Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 8/6/15
From Press Release
Major League Lacrosse and Maverik Lacrosse announced today that New York Lizards goalkeeper Drew Adams (Springfield-Delco, Penn State) has been named 2015 Maverik Goalie of the Year, as voted by MLL coaches and general managers.
The seven-season veteran goalkeeper for New York earned 9 first place votes to receive the 2015 Maverik Goalie of the Year title. Behind Adams, Chesapeake’s Tyler Fiorito finished in second with 6 first place votes after a remarkable year himself, while Ohio’s goaltender Brain Phipps earned a first place vote as well.
Adams shared a few words regarding winning the 2015 award:
“I think its a testament to the team. My play was just a result of some of the great guys in front of me. Our defense did a great job this year and our offense was super productive. Everyone made my job a lot easier by doing theirs.”
A starter in all 14 games for the Lizards, Adams led New York to a top seed heading into playoffs. The veteran finished the 2015 regular season with a career high for saves in a season and a career high in season save percentage, helping the Lizards reach the Playoffs for just the second time in seven years.
In the MLL semifinal game this past weekend, Adams goaltending once again made it’s valuable impact as he helped his New York Lizards capture a thrilling one goal win in overtime against Boston. Specifically, Adams made a unbelivable save from point blank range on a fastbreak in overtime that could have possibly given Boston the win. Adams had 20 saves in the win that will give New York its first trip back to the MLL Championship Game, since 2010.
Adams was an integral part of the Lizards’ success this season, defending consistently well against opponents as New York heads into the Championship Game with a 11-4 overall record. He has proven himself to be invaluable help to a very successful and top seeded Lizards team this season.
Drew Adams will be back in net again for the New York Lizards as they try to capture their first Steinfeld Cup since 2003 at Fifth Third Bank Stadium in Kennesaw, GA. on August 8th at 7:00 pm EST.