Junior Teddy Leggett, who is on pace to finish third all-time at Lehigh in caused turnovers and groundballs, has received back-to-back second team All-Patriot League honors. He is also a former J. Daniel Nolan Award winner as the Mountain Hawks’ top first-year male student-athlete. While Lehigh is his focus, the Canadian-born Leggett was one of 12 collegiate players added to the Canadian Men’s Senior Field Lacrosse Team roster as the squad begins its evaluation process for the 2022 World Championships. He played for Canada in the 2019 Team USA Fall Classic.
WHAT’S YOUR DREAM JOB?
I'm studying bioengineering right now so, preferably something involving work in the medical industry. I'm also kind of trying to do a bit of pre-med stuff, so maybe med school down the road but mostly something in the medical field.
WHAT GOT YOU STARTED PLAYING LACROSSE?
I was in, like, fourth grade and I just started playing and then kind of stuck with it. I used to play a lot of hockey, so I thought I’d add a spring sport. … I started to excel at it a bit more, at least in high school, and then ended up here.
YOU WERE RECENTLY NAMED TO THE CANADIAN MEN’S SENIOR FIELD LACROSSE TEAM. HOW DID THAT COME ABOUT?
It’s still early in the process. It's like a tryout kind of thing. The next world games are in 2022, so they're just trying to get some younger guys in. But I got to play with them and had an awesome experience. I knew a couple of the coaches, so they asked me to play, and hopefully later down the road, with more tryouts, I’ll do well.
WHAT’S THE PROCESS BETWEEN NOW AND 2022?
We'll probably have the tryouts and get a larger group together and see what works, but [I’m going to] just stick to college and what I'm doing now, and then, I think, it'll sort itself out.