Something Changing at Lehigh

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  • #11079

    TMH
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    No..it’s not the less than stellar play of our soccer and field hockey programs yet. It’s still early.
    While attending the men’s soccer match I noticed that students were swiping their ID cards. There must be some kind of promotion going on because there was about 250-300 students at an OCC soccer game and perhaps an even bigger crowd watching volleyball. Does anyone have any info. Student involvement was a very welcome change.

    #11081
    RichH
    RichH
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    I do recall in tweets there was reference to ??? with students going to sporting events. I will troll around and see what I can find out

    #11082
    RichH
    RichH
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    WSoc watched a good bit. Lots of room for improvement.

    #11083
    RichH
    RichH
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    Gee not a stellar start for LU sports lost everything.Thought MSoc supposed to be decent ,guess not.

    #11084

    TMH
    Participant

    I was at the women’s soccer game too. We need more speed.Left just after the half to catch some Spadola coverage at Starters.

    #11085
    RichH
    RichH
    Participant

    TV for me, bits of Vball Msoc and Wsoc. Each more depressing than the last. WSoc painfully slow. Vball was exciting vs UNH.LU has good players but they are soft not mentally ready to win. MSOC most depressing. Look to have a good team. We dont yet. They were flat out terrible. Do hope we win something this wkend

    #11089

    toddcudd
    Participant

    I’m really digging the streaming Patriot League coverage! Might be unhealthy though – at least for my marriage/family life! Caught the WSoc, MSoc, and portions of both VBall games today. Hell, I even watched some BC-BU MSoc.
    Agree with TMH on WSoc – looked sloooow. Tough and competitive, but slow. The Vball I saw today looked good – different level of competition, maybe?
    Speaking of level of comp – is the NEC generally a good bit better than PL soccer? I honestly couldn’t find anything good to say about the MSoc game – ugly; looked outclassed. And looking at last year’s results, it appears that Bryant is lower half of NEC.

    #11090
    RichH
    RichH
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    lol My W theatened to brick me into the den until after football season.My response that I ws watching soccer didn’t help. MSoc most disappointing. We are supposed to be pretty good. They were abysmal.Have no clue as to level of NEC compared to PL.I do like this digital network tho,
    Dinner and a movie W happy. BTW Closed Circuit great movie. Got some verification on our future football scheds. Looks good. If I can post it I will.

    #11092

    toddcudd
    Participant

    To the original point of the thread: I saw one of the marketing guys tweet about GREAT turnout at a “Clutch’s Crew” organizing event. They were definitely present at several of the matches so far this weekend. Very encouraging!
    My best bet is that this is some splash-over CJ effect. I think the hoops excitement got things rolling, and it’s contagious. If you have fun at an athletic event, you’ll look for other events to get together for. I know I’ve been paying attention to LU hoops for years, and that brought me to this board. Getting engaged here has dialed up my interest in the other sports. I’m guessing that the same has happened, to some extent, with student sports fans.

    #11095
    RichH
    RichH
    Participant

    Good point Todd.One thing I’ve noticed from twitter is the athletes turn out for each other at events. Lots of Bball and Fball guys at Vball and soccer games. As we integrate our thletes into scool population it tend to bring more kids out.Whatever it is it is nic to see students coming out more than in the last 4-5 yrs.

    #11096

    TMH
    Participant

    Rich,
    Not sure why you were optimistic on men’s soccer. Last year we were 4-12-1. This year we are starting 3 sophomores and 4 freshmen. Women’s soccer was 5-13 and field hockey was 3-14.

    On the bright sid however, Lehigh’s cross country teams both won the Lehigh Invitational. The men’s team is ranked #9 in the region.
    The volleyball team (which is fun to watch) came back to wintheir final two matches. They will be a contender this year. This team is mentally tough. 5 sets came down to 2 points and Lehigh won 4 of them.

    #11098
    RichH
    RichH
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    Guess I bought preseason hype on Msoc. Hoped for some improvement from FH and Wsoc. Cross country pleasant as was Vball,latter showed nice toughness.

    #11100

    LU2012
    Participant

    The answer is an awesome idea Lehigh came up with last year. Lehigh-Laf football tickets are given out based on a rank determined by number of sporting events attended in the fall semester before the game. Throw that together with the fact that freshmen are excited to experience the school at the beginning of their college career, you get solid turn outs.

    #11101
    RichH
    RichH
    Participant

    Thanks 12. wasn’t aware of the promotion. Glad they finall hit on one that is working.

    #11103
    ngineer
    ngineer
    Participant

    Yes, the swiping of the student id’s allows the U to track the attendance of the students and those who attend get ‘better dibs’ when the times come for rewards. Will be doing the same for wrestling with two raffles this year. One at first match and second at Iowa with students getting the number of chances in the pot as matches attended.

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