PROSPER — Luke Teigen has been a key piece for Prosper lacrosse for the past four years as a long stick midfielder and defenseman, he has now signed his letter of intent and is preparing to take his skill set with him to Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Teigen is no stranger to the northeast, beginning his playing career in Crofton, Maryland. Trading his bat for a lacrosse stick, quitting baseball in the fourth grade to focus solely on his now one true athletic passion. Teigen played for a few select clubs in Maryland (the Fat Boys, Prime Lacrosse Clubs and Crofton Recreational Lacrosse) until the eighth grade, when he and his family moved to Texas.
There he joined Prosper Lacrosse as well as played for several club teams; Chaos, Texas United, D Select, 3D Dallas, C2C and Sentry Lacrosse. Teigen managed to be selected for the Madlax All-Stars and given the chance to play in the Salisbury University and Drexel University showcases. Kicking off the recruitment process between him and Drexel.
Throughout his career in Prosper, Teigen has shown steady improvement — causing 48 ground balls and 11 turnovers his freshman year, picking up 3 goals, 3 assists, 45 ground balls and causing 21 turnovers his sophomore year; and 3 goals, 5 assists, 60 ground balls and 29 turnovers his junior year. While also being named an All-State long stick midfielder and Defensive MVP for the 2018 season.
Teigen will be hoping to contribute to a solid NCAA Division I program in Drexel University, the Dragons went 5-8 overall with a 1-4 conference record in 2018.
“I’m from the northeast so kind of feels like going back home there and I love the big city,” Teigen said of his decision on attending Drexel.
Though strong performances on the field will not be Teigens only goal during his time at Drexel. He will also be attending Drexel’s Fashion Design program, a top 10 fashion program in the country, and top 20 fashion company in the world.
“I’m hoping to graduate and finish my degree in the fashion program,” Teigen said, “and after that hopefully get into designing.”
Tiegen also had some kind words for everyone who supported him on his journey to the next level: “I want to thank everyone who has helped me get here, anyone who has given me a helping hand and made me who I am today. I couldn’t do it without the people who have supported me along the way.”