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This Weekend in Lehigh Sports 2/16/2007

Sure, there's two huge dual meet this weekend versus ranked opponents for Lehigh's wrestling team. Sure, the men's basketball team has an always-huge game against Lafayette in Easton on Sunday. But no game in the Lehigh Valley is more important than the women's basketball team this Saturday at Kirby Sports complex.

Why is that? The Lady Hawks (9-16, 4-7) have a unique opportunity - to enter the postseason Patriot League tournament at Navy either as cannon fodder for Bucknell or a chance to wear the home jerseys for a game and put themselves with an opportunity to sweep their way into the NCAA tournament. With four teams at 4-7 (including 6-20 Lafayette) and two more at 5-6 (including next weekend's opponent Holy Cross), if Lehigh can find a way to win these three games this week, you have to like their chances in the tournament to possibly make a run. Beat hated rival Lafayette this weekend, beat league leader Bucknell at home on Wednesday, and finish off Holy …

Lehigh Announces Class of 2011

Yes, we can finally *officially* get excited starting.... now. Lehigh has announced their recruiting class for 2011 and it looks like an extremely exciting group of kids!

I know, I know, I'm only a few days removed from my piece about the two sides of my personality on CollegeSportingNews.Com regarding whether it's worth it to get excited about these announcements. Do we know if these kids will be able to make it academically, or athletically, in the Brown & White? No, we don't. But I think I successfully argued that it's certainly OK to think about the potential down the road for your team after seeing the incoming kids.

And Lehigh fans like RichH are already abuzz about this recruiting class. From Alquippa, PA to Jupiter, FL to San Jacinto, CA, Lehigh has been covering an ever-increasing area in terms of recruiting. It's hard to believe that a short 15 years ago that Lehigh largely recruited mainly in PA and NJ - nowadays, Lehigh athletes can come from an…