(Photo Courtesy of Paul VI Lacrosse)
Kevin Cassese and the Lehigh Mountain Hawks landed a commitment in the 2022 class on Tuesday, as Paul VI Catholic, Va., faceoff man Johnny Kidd announced that he would be taking his talents to Betlehem. He announced his commitment via Instagram.
The Old Dominion native is the third commitment in the class for the Mountain Hawks, joining Eastport South Manor, N.Y., attackman Peter Theodoropoulos and Miller Place, N.Y., LSM Max Weisman.
“The culture was something that really stuck out to me,” Kidd told Lacrosse Bucket. “Going into the recruiting process I was looking for the best combination of lacrosse, academics, and culture. With that said, for me, Lehigh was the best option and I couldn’t be more happy about it.
The Mountain Hawks initially reached out to Kidd in early September, which is the first month that college coaches can contact 2022 recruits. Kidd mentioned that the coaching staff at Lehigh was a big part of his decision to commit, saying, “I also absolutely love the Coaching staff at Lehigh. They’re a bunch of great guys and we are very likeminded.”
While recruiting will continue to be in a dead period, which prohibits in-person recruiting and campus visits, through January 1st, Kidd has taken a trip up to Lehigh on his own to see campus.
This past season, Kidd helped the Panthers to a 1-1 record before the season was cancelled due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
Kidds says that he took the shut down and used it as an advantage to focus on getting better in the weight room Coming into his junior year, Kidd says that he is looking to add on 10 pounds before the season and “crush” it in the classroom.