Stephen Schousen, JP McCaskey (Class of 2021) – COMMITTED TO BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY


Name: Stephen C. Schousen

School: JP McCaskey, Lancaster, PA

Graduation Year: 2021

DOB: 03/2003


Social media: 

– Instagram: @stephen_schousen

– Strava: Stephen Schousen

Milesplit profile link:


5k Track: 15:38, Solo-time trial (4/25/2020)

5k XC:  15:57.50, 2020 PIAA District III AAA Championships

5k Road:  15:11, Manheim Santa Run 2019 results:

Indoor 1600:  4:38, 2020 Alvernia Golden Wolves Challenge 

Indoor 3000:  9:13, 2020 Philadelphia Public League Invitational at the Armory

Outdoor 3200 (sophomore year):  9:53, 2019 Hoka One One Henderson Invitational

XC/TF Highlights:  In 2020, finished 3rd at the LL League Championships, 2nd at the PIAA District III AAA Championships, and 9th at the PIAA AAA State Championships. 2019 and 2020 Lancaster-Lebanon League first team all star. 2019 PIAA 3A state XC qualifier. 2019 Carlisle Puma Challenge Medalist 

Favorite XC/TF memory to date:  Taking second as a team at the 2019 Ben Bloser Invitational.

What do you enjoy most about the sport of XC and/or TF:  The team environment

Academic Highlights:  Honor roll, National Honor Society

Favorite HS class to date and why:  IB Economics and IB History of Europe, as both are engaging and interesting.

I am interested in the following college major(s): Undecided

Career aspirations: I would love to become a semi-professional runner for a few years following college. Long term, I would like to be a physical therapist specializing in the treatment of distance runners, or a coach at the collegiate level.

I am looking for the following in a future college: Small class sizes and opportunities for independent study along with a beautiful campus.

My ideal college coach would be:

Flexible but competitive with an emphasis on team success.

The most important factors I will consider when choosing a college:

– Strong sense of community on campus

– Professors that are eager to engage with students

– Outgoing, supportive, and intellectually engaged classmates