||North Andover, MA
Why Lehigh? “I committed my early decision to Lehigh in hopes of getting into the Integrated Business and Engineering Program. I am very interested in taking both engineering and business classes, and Lehigh had a great balance of the two. I really enjoyed Coach Shook when I met him. His energy and enthusiasm toward tennis and his players is great. He sounds very excited and pumped up about making us better tennis players, students, and people.”
Player Profile: As a junior … 2004 Patriot League Scholar Athlete of the Year … Second-Team All-Patriot League selection …won Team’s Scholar Athlete of the Year award … posted a record of 7-9 at first flight singles … went 9-7 at second flight doubles … as a sophomore … put together a 6-9 singles record in a starting role (3-2 in the league) … also amassed an 8-7 doubles record … named to All-Patriot League Second Team in 2003 … as a freshman … compiled a 14-14 singles record … won 2002 Patriot League Sportsmanship Award … member of Lehigh’s Student Athletic board … President of Fellowship of Christian Athletes … a member of the Dean's List … member of Patriot League Academic Honor Roll … in secondary school … finished his senior season 23-2 and led the team to a 14-3 record … was named a Scholar Athlete for lettering in two or more sports, showing good character, and ranking in the top third of his class … earned a varsity letter in soccer, track, and tennis … earned high school and state of Massachusetts
Sportsmanship Award … named to the All-Scholastic Tennis team.
Personal: Son of Scott and Tonya Esler … has one brother, Trafton (167 and one sister, Jacey (19) that runs track and is attending Wheaton College in Illinois … his favorite tennis player is Michael Chang.