Nittany Lion Lacrosse Player Drew Adams Drafted by MLL's Long Island Lizards
June 23, 2009
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Penn State Nittany Lion lacrosse player Drew Adams (Springfield, Pa.) was taken in the third round of the Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Draft, held recently by the six-team professional league. Adams was the third selection in the third round, the 19th pick overall and the third goalie taken.
Adams ended the 2009 season with a 7.96 goals against average and 212 saves. Over the course of four years, Adams collected 694 saves, by far the most in school history. He also kept his goals against average below 8.00 goals per game having started all 54 games over the four years of his Penn State career. The Springfield native played in over 3,000 minutes in those 54 games.
His Penn State accolades were many, including three honorable mention All-America nods in 2006, 2008 and 2009. Adams was a three-time ECAC Goalie of the Year and three-time first team All-ECAC selection as well. He was voted Penn State's Most Valuable Player four straight years.
Penn State closed out the 2009 season with a 9-5 mark, including a 4-3 record in its final year in the ECAC Lacrosse League (good enough for third place). The Nittany Lions of head coach Glenn Thiel won six straight games to finish the campaign with the most wins since going 9-6 in 2005. Penn State was ranked No. 16 nationally in the final USILA Coaches Poll as well.
Long Island is currently 4-2 overall and just one game behind first place Denver. The Lizards play their home games at Hofstra's Shuart Stadium, the largest outdoor sports complex on Long Island.