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Palmerton Area’s Matthew Machalik commits to Lehigh University

Written by: on Friday, July 7th, 2023. Follow David Mika on Twitter.


Yesterday on Twitter, Palmerton Area Senior Matthew Machalik announced that he committed to play football at Lehigh University.

Machalik had offers from Lafayette and Navy.

What position are you being recruited for?

– Quarterback/Athlete

Why Lehigh?

“I chose Lehigh because it is a great fit for me! The campus is amazing, the coaches are great and I built a great relationship with the coaches! They definitely made me feel wanted.”

Matt is gearing up for another big season in the 2023 season.

“Committing definitely is a relief, so now I’m glad I can just focus on my team and my senior year. My goal is to make all my other teammates better!”

Matthew had a big year in 2022. Here are his statistics:

156 of 271 attempts
2,554 passing yards
31 TD’s
8 INT’s

164 carries
1,216 rushing yards
21 rushing TD’s
7.4 yards per average
6 games of 100 plus yards; 136 points

31 tackles
21 solo
10 assists
3 INT’s
1 returned for TD
7 pass deflections
1 Forced Fumble

“I’m really excited for Matt and his opportunity to continue his athletic and academic careers at Lehigh. I think his choice will bring excitement to the area as local fans will have the opportunity to support him at Lehigh,” said Head Football Coach Chris Walkowiak. “I would like to thank all the schools that have recruited Matt along the way for their time and efforts, especially the new staff at Lehigh. They have been outstanding to work with and have done their due diligence in recruiting Matt. It will be fun to follow Matt’s career in the future. However, we are in no rush to see him graduate due to all the things he does for us on and off the field. Matt is a tremendous athlete, displays high character, and is just a class act all around.”

Photo courtesy of Lynn Shupp

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