Lehigh men’s lacrosse captain, graduate student Teddy Leggett, became the fourth player in program history to be drafted to the National Lacrosse League. He was selected by the San Diego Seals as the 81st overall pick in the sixth round of the draft last month.
“Seeing my name pop up was a surreal feeling,” Leggett said.
Years after picking up his first lacrosse stick in the third grade, Leggett went on to play at The Hill Academy in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, one of the top lacrosse programs in the nation.
He went on to become the captain of the team in his senior year, securing a 15-1 record, including victories at the Geico High School Lacrosse National Championship and against the USA U19 team.
Leggett’s athletics paralleled his academic successes. His senior year at The Hill Academy was punctuated by being named valedictorian.
After high school, Leggett went on to continue his lacrosse career as a long stick midfielder for Lehigh.
Senior Tommy Schelling and sophomore Will Deskey said that Leggett is an inclusive and willing leader.
“Not only does he work hard and stay after practice to get extra reps, but he does a really good job of getting other people to come with him,” Schelling said. “He’s overall an incredible leader.”
During a conditioning test, Deskey said Leggett’s leadership style was on full display.
“He ran by my side and literally pushed me to the finish line,” Deskey said. “Figuratively and literally, he pushed me to the finish line.”
Leggett has become one of the best all-around players in program history. Leggett was a Senior CLASS Award Finalist and a first team All-American.
During the shortened 2021 season, Leggett scooped up 43 ground balls and caused 15 turnovers.
Much like high school, Teddy’s academics mirror his abilities on the field. He was named to the Patriot League Academic Honor roll all four years at Lehigh and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Health Systems Engineering.
Leggett plans to play for the San Diego Seals after he graduates.