Sisselberger and Leggett Named Inside Lacrosse Preseason Media All-Americans

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BETHLEHEM, Pa. — With the season fast approaching, senior Mike Sisselberger and graduate student Teddy Leggett of the Lehigh men’s lacrosse team have been named preseason All-Americans by Inside Lacrosse, it was announced Thursday. Sisselberger was one of only four players nationwide to be unanimously named an All-American First Team, while Leggett received an honorable mention.

This was the second preseason All-America first-team honor for Sisselberger, also receiving him from USA Lacrosse Magazine. Sisselberger, a local Center Valley hero, ended his junior season with the best faceoff win percentage in a season in NCAA Division I history — 79.5 percent (225 of 283) — beating the previous mark of 79.1 percent, the Albanys TD Ierlan held in 2018. Sisselberger also finished the season with 160 groundballs, a new program and a Patriot League record, particularly impressive after a shorter-than-usual season (12 games in 2021). Sisselberger amassed double-digit groundballs in 11 of those contests while adding four goals and two assists offensively. He was named Patriot League Faceoff Specialist of the Year and was the only male lacrosse student-athlete in the league to be named a postseason first-team All-American. Sisselberger was the Mountain Hawks’ second straight faceoff specialist to be named an All-American (alongside Gaffney, an honorable mention for USILA and Media All-American in 2019).

As a returning captain and Senior CLASS Award Finalist (and Senior CLASS Award First Team All-American), Leggett made a name for himself with everyone and everything he came into contact with during his college career. On the field, he was named to the All-Patriot League for the third time in as many seasons (while earning second-team honors). In 2021, he led the Mountain Hawks in 15 turnovers caused while adding 43 groundballs (good for second place, just behind Sisselberger). Leggett’s 209 career groundballs and 63 turnovers made in 2022 are both sixth in program history.

Sisselberger, Leggett and the Mountain Hawks open the season Saturday, February 12 at NJIT. Lehigh will have a home game the week before when it welcomes Towson at 1 p.m. on Feb. 5

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