LaTreil Wimberly Wins J. Daniel Nolan Award As Top First-Year Male Athlete

06/25/2021 2:21:00 p.m.

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BETHLEHEM, Pennsylvania – The Lehigh Football Defensive Back LaTreil Wimberly has been named the winner of the J. Daniel Nolan Award, presented to the best male student athlete in Lehigh Athletics’ freshman year. Wimberly was one of the three finalists announced in Lehigh Athletics’ annual draft program on May 10th.

The committee that determines the department’s award winners initially decided to postpone the announcement pending the results of the postseason awards and the postseason spring sport competition.

Wimberly was the only freshman soccer student who earned a place on an All-Patriot League soccer team with his second team selection on the defensive. He started all three games in cornerback for the Mountain Hawks in the Spring 2021 season and ended with 13 tackles and two tackles for loss. Wimberly made five tackles in games against Bucknell and Lafayette. His best game of the season was the tilt on week 3 after a 12-catch, 179-yard try against Lafayette.

A native of Glenarden, Md., Is the 12th football student athlete to win the Nolan Award since its inception in 1961 and the first since Jason Leo in 2006.

The other two finalists for the J. Daniel Nolan Award were Scott Cole of Men’s Lacrosse and Conor Reilly of Men’s Athletics.

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