LILacrosseNews.com, Posted 8/22/11
From Press Releases
Major League Lacrosse announced Monday that Long Island Lizards goalkeeper Drew Adams has been named as the 2011 Warrior MLL Goalkeeper of the Year, according to MLL Commissioner David Gross.
The award was based on the votes submitted by the head coaches and general managers of each of the League’s six teams.
“Warrior would like to congratulate Drew on an outstanding season,” said Dave Dixon, Warrior Chief Marketing Officer. “The Warrior MLL Goalkeeper of the Year honor is evidence of a tremendous personal effort on the field and we are proud to present this award to him.”
In his second season as the Lizards’ starting goalkeeper, Adams ranked fourth in the MLL with an 11.75 goals against average. He also ranked third in the MLL with a .561 save percentage while leading the league in minutes played (704:44).
A graduate of Penn State University, Adams recorded 15 or more saves six times this season, including a career-high 24 saves against Boston on July 16 which earned him MLL Defensive Player of the Week honors. He also earned the MLL Defensive Player of the Week award after making 16 saves in the Lizards’ July 23 win at Chesapeake.
In three MLL seasons, Adams has recorded a .543 save percentage while allowing 11.60 goals per game. He has made 325 saves in 25 career games, a 13.0 average.
“It’s definitely an honor; it’s a little bittersweet since we’re not in the playoffs, but it’s a reflection of our defense and our team as a whole,” Adams said. “It’s not an individual award in my eyes, you can’t win it without a great team behind you, but it’s definitely an honor.”
Headquartered in Warren, Michigan, Warrior is recognized as a premier manufacturer of innovative, high performance, cutting-edge equipment, footwear and apparel for lacrosse and hockey athletes of all ages and abilities. Founded in 1993 by former champion lacrosse player David Morrow, Warrior is a subsidiary of New Balance. The company is dedicated to a core set of principles: technical superiority, grassroots marketing, original and creative youthful expression and strong partnerships with retailers and suppliers. For more information please visit www.warrior.com.