groundballs and held the program record for faceoff wins and groundballs (GB totals is also a Patriot League mark). Gaffney supported Junior Mike Sisselberger in 2021, which broke the NCAA Division I record confrontation Percentage (79.5).

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