Lehigh University baseball coach Sean Leary knew about Jacen Nalesnik, the player.
But once he found out about Jacen Nalesnik, the student, there was an added interest.
Now, that interest is mutual as Nalesnik, ranked first in his class at Lehighton, has signed to continue his athletic and academic career as a Mountain Hawk.
"All along I've wanted to play baseball more than football but for awhile it was looking like I might play football," said Nalesnik. "When Lehigh came along, I was really excited.