By Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 8/30/17
From Press Release
Former Mountain Hawks’ standout Casey Eidenshink (La Salle) is returning to Lehigh as assistant coach, as announced by head coach Kevin Cassese on Wednesday. Both a close defenseman and long-stick midfielder as a player, the 2016 graduate was an All-Patriot League and Academic All-League honoree at Lehigh, finishing his collegiate career with a GPA over 3.3.
“I am thrilled to welcome Casey Eidenshink back to our team as an assistant coach,” said Cassese. “Casey was one of the most intelligent defensemen to ever play in our system and one of the best leaders I’ve had the pleasure of working with in my 11 years here at Lehigh. I am excited to help him embark on his journey as he begins his career as a college lacrosse coach.”
Eidenshink played in 55 games over his career, with 30 starts, tallying 115 groundballs and 49 caused turnovers (tied for eighth in school history). He played in seven games during Lehigh’s 2013 Patriot League Championship campaign. Eidenshink then played in all 18 games as a sophomore, recording 29 groundballs and 16 caused turnovers to help the Mountain Hawks back to the league title game. He had a career-high 50 groundballs and 23 caused turnovers as a junior, along with 32 groundballs and nine caused turnovers as a senior.
As a senior, Eidenshink was named a candidate for the prestigious Senior CLASS Award, played in the USILA North-South All-Star Game and was a USILA Scholar-All-American. He was selected by the Charlotte Hounds in the 2016 Major League Lacrosse Supplemental Draft.
Following his playing days, Eidenshink has worked for Lincoln Investment Planning as a Junior Research Analyst. He worked under two Portfolio/Wealth Managers, assisting with Mutual Fund and ETF research for their portfolios, which are globally diversified and set up to help clients save and prepare for their retirements.
Eidenshink has taught the game of lacrosse as part of the HEADstrong Lacrosse Club and played for LB3 and the Duke’s LC. He graduated Lehigh in May of 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Finance.
The Mountain Hawks wrapped up the 2017 season at 7-7 overall, advancing to their seventh straight Patriot League Tournament. Lehigh and Army West Point are the only two programs to compete in each of the last seven tournaments. Among Lehigh’s highlight moments was two top-20 wins, over Boston University (in the regular season) and Princeton.
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