Rival Schools Excel on the Field and in the Classroom

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“The Rivalry” dates back to 1884 in a football match up between Lehigh Mountain Hawks and the Lafayette Leopards resulting in pure domination for the Leopards. Since that day the rivalry has spanned across all athletics and academics. The power struggle in the Patriot League stems from these two esteemed institutions. The growing sport of lacrosse has always thrived as a game of strategy, talent and intelligence, where the majority of the schools hold their athletes to a very high standard.To be eligible for the Academic Honor Roll, a student-athlete must earn a 3.20 grade-point average in the spring semester and participate in one of the Patriot League’s winter or spring championship sports.

Both Lehigh (@LehighLacrosse) and Lafayette (@LafayetteMLAX) managed to send 16 players each to this list.

Lehigh sent Cody Triolo, a sophomore Civil Engineering student to the list with an impressive 4.0, while Lafayette sent a record freshman class of 8 players to the Academic Honor Roll list.

Lehigh posted this video the night before the big game:

This year the two teams faced off in April and the game provided nothing less than what the fans wanted. The game ended in an 11-10 thriller win for the Mountain Hawks.

To continue reading click below to see the full list of honorees. Follow this historic rivalry and many more @ConnectLax on twitter! 

Lafayette:

Adam Broeckaert, Jr., Government & Law, 3.70, Great Falls, Va./St. Andrews

Matt Close, Fr., Economics, 3.25, Wyomissing, Pa./Wilson

George Cloud, Fr., Mechanical Engineering, 3.33, Richmond, Va./Freeman

Dillon Confalone, So., Policy Studies, 3.23, Summit, N.J./Delbarton

Ben Falcone, Jr., International Affairs, 3.20, Baltimore, Md./McDonogh School

Owen Green, Fr., Mechanical Engineering, 3.20, Ardmore, Pa./Haverford

Billy Maltz, So., Economics, 3.33, Ridgewood, N.J./Ridgewood

Will McCarthy, Fr., Economics, 3.60, New Vernon, N.J./Delbarton

Declan McGuire, So., Economics, 3.40, Hinsdale, Ill./Benet Academy

Sean McLaughlin, Fr., Government & Law, 3.40, Morristown, N.J./Delbarton

Alex Mezey, Fr., Economics, 3.50, Berwyn, Pa./Conestoga

James Roberts, Fr., Civil Engineering, 3.68, Manhasset, N.Y./Chaminade

Cory Scheuerle, Sr., Economics, 3.80, Gladwyn, Pa./ St. Joseph’s Prep

Brody Smith, Jr., Civil Engineering, 3.42, Groton, Mass./Bishop Guertin

Luke Smith, Fr., Civil Engineering, 3.40, Bowie, Md./Gonzaga College

Morgan Westby, Jr., Economics, 3.60, Villanova, Pa./The Episcopal Academy

Lehigh:

Jack Bogorowski Sr. Economics 3.22
Pat Dougherty Sr. Political Science 3.47
Cody Ferraro Sr. Secondary Education 3.66
Nick Fraboni Jr. Finance 3.60
Klay Heston Sr. Finance 3.87
Kurtis Kaunas Sr. Finance 3.85
Jason Kozel So. Business 3.34
Sam Lawrence Sr. Finance 3.28
Bo Lori Fr. Arts and Sciences 3.32
Danny Norris Fr. Engineering 3.50
Billy Oppenheimer Jr. Economics and English 3.22
Adam Sawicki Fr. Business 3.29
Donny Stires So. Materials Science and Engineering 3.41
Cody Triolo So. Civil Engineering 4.00

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