Drew at a glance

International - World Games

  • Team USA Gold Medalist

  • Team USA Bronze Medalist

  • US Men's national training team

    • Outdoor world games​ '14 & '18

    • Indoor world games '15

  • First ever West Coast player to be named to the national teams

Professional

  • 7x All-Star 

  • 4x league champion

  • 5x team captain

  • All-Pro

  • Team MVP

NCAA - Division 1 (ACC)

  • University of Maryland

    • Team Captain

    • Most Valuable Midfielder

    • ACC champion

    • 2x national runner-up

Co-founder

  •  CitySideLax 

Head Coach & Program Director

  • O’Dea High School - Current

    • 2x State Champions 

  • Nathan Hale High School

    • State Champions

Offensive Coordinator

  • University of Washington '15 & '16

Lacrosse All-Star

In 2007, Drew joined the University of Maryland lacrosse team at something of a disadvantage. He was considered undersized as a midfielder and, more important, he was from Seattle, a continent away from the sport’s traditional hotbeds. Despite his reputation as a Washington State high school star, he had to prove himself and earn playing time with the Terrapins.

 

That he did. During his Maryland career as an offensive midfielder, he played in two NCAA Division 1 championship games, won an ACC Championship, was named Most Valuable Midfielder, and honored as team captain. In fact, Drew was a pioneer — his success helped expand the recruitment of talented players from throughout the country into storied East Coast programs.

 

Drew earned his Criminology and Criminal Justice degree and was chosen by the Denver Outlaws in the Major League Lacrosse draft. During his seven years there, the Outlaws won three championships, including 2014 when Drew scored the game winning goal in the waning seconds. He was a six-time MLL All-Star and 2015 All-Pro, among other accolades. 

In 2019, Drew took a major risk when he joined a group of top players from Major League Lacrosse and split to form their own Premier Lacrosse League. The group’s goal was nothing short of redefining how a niche professional sports league could be run and showcased. In the PLL’s highly successful inaugural year, Drew became a champion yet again as co-captain of The Whipsnakes. He was also named a league All-Star. In the offseason, Drew was reassigned to an expansion club, the Waterdogs, for his scoring prowess, senior leadership and ability to instill a team-first culture into a start-up franchise.

 

Drew has succeeded on the international level as well. In 2018, he was a member of Team U.S.A., which brought home the Gold Medal in the World Outdoor Lacrosse tournament in Israel. In 2015, he was part of the Bronze Medal-winning U.S. team in the World Indoor Lacrosse tournament. Drew had the distinction of being the first ever West Coast player to be named to the national teams.

 

All of these achievements constitute but one of many ways to describe Drew Snider: Winner.

Lacrosse Coach, Mentor and Ambassador

Despite his national and international lacrosse achievements, Drew has remained a proud resident of Seattle, where he’s been a major contributor to the development of youth and high school lacrosse. He loves coaching. He loves molding young people. And he loves having a lacrosse stick in his hands. Starting at age 16, Drew coached camps, showcases and travel teams at every age and skill level. In 2013, he was named head coach of the Nathan Hale Raiders and led the high school to its first ever State Championship.

 

The following year, Drew returned to his alma mater, O’Dea High School, founding the lacrosse program and serving as its head coach. In just the program’s fifth year, Drew led the Fighting Irish to the Washington state championship.

 

Spurred by his entrepreneurial spirit, and recognizing the need in his home city for more lacrosse programs, Drew founded CitySideLax in 2013 with his Outlaws teammate Chris O’Dougherty. With its teams, camps and clinics, CitySide has grown into the most elite developmental program in the region.

 

Drew landed his first collegiate coaching job as offensive coordinator for University of Washington 2015.

 

These days, Snider leads a lacrosse-centric life as the head coach of O'Dea, president of CitySideLax, and his ongoing role with PLL and the Waterdogs. Still in the prime of his playing career, he has carved out a reputation as one of the sport's top ambassadors in the Northwest.

 

Entrepreneur, Marketer, Influencer

Drew was among the first professional lacrosse players to sign an endorsement deal with Adidas, which was looking to establish a foothold in the sport. The worldwide company could not have chosen better. Drew’s profile as a key contributor to championship teams helped bolster the Adidas profile. He’s been a tireless advocate for the brand — in television ads, as a spokesperson, model and through his ceaseless social media presence. 

 

Drew has also been diligent in developing and maintaining his personal brand. He has his own line of lifestyle apparel, and partners with such brands as Nordstrom, Live Nation, OVO Sound, Liquid I.V.Cuts, Strideline, and Long Wharf Supply Co. And if that wasn’t enough, Drew maintains an active modeling career for Heffner Management.

 

From an early age, Drew Snider knew he wanted to make a life that revolved around lacrosse. Through hard work, ingenuity and an abundance of talent, he has made it happen — and more.

Drew Snider is a living example of how a top player in a niche sport, lacrosse, can build a multi-faceted and highly successful career that transcends the playing field. Not only is Drew in the prime of an already long and decorated playing tenure, but he has also built a sterling personal brand that has led to endorsement deals with several companies, chief among them Adidas. Drew has earned status as a champion lacrosse coach and built a reputation as a savvy social-media influencer and first-rate role model synonymous with integrity, drive, and imagination.

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