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Carl Hartdegen

Hall of Fame


Inducted 1963


Lehigh University

Hartdegen was born in 1889 in Newark, New Jersey and educated at Barringer High School, then at Newark Academy, graduating in 1910. Carl went on to Lehigh University, where he received his degree in civil engineering in 1914.

During his years at Lehigh, Carl played basketball as well as lacrosse. He developed into one of Lehigh's all-time great lacrosse players and captained the 1914 team. During these years, Lehigh had one of the top teams in the country and in 1914 tied for the national championship. Carl was also very active in many other extracurricular activities other than lacrosse.

After graduating, Carl played for many years with the Crescent Lacrosse Club and was one of the greatest defensemen of all time. Carl's first job after graduating from Lehigh was working on the construction of the Holland Tunnel. Then he was connected with the Mortgage and Loan Division of the Prudential Insurance Company in Newark, New Jersey. During World War I, Carl was a First Lt. in the 318th Engineers.

Carl Hartdegen died in May 1963.