Patrick Lersch
Patrick  Lersch

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Pittsburgh, PA

High School:
Upper St. Clair High School

Height:
6-2

Major:
Mechanical Engineering


03/10/2018

Men’s Swimming & Diving Finishes Runner-Up at CSCAA National Invitational

Colonials follow up A-10 title with second-place finish at national postseason meet

03/09/2018

Men's Swimming & Diving Holds Lead at CSCAA National Invitational

Colonials claimed gold in the 800 free relay

03/08/2018

Men’s Swimming & Diving Leads at CSCAA National Invitational

Colonials picked up bronze Thursday in 200 free relay

02/17/2018

Men's Swimming & Diving Repeats as A-10 Champion

Colonials celebrated their second straight conference crown Saturday

02/16/2018

Men's Swimming & Diving Holds Strong at A-10 Championships

Colonials won seven medals Friday to keep the lead

2017-18: Helped Colonials claim repeat A-10 title and then finish runner-up at the season-ending CSCAA National Invitational Championship...Placed 17th at the conference meet in the 50 free in 20.88 seconds...Qualified for B final of the 200 free with a career-best time of 1:39.81 in prelims before tying for 13th (1:39.95)...Also made the B final of the 100 free, where he finished ninth in a career-best time of 45.01 seconds...Earned a gold medal at CSCAA NIC in the 400 free relay (2:56.89) and a bronze in the 200 free relay (1:21.54)...Qualified for the B final of the 100 free and placed 10th (45.15 seconds)...Tied for 14th at season-ending meet in 50 free after setting a career-best (20.80) in prelims...Also placed 17th in 200 free (1:42.05)...Recognized on A-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll.

2016-17: Helped the Colonials win their first-ever Atlantic 10 Conference title...Posted a career-best time of 21.25 in the 50-yard freestyle at the A-10 Championships...Swam a personal-best time of 1:42.05 in the 200 free at the A-10 Championships...Posted a career-best in the 100 free with a time of 45.86 a the A-10 Championships.

2015-16: Helped set a GW record time of 3:00.60 as the third leg in the 400-yard freestyle relay at the 2016 Atlantic 10 Championships (Feb. 21) to place fourth...Swam personal bests in the 50 free (21.70 -- 36th), the 100 free (46.41 -- 18th), and the 200 free (1:43.26 -- 29th) at the A-10 Championships...Touched the wall with a career-best time of 24.98 in the 50-yard backstroke against Georgetown (Jan. 16)...Finished with a season-best time of 54.88 in the 100-yard backstroke at the Magnus Cup Invitational (Nov. 21).

High School: Four-year varsity letterwinner at Upper St. Clair High School in Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania...Served as squad captain in 2015...Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League (WPIAL) qualifier each year of career...Four-time WPIAL gold medalist...Set three WPIAL records during 2014 and 2015 seasons...Helped team finish as WPIAL runners-up in each year of career...Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) qualifier four times...Three-time PIAA silver medalist...Squad was PIAA runner-up in 2015...Two time All-American (2014, 2015)...Swam for Upper St. Clair Swim Club team.

Personal: Born Patrick Dolan Lersch on Feb. 2, 1997, in South Haven, Michigan...Son of Nora Mulvihill Lersch and Charles Dana Lersch...Has one younger sister, Maeve...Intends to major in Mechanical Engineering while at GW.

CAREER BESTS
50-Yard Freestyle 20.80 CSCAA National Invitational (3/8/2018)
100-Yard Freestyle 45.01 Atlantic 10 Championships (2/14/2018)
200-Yard Freestyle 1:39.81 Atlantic 10 Championships (2/14/2018)
50-Yard Butterfly 24.11 Magnus Cup Invitational (11/19/2017)
50-Yard Backstroke 24.98 vs. Georgetown (1/16/2016)
100-Yard Backstroke 54.88 Magnus Cup Invitational (11/21/2015)
100-Yard Individual Medley 54.53 Magnus Cup Invitational (11/20/2016)
200-Yard Individual Medley 2:04.92 at Davidson (9/30/2016)

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