Throughout his three-plus years at Lehigh University, Mark Forrest '15 has steadily built an impressive resume both on-and-off the soccer pitch. Forrest was named a third-team All-American in 2017 after posting the third most goals and second-most points in Division I men's soccer, and this season he is Lehigh's captain and entered the season on the watch list for the Hermann Trophy, which is the men's soccer equivalent of the Heisman Trophy. Forrest, who is a student in Lehigh's College of Business and Economics, also is excelling in the classroom and is making an impact in the greater Bethlehem Community.
For his all-around contributions at Lehigh, Forrest has been named one of just 10 men's soccer finalists nationwide for the NCAA Senior Class Award
. According to the CLASS website, "An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School ® , the Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities."
A four-year letter winner on the boys' soccer team at The Hill, Forrest was a member of three MAPL and two PAISAA championship sides. In 2013, he scored the PAISAA Championship-clinching goal in a shootout against Haverford School, and in 2014 he served as a team co-captain. He graduated as the third all-time leading goal scorer in program history with 50 career goals. Additionally, Forrest served as a prefect in Wendell Dormitory.