Lehigh Out to Prove 2012 Success Was No Fluke

PATRIOTLEAGUEDOTORG Lehigh head coach Kevin Cassese
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Lehigh head coach Kevin Cassese
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June 8, 2012

By Matt Kinnear

At age 27, Kevin Cassese came to Lehigh with a history of success: multiple NCAA Tournament appearances as a player, All-America accolades, an MLL Championship and just coming off an NCAA Championship appearance as an assistant coach at Duke.

“I felt like I was going to come to Lehigh and build a national championship team in a couple years,” Cassese says. “I had no idea what it took. I had no idea what to expect; I thought I could work a miracle right away.”

It wasn't quite that simple. The Mountain Hawks under Cassese suffered seasons of 6-9 and 4-11 in his first two years.

“I’ll be honest with you after the first couple of years, this type of year that we had (in 2012) seemed so far away,” Cassese said.

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