O’Dea Lacrosse: “There is no substitute for hard work.”

The O’Dea High School Lacrosse Program is quickly becoming one of the premier programs in Washington State. In 2014 head coach Drew Snider began the lacrosse program. As a player, coach Snider has been extremely successful on a collegiate, professional, and international level. As a coach, Snider won a D2 championship with the Nathan Hale Raiders in 2013 and then started the O’Dea program in 2014. After the inaugural season the Irish were moved from D2 to D1 due to their progress in year 1. At the end of the 2016 season the team competed in the D1 state Quarterfinals. The rapid success is due to our talented and dedicated players as well as an unrivaled coaching staff. Accompanying Snider is John O’Neill, Kris Snider, and Craig Snyder who have numerous years of experience in the game.


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Coach's Corner

200x200Head Coach Drew Snider started the O’Dea High School Lacrosse Program in 2014. During the inaugural season Coach Snider lead the Irish to a 5-9 record in Div. II with zero seniors and only five juniors. In 2015 Coach Snider and the Irish moved up to Div. I and finished with a winning record of 8-6 just missing the playoffs.

Drew graduated from O’Dea in 2006 as a two-time All-American and went on to play at the University of Maryland. At Maryland Snider lead his team to two NCAA Div. I National Championship appearances being crowned captain his senior season. After Maryland, Snider was drafted by Major League Lacrosse’s Denver Outlaws and won a world championship in 2014. Drew also practiced with the Washington Stealth in the National Lacrosse League in 2013. On an international level Snider was selected to team USA’s 30-man roster for the 2014 world games (every 4 years) just missing the 23-man roster. In 2015 Snider was selected to team USA in the World Indoor Lacrosse Championships (every 4 years) winning the bronze medal.

Drew is also an assistant coach at University of Washington and has recently founded a youth lacrosse organization called CitySideLax. Drew grew up in Queen Anne and currently lives in Capitol Hill. He spends his free time with his parents Jacqueline and Kris Snider, his sister Catherine, and brother Will.

For more information about Irish Lacrosse please contact O’Dea Athletic Director, Monte Kohler, at (206) 624-2068 or odad@odea.org