Seattle, Tacoma prep lacrosse standouts earn prestigious awards at University of Maryland

SEATTLE — Former Seattle and Tacoma prep lacrosse standouts Drew Snider (O’Dea HS / Garfield lacrosse) and Landon Carr (Curtis HS) have been honored by the men’s lacrosse program at the University of Maryland.

Drew Snider, a 2006 O’Dea graduate and three-time All-State selection in lacrosse with Garfield High School program, won the University of Maryland’s 2012 William Cole Award as “Best Overall Midfielder”

Snider, a 2006 graduate of O’Dea High School in Seattle and prep lacrosse standout at Garfield High School where he was a three-time first team All State honoree, was honored with the William Cole Award presented to the school’s best overall midfielder.

Carr, a 2009 graduate of Curtis High School near Tacoma where he was a 2009 US Lacrosse All American as a senior and two-time first team All State honoree, was honored with the Terrapin’s “Big Man” and “Iron Terp” awards.

The “Big Man” award is annually presented to a Terrapin lacrosse player in honor of former longtime Maryland coach Dick Edell. The award was created to honor the player that best exemplified the selfless and positive qualities of the retired coach. The “Iron Terp Award” is presented to the strongest “pound-for-pound” Terrapin lacrosse player. Carr was the only Terrapin in 2012 to receive two awards.

The awards were presented September 30 at the annual Maryland Lacrosse Fall Banquet in College Park, Maryland.

Both saw action in Maryland’s 2012 run to the NCAA men’s lacrosse championship game, where the Terrapins finished runner up for the national title to Loyola of Maryland.

Landon Carr, a 2009 Curtis High School graduate and US Lacrosse All American high school lacrosse standout, won the University of Maryland’s 2012 Iron Terp and Big Man Awards.

Carr is expected to see action in next weekend’s Seatown Classic in Seattle. The Saturday, Oct. 13 game between Maryland and Denver gets underway at 2 p.m. at Tukwila’s Starfire Sports Complex.

Tickets are $22 and available at www.SeatownClassic.org

Read the full story from the University of Maryland.

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– Mike McQuaid, Sports Information Director, US Lacrosse – Washington State Chapter

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