Lehigh Athletics Weekend Preview – Lehigh University Athletics

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BETHLEHEM, Pa. – The postseason begins for Lehigh Wrestling; The Lehigh basketball programs are closing their regular season and four sports are opening their campaigns for 2021 this weekend. Check out this week’s Lehigh Athletics Weekend Preview for all of it.

Current COVID-19 protocols do not allow spectators to attend Lehigh home sports events.

Lehigh Athletics is excited that our teams are returning to the competition this semester! It won’t be the same without the cheers from our loyal Lehigh fans from the stands. As we prepare for a season like no other, Mountain Hawk fans still have a chance to stand out in Lehigh’s home stadium. Support the Lehigh Athletics program by purchasing a fan cutout today!


The Mountain Hawks kick off the 2021 campaign with a double-header Saturday in Coppin State, Baltimore, with the first pitch scheduled for noon. Prior to the spring 2020 shutdown due to COVID-19, Lehigh went 5-10 and only played one home game (against Coppin State on March 4th). Junior right-handed Mason Black was named Preseason Patriot League Pitcher of the Year and Preseason All-Patriot League pick earlier this month. The Mountain Hawks were selected to take third place with two votes in first place. Coppin State took a 3-10 lead in 2020 and are 2-0 against Navy this season.
Live Statistics: Game 1 | Game 2

Men’s basketball

Lehigh will end the regular season the way it began by facing arch-rival Lafayette. At the start of the season, the only senior Mountain Hawks, Marques Wilson, hit a long 3-pointer that could be seen in the SportsCenter. The leopards responded to win in Easton the day after. This time, Lehigh will travel to Lafayette on Saturday (4pm) before hosting Lafayette on Sunday (6pm) on Seniors’ Night. The Mountain Hawks took an impressive win in Loyola on Sunday, the day after they fell at home against the same greyhounds at 28.
Saturday: Watch Live | Live statistics
Sunday: Watch Live | Live statistics

Women’s basketball

The Mountain Hawks (7-5, 3-5 Central) want to end the regular season with a good result and will end the campaign initially with two games outside the division against American (6-3, 6-1 South) on Saturday at 2 p.m. in Washington, DC and on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Stabler Arena. Sunday’s matchup is Pink Game / Senior Day of the LVHN Cancer Institute for the Mountain Hawks. Lehigh split up with Lafayette over the weekend and most recently took the 71-57 victory over the Leopards on Monday evening. Four players posted double-digit results, led by Emma Grothaus with 17 points and Mackenzie Kramer with 16. American defeated the Navy by 65:59 on Wednesday night to win the South Division and one of the top three seeds of the Patriot League tournament. Lehigh defeated the Eagles twice that season in Bethlehem and hit a season high of 89 points in the second game.
Saturday: Watch Live | Live statistics
Sunday: Watch Live | Listen live | Live statistics

Men’s lacrosse

Lehigh will be back on the field for the first time in nearly a year when NJIT takes place on Saturday at 12 p.m. The Mountain Hawks ended the pandemically shortened 2020 season with 5: 1 and four wins in a row. A veteran team is led by four fifth graders, all of whom attend Conor Gaffney Graduate School, Andrew Eichelberger, Christian McHugh, and Crew Cintron. Eichelberger and seniors Teddy Leggett and Matt Douglas are serving as team captains. Lehigh has evolved into each of the last two Patriot League Championship Games and is aiming for his first championship title since 2013.
Watch live | Live statistics

Women lacrosse

The Mountain Hawks will look to recover from a 19:17 loss to Drexel when they host another Philadelphia university at Saint Joseph’s on Saturday at 4 p.m. PhD student Sondra Dickey led Lehigh with eight goals last week, with groundball generating sales and four draw controls with one assist to win her ninth career as Patriot League midfielder of the week. Saint Joseph’s is 1-2 in the season after beating Army West Point (13-9) while losing a final with a goal to Hofstra and Drexel in extra time.
Watch live | Live statistics

Soft ball

Lehigh will open the 2021 season on Sunday with a double header at Sacred Heart. The first game starts at 11 a.m. The Mountain Hawks took an 8-9 lead before the spring sport shuts down last season and will enter the field for the first time since March 11. Juniors Jaelynn Chesson and Gabriella Nori were named to the preseason All-Patriot League earlier this month . Sacred Heart went 8-8 last season and will host Rhode Island on the Saturday before Lehigh’s visit on Sunday.
Live Statistics: Game 1 | Game 2

Indoor athletics

After the first competition in 358 days against Loyola last weekend, the Lehigh athletics programs will be back in action this weekend at the Patriot League Indoor Challenge. The Mountain Hawks were originally scheduled to travel to Army West Point for the Indoor Challenge but will instead visit Colgate on Saturday, February 27th. This one day event will include Colgate, Lehigh and Lafayette.


Playing for the first time in 465 days, Lehigh kicks off the Spring 2021 campaign with two games against Colgate. The first game will take place on Friday afternoon at 4 p.m. in Hamilton, NY, while the second game of the weekend will start on Sunday at 4 p.m. at Leeman-Turner Arena in Grace Hall. The Mountain Hawks finished 2019 with an overall record of 14-17 and entered the Patriot League tournament as the fifth seed, falling to the Navy in straight sets. Back is All-Patriot League two-time selection Hannah Wright as six newcomers make their debut. The Raiders were 24-8 in 2019, falling to Army West Point, 3-1 in the semifinals. You’re 1: 1 to kick off the spring season and split the first weekend against the Black Knights.
Friday: Watch Live | Live statistics
Sunday: Watch Live | Live statistics


Lehigh will compete in the 117th EIWA Championship on Friday, February 26th, at the Spooky Nook Sports Complex in Manheim, Pennsylvania. The Mountain Hawks are the three-time defending champions. Spectators are not admitted to the EIWA championships.
Lehigh preview and notes | Video | Brackets / results

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