Sisselberger and Leggett Named USILA All-Americans
BETHLEHEM, Pa. – A pair of Lehigh men’s lacrosse student-athletes were recognized by the USILA (United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association) on Thursday as an honorable mention All-Americans. Mike Sisselberger was named to the third team, his third postseason All-America recognition of 2022, while graduate student Teddy Leggett was named honorable mention, marking his first-career postseason All-America honor.
Sisselberger has previously been named a third team Media All-American by Inside Lacrosse and honorable mention All-American by USA Lacrosse Magazine. He had already become the first Mountain Hawk to be named a first, second or third team All-American in back-to-back seasons since Craig Chick was second team in both 2018 and 2019.
Sisselberger stands third nationally in faceoff percentage (62.8) and second in groundballs per game (9.40). His 141 groundballs are third in program history for a season, and tied for third in Patriot League history. The two-time reigning Patriot League Faceoff Specialist of the Year was named the league’s Faceoff Specialist of the Week three times in 2022 to increase his already league record to nine in his career. One of 25 Tewaaraton Award nominees, Sisselberger won 18-of-22 against Navy in the Patriot League opener, 17-of-25 at Army West Point and 20-of-27 vs. Bucknell. Sisselberger won 15-of-23 against Navy in the Patriot League Quarterfinals then 18-of-28 at Boston University in the semifinals, including all five in the fourth quarter and one in overtime. Sisselberger’s 325 career groundballs are good for second in program history. His 226 faceoff wins in 2022 were second in Lehigh men’s lacrosse history, passing his own total of 225 last season (and only behind Conor Gaffney’s 249 in 2019). It was also good for fourth in league history.
A preseason All-American before 2021 and 2022, Leggett was named a first team Senior CLASS Award All-American last season. This season, the Vaughan, Ontario native was named first team All-League for the first time in his career, after garnering second-team laurels in 2018, 2019 and 2021 (no awards were given after the pandemic-shortened 2020 campaign). Leggett led the Mountain Hawks in caused turnovers (23) and finished second in groundballs (48). His 1.64 caused turnovers per game are 21st nationally. He was named Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week following six groundballs in a win over Bucknell – his fourth straight game with 6+ GBs (which he hadn’t done previously). Leggett had six groundballs and five caused turnovers against Holy Cross, six groundballs and four caused turnovers against Georgetown (who was the No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament), and seven groundballs and two caused turnovers at rival Lafayette. As a team, the Mountain Hawks stood sixth nationally in scoring defense (giving up 9.80 goals per game).
The Mountain Hawks ended their season 8-7, advancing to the Patriot League Semifinals for a fourth straight season and Patriot League Tournament for an 11th straight year (the longest active streak in the league).
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