SoCal Success: Noah Molnar, Lehigh

Noah Molnar

More and more lacrosse players from the Southland are heading off to play in college. This summer, Southland Lax is catching up with a few guys and asking them to share their experiences — what they’ve done, how they got there and how others can follow a similar path.

Name: Noah Molnar
College: Lehigh
Hometown/High School: Newport Beach, Calif./Corona del Mar High School
Position: Midfield
Year in school: Senior
Years played: 9 years

Noah Molnar

Any awards won, both high school and college?
2007, 2008 and 2009 1st-Team All-County; 2008 and 2009 US Lacrosse All-American; 2009 Orange County Player of the Year; 2009 #12 Ranking.

How did you get into lacrosse?
My dad played club lacrosse at USC when he was in college, and he bought my little brother and I sticks when we were in sixth grade, and we’ve been playing ever since.

What’s your favorite lacrosse memory?
My favorite lacrosse memory was definitely this year, when we defeated Colgate in the Patriot League championship to win Lehigh’s first ever Patriot League title, which also earned Lehigh’s first ever bid to the NCAA tournament.

How did your season go this year?
We had a truly record-breaking season this year. We finished the season with a 14-3 record — 14 wins being a Lehigh lacrosse record. We went on a nine-game win streak, which was also a Lehigh record. We won Lehigh’s first Patriot League championship. We also had the privilege of hosting an NCAA tournament game for the first time in Lehigh lacrosse history.

What advice can you give to younger players looking to bring their games to the next level?
The biggest advice I’d give younger players looking to play in college is to just have their stick in their hands as much as possible. If you have confidence in your stick, then the rest of your game is going to fall into place.


  1. I’m not guaranteeing a Stevens victory, but I guarantee MSU won’t sneak up on them. They’re known to be a good squad and Stevens took them seriously in the regular season but only beat them by one.

    As for as NESCAC lamentations go, meh. Wesleyan et al knew the selection criteria ahead of time and still chose to play weak out of conference games.Teams from other heavily academic schools travel overnight midweek if that’s what they have to do to play strong opponents. Or better yet, leave Vermont during spring break, Middlebury. If you do that and still don’t get a berth, then pop off. (Obviously none of this is directed at you, CW. Nice write-up!)