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Lehigh Athletics Podcasts
26 minutes | Dec 30, 2020
Mountain Hawk Talk - 2020-21 Wrestling Season Preview
On episode 12, host Josh Liddick is joined by Lehigh Wrestling head coach Pat Santoro and senior Jimmy Hoffman, who preview everything you need to know about the upcoming season, kicking off on Saturday against Hofstra. They talk about the excitement to start the season (2:47), the adjustment Pat has made as a coach to get ready for the season (3:24), while Jimmy discusses staying positive and fit while getting ready to compete (4:16) and his training regimen during the long offseason (4:51). Pat talks about the program’s large group of both true freshmen and redshirt freshmen (7:36 and goes through the roster weight-by-weight (8:21). Jimmy talks about getting an at-large berth to a canceled NCAA Championships in the spring (11:40), Pat discusses the leadership of the group with Jordan Kutler graduated (13:14) and his thoughts on how the modified schedule shaped up for this season (15:35). Both talk about the prospects of the Mountain Hawks repeating as EIWA Champions for the fourth year in a row, especially with no Ivy League schools competing (17:06), and Pat gives out some “wrestlers to watch” in 2021 (18:34). As a native of the Hazleton area, Jimmy talks about his nickname Mr. 570 (coined by Lehigh Sports Communications’ Jeremy Clausen) (20:08). The two of them discuss goals for the upcoming season (20:41) and talk about no fans at the Snake Pit for this season (22:57). Mountain Hawk Talk is presented by Lehigh Valley Health Network and Coordinated Health.
35 minutes | Dec 28, 2020
Mountain Hawk Talk - NBA Superstar CJ McCollum '13
On episode 11 of the podcast, host Josh Liddick is joined by Lehigh men’s basketball legend, NBA superstar and current Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum ’13. They talk about the veteran entering his eighth season in the association (3:09), habits and traits he uses today that were developed during his time at Lehigh (4:02), learning the importance of family while in the Orlando bubble over the summer (5:27), working with youth pursuing a career in journalism through “CJ’s Press Pass,” and his work and goals in battling social injustices and systemic racism (12:20). Fans “Ask CJ” their questions (16:35), while the Canton, Ohio native discusses the rare success of the Cleveland Browns this season (24:18). CJ gives his thoughts on how the Trail Blazers will perform this year (25:55), his brand new pinot noir wine, McCollum Heritage 91, released in the fall (26:50), how Lehigh’s mantra “Learn, Grow, Lead” applies to him (28:57), and why thinks the prospective basketball student athlete should choose Lehigh University in the recruiting process (32:06). Special thanks to Roseann Corsi of the Lehigh Athletics Partnership for arranging this interview. Mountain Hawk Talk is presented by Lehigh Valley Health Network and Coordinated Health.
52 minutes | Dec 23, 2020
Mountain Hawk Talk - 2020-21 Men's Basketball Season Preview
Host Josh Liddick is joined by Lehigh men’s basketball head coach Brett Reed and junior center Nic Lynch on episode 10. They preview the 2020-21 men’s basketball season, tipping off against Lafayette Jan. 2 at Stabler Arena. They discuss a variety of topics including the impact of COVID-19 on the court and at practices (3:43), the strong finish to the 2019-20 season (7:22), the six freshman headlining the roster (13:12) and the diversity of the class (15:24). Lynch discusses his new role as the feature center without James Karnik (20:20) and Coach Reed discusses challenges in replacing Jordan Cohen (21:35), returning talent (27:15) and forwards to watch out for around the Patriot League (29:21). They talk about the schedule (32:06), guard play (37:31), free throw shooting (41:26), Lynch’s goals for the year (43:15) and Coach Reed’s keys to success for the season (45:55). Finally, the discuss the effect of no crowds at Stabler Arena and on the road (48:26). Mountain Hawk Talk is presented by Lehigh Valley Health Network and Coordinated Health.
58 minutes | Dec 21, 2020
Mountain Hawk Talk - 2020-21 Women's Basketball Season Preview
On episode 9, host Josh Liddick is joined by Lehigh women’s basketball head coach Sue Troyan and senior forward Mariah Sexe, as they preview the 2020-21 season, which kicks off at Lafayette on Jan. 2. They discuss a variety of topics including the impact of COVID-19 on the court and at practices (3:14), a strong finish to the 2019-20 season (9:55), the ‘unfinished business theme surrounding this season (12:43), the six names headlining the freshman class (18:33) and how the seniors have welcomed the incoming class (24:32). They talk about the program’s guards (29:46), forwards (37:26) and the challenges the team faces against Patriot League opponents (41:58), as well as the 16-game schedule (44:17), Coach Troyan’s keys to success in 2021 (50:23), the impact of no crowds at Stabler Arena and on the road (52:21) and how the program continues the fight against social injustice and systemic racism (54:28). Mountain Hawk Talk is presented by Lehigh Valley Health Network and Coordinated Health.
53 minutes | Nov 30, 2020
Mountain Hawk Talk - Dean of Athletics Joe Sterrett
On episode 8, Lehigh Dean of Athletics Joe Sterrett joins Josh Liddick on the podcast to provide an update and thoughts on the newly released Patriot League basketball schedules and updates on wrestling and sports in the spring. He also talks about the department’s staff and student-athlete development and his thoughts on the department’s work on battling systemic racism and social injustices, as well as ways he's kept busy as the COVID-19 pandemic enters its ninth month. Mountain Hawk Talk is presented by Lehigh Valley Health Network and Coordinated Health.
49 minutes | Nov 23, 2020
Mountain Hawk Talk - Rob Herb & Chris Marshall '88
On episode 7, Josh Liddick is joined by current Lehigh swimming and diving head coach Rob Herb and former head coach, Lehigh Athletics Hall of Fame inductee Chris Marshall, who discuss their relationship as Lehigh coaches, favorite Lehigh swimming and diving moments, Lehigh-Lafayette memories and stories of Lehigh Hall of Fame head coach J. Bruce Gardiner. Mountain Hawk Talk is presented by Lehigh Valley Health Network and Coordinated Health.
37 minutes | Nov 16, 2020
Mountain Hawk Talk - Kristen Brannick on Rivalry 155.5 & Dom Bragalone '19
On Episode 6, Kristen Brannick from the Lehigh Athletics Partnership joins Josh Liddick on the podcast to discuss the department's Rivalry 155.5/Virtual Sellout fundraising initiative which starts Monday, Nov. 16. She talks about University's events throughout the week and what incentives fans have by purchasing a Virtual seat. Then, Lehigh Football alum Dom Bragalone '19 joins the show to discuss his career, his favorite Lehigh-Lafayette Rivalry Week moments and what he's been up to since graduation in May 2019. Mountain Hawk Talk is presented by Lehigh Valley Health Network and Coordinated Health.
62 minutes | Nov 9, 2020
Mountain Hawk Talk - Men's Soccer's Andy Casey '01 & Evan Bruno '03
On episode 5, Lehigh men's soccer alums Andy Casey '01 and Evan Bruno '03 join Josh Liddick on the podcast to discuss the 2000 Patriot League Championship season, sharing stories and anecdotes that saw the Mountain Hawks win their first league title in program history. The former teammates discuss how they came to Lehigh, moments throughout the year that stand out, the title game at Lafayette and the legacy they left 20 years later. Mountain Hawk Talk is presented by Lehigh Valley Health Network and Coordinated Health.
49 minutes | Nov 2, 2020
Mountain Hawk Talk - Eric Lambinus
Lehigh women's soccer head coach Eric Lambinus joins the show for episode 4. Josh Liddick talks with Eric about a variety of topics including what his program looks like right now, academic success in the classroom, issues surrounding racial injustice, looking back at the 2010 Patriot League Championship-winning team on the 10th anniversary and Eric's life as a passionate 5-for-5 Philadelphia sports fan. Mountain Hawk Talk is presented by Lehigh Valley Health Network and Coordinated Health.
38 minutes | Oct 26, 2020
Mountain Hawk Talk - Pat Santoro & Chris Ayres '99 remember Greg Strobel
In a compelling episode 3, Lehigh wrestling head coach Pat Santoro and current Princeton wrestling head coach Chris Ayres '99 joined the show to tell incredible stories of the late, great former Lehigh wrestling coach and administrator Greg Strobel, who passed away on Oct. 8 at the age of 68. The two go in depth on the life and coaching career of Strobel, who had such a large impact on many people. Mountain Hawk Talk is presented by Lehigh Valley Health Network and Coordinated Health.
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