O’Dea lacrosse coach Drew Snider named to All-Major League Lacrosse Team

BOSTON – O’Dea High School lacrosse coach and former Washington state US Lacrosse All-American Drew Snider has been named to the 2015 Major League Lacrosse All-MLL Team presented by New Balance following a career year with the Denver Outlaws. Snider is the first Washington state native to be named to the ALL-MLL Team.

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Seattle native Drew Snider. Photo: Denver Outlaws

Concluding his fourth professional lacrosse season after a stand-out collegiate career that took the former Maryland Terrapin to the NCAA Men’s Div. I finals as junior and senior, Snider secured his first spot on the ALL-MLL Team after netting four or more goals on four separate occasions during the Outlaws 14-game campaign.

This summer, Snider led Denver in goals scored with 35 goals and 11 assists, matching a career-high 46 points, (31g, 14a) earned during his 2013 sophomore campaign. His season success included a five-goal Coca-Cola Player of the Game performance in the Outlaws season finale, come-from behind overtime win over the eventual 2015 MLL champion New York Lizards.

In the win, with Denver mounting a late rally to tie the game in the final minute of regulation, the 6-0, 175-pound midfielder who competed with the US National Lacrosse Team last fall in a Seattle exhibition game with Notre Dame, sprinted the length of the field just 26 seconds into the extra period to score the game-winner. Watch game highlights here. Last season, Snider scored the championship game winner with 56 seconds remaining to lift Denver to its first MLL title.

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Seattle’s Drew Snider (center), then playing for the U.S. National Team, takes a shot on the Notre Dame goal during the 2014 Seatown Classic at the Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila, Wash. Photo: Michael Jardine

The award is Snider’s second prominent Major League Lacrosse honor. In 2013, he was chosen as the MLL Most Improved Player of the Year.

This spring, in Snider’s second season as lacrosse coach at O’Dea High School in Seattle, the 2013 nominee for the MTR Western Seattle Sports Star of the Year and resident of Seattle’s Queen Anne neighborhood, guided his alma mater to an 8-6-0 record in the Washington State Division I Metro Conference.

To read the full Major League Lacrosse story visit: Major League Lacrosse Announces2015 ALL-MLL Team Presented by New Balance

 

2015 Major League Lacrosse All-MLL Team

Position Name Team
Attack Jordan Wolf Rochester Rattlers
Attack Rob Pannell New York Lizards
Attack Kieran McArdle Florida Launch
Faceoff Specialist Greg Gurenlian New York Lizards
Midfield Tom Scheiber Ohio Machine
Midfield Paul Rabil New York Lizards
Midfield Drew Snider Denver Outlaws (Seattle, Wash.)
Defense Tucker Durkin Florida Launch
Defense Joe Fletcher New York Lizards
Defense Scott Ratliff Boston Cannons
Defense Joel White Rochester Rattlers
Goal Drew Adams New York Lizards

 

About Lacrosse in Washington State
Lacrosse has over 100 years of history in Washington state with clubs playing in the early 1900s and high schools now in their fourth decade of state competition.  With Native American origins, lacrosse is one of the oldest organized sports on the continent and today is considered the fastest growing sport in America.  In Washington state, some 4,000 student-athletes attending over 200 high schools play prep lacrosse, while another 6,000 play lacrosse at the youth, adult and collegiate club levels throughout the state. For more information on high school lacrosse in Washington state visit http://www.WashingtonHSLAX.com.

www.WashingtonHSLAX.com

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

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