In my conversations with coaches and players in many sports, I soon learn that there are so many background stories we are not privy to (nor should we be). Often times, I have wondered why an athlete was not getting playing time until I read their bio the next year and it says “missed the year due to injury”. I reflect on diminished PT or poor performance and find they were dealing with nagging injuries all season. Athletes (and at Lehigh, their coaches) often have to deal with academic issues, family issues, emotional issues that we don’t know nor understand here. At bigger schools they simply cut these kids and bring in new ones (scholarships are year to year). The bond that has been developed by the coaches and seniors is incredible. The future is bright.