Another gifted Syracuse area performer, Len Rauch was a superb two-sport athlete in both high school and college.
Basketball and baseball were sports he excelled in. At Bishop Ludden High School he was the featured performer for Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame Coach Gerry Wilcox. At Ludden, Len was a two-time All City selection, Post-Standard All City in 1987 and All-State honoree. He led the Gaelic Knights to the State Class A Championship game, multiple Section III team titles and was nominated for the prestigious McDonald's All American High School Team. He also starred for the Ludden baseball team.
His college career at LeMoyne College brought him to higher levels of success. He held the LeMoyne record from 1991, broken this year, as all-time leading scorer (1,876 points) and all-time rebounder (1,151). He is No. 3 for the Dolphins for made field goals and free throws and No. 5 for assists (509) and steals (172). Len was the Mideast Conference Rookie of the Year and was the first players named all conference in all four years (three as first team). He was the Conference Player of the Year his senior season and Division II NABC Third Team All-American.
Len also played baseball at LeMoyne in 1989 and 1990, including a trip to the Division I NCAA Regional Finals, only one pitch away from competing in the College World Series.
In 1991 he toured with the Harlem Globetrotters as a member of the Boston Shamrocks. Len was inducted into the LeMoyne College Hall of Fame in 2001. He has, since 2000, become a high school and college basketball official. He also competes as a top local golfer, being a member of the Mitchell Cup Team in 2003, 2004 and 2005. In 2005, Len was District Amateur Champion. He also coaches youth basketball and baseball.