Author’s Note: This is from 2 weeks ago, and again, represents what we are looking for on our Report Media Coverage feature! Of course, as nice as it is to see an article like this I must caution Mikey that ‘the Bos’ awaits him Saturday as my Statesmen welcome St. Joe’s to town for the NEC matchup . . . watch out for fish being thrown on the way to the field Mikey!
Redshirt freshman Mike Adler may be a rookie goalkeeper on the men’s lacrosse team, but he definitely doesn’t play like it.
Others clearly recognize his superior play, as he was voted onto the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Division I Team of the Week on Feb. 27 after his performance in his second collegiate game against Providence College on Feb. 24. Adler made 16 saves on 20 shots in the Hawks’ 4-3 loss. The same game also earned him Northeast Conference honors as defensive player of the week and rookie of the week.
To Adler, the accomplishment does not overshadow the fact that the team still lost their game against Providence.
“It’s about winning games and unfortunately, we didn’t win,” Adler said. “Whatever accolades I get, it doesn’t matter unless we win; even if that means getting a bunch of saves, it’s about wins. It’s something my parents like to see, but to me, the team and coaching staff, it doesn’t mean much.”
As a redshirt last season, Adler was able to practice with the team and learn the game at the Division I level, but he did not play in games. According to men’s lacrosse head coach Taylor Wray, practicing without the pressure of games allowed Adler to build his skills in the net.
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