By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/6/22
Drew Adams, a goalie from Springfield-Delco who starred at every level of lacrosse, announced his retirement Wednesday on Instagram after 13 years as a pro player.
Adams, inducted into the Eastern PA Chapter of the USA Lacrosse Hall of Fame last September, played the last three seasons with the Premier Lacrosse League’s Archers and was the Major League Lacrosse Goalie of the Year three times for the Long Island/New York Lizards franchise.
In his Instagram post, Adams wrote, “The past PLL season, my 14th in professional lacrosse, will be my last.
“I will be forever thankful for my teammates, coaches and all of those involved who have had such a tremendous impact on me.
“My main focus has always been my family. My hope is stepping away from playing provides more opportunity to create memories as a husband, father and friend.
Adams was a 2005 All-American at Springfield who earned USILA Honorable Mention All-American three years in a standout career at Penn State. He also was ECAC Rookie of the Year and ECAC Goalie of the Year twice while serving as a team captain in his senior year.
Adams played for the MLL LI and New York Lizards from 2009 to 2018. He played in the MLL All Star Game six times and helped the Lizards to the League Championship in 2015.
In 2014, Drew was the goalie for the USA National Team which won a Silver Medal at the World Games in Colorado.