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.@LehighLacrosse opens Fall Ball season Saturday at the Nick Colleluori Classic at Hofstra

Thursday, 3rd October 2019

Categories Boy's/Men's, College  
 

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 10/3/19
From Press Release

The Lehigh men’s lacrosse team is in the midst of a busy fall semester, which will include a number of events, as announced by head coach Kevin Cassese. Everything begins on Saturday, Oct. 5 at the Nicholas Colleluori Classic.

“I’m excited about the lineup we have for the fall of 2019,” said Cassese. “Looking at our team, we lost 15 seniors from last year, but we feel like we have a good core nucleus back and some young players who will step into new roles.”

The team’s approach was different this fall with skill development and strength and conditioning then fall lacrosse season – getting better as a unit on the field.

The Mountain Hawks will be tested by outside competition for the first time on Saturday, October 5 when they face Marist at 1:30 p.m. and Hofstra at 3:30 p.m. as part of the Colleluori Classic, put on by HEADstrong and held on Long Island at Hofstra University. The Lehigh men’s lacrosse program is a big supporter of HEADstrong, helping raise funds and awareness in the battle against cancer.

“It’s three weeks into our fall lacrosse season and it’ll be a nice test,” said Cassese. “We certainly won’t be fully polished as a team, but we’ll get to see how we measure up against two quality teams.”

The fall continues with an Alumni Game on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 4 p.m. with the program’s annual Awards Banquet the following morning at 10:30 a.m. The banquet will take place at Wood Dining Room in Iacocca Hall on the Mountaintop Campus.

The Mountain Hawks will wrap up the fall at ACC power Syracuse on Saturday, October 26.

“The Alumni Game will be a great opportunity to play against some of our most talented alums who come back, including a bunch of guys playing in the pro leagues. They’ll give us a great run,” said Cassese. “Syracuse will be a great test, a way to see how we’ve developed this fall and how we measure up against a perennial NCAA Tournament team. It will be a great test because we’ll have a few games like that on our spring schedule. It will show us what we need to work on and how we need to improve as we head into November and December, and get ready for January.”

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