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.

Schedule
2017 JV Schedule
Day Date Opponent Location Time/Result
Monday March 13 Issaquah Pacific Cascade MS 5:15pm
Wednesday March 15 Eastside Upper Genesee 5pm
Friday March 17 Bainbridge Bainbridge 5:30pm
Wednesday March 22 Seattle Prep Upper Genesee 7pm
Monday March 27 Woodinville Woodinville 8pm
Thursday March 30 Lakeside Lakeside 5pm
Monday April 3 SAAS Upper Genesee 5pm
Thursday April 6 Bellevue Bellevue 6:15pm
Tuesday April 11 Eastlake Eastlake 5pm
Tuesday April 25 Bainbridge Upper Genesee 5pm
Thursday April 27 Seattle Prep Lower Woodland #7 5pm
Thursday May 4 Lakeside Upper Genesee 5pm
Monday May 8 Ballard QA Bowl 4pm
2017 Varsity Schedule
Day Date Opponent Location Time/Result
Tuesday March 14 Eastside Upper Genesee 7pm
Friday March 17 Bainbridge Bainbridge 7:30pm
Tuesday March 21 Seattle Prep Upper Genesee 5pm
Thursday March 23 Blanchet Blanchet 7pm
Tuesday March 28 Denver East Upper Genesee 3pm
Friday March 31 Lakeside Lakeside 5pm
Thursday April 6 Bellevue Bellevue 8pm
Tuesday April 11 Eastside Catholic Eastside Catholic 7pm
Thursday April 13 Eastlake Upper Genesee 5:30pm
Monday April 17 Coronado (CA) TBD (CA) TBD
Wednesday April 19 San Marco (CA) TBD (CA) TBD
Tuesday April 25 Bainbridge Upper Genesee 7pm
Thursday April 27 Seattle Prep Lower Woodland #7 7pm
Tuesday May 2 Blanchet Upper Genesee 6pm
Thursday May 4 Lakeside Upper Genesee 7pm
Team
Announcements

There are no announcements at this time. GO IRISH!

Coach's Corner

Head 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. In 2016 , Snider led the Irish to their first D1 playoff and ultimately losing in the Elite-8.

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. Snider was named  captain  of the team in2016, and he led them to their second MLL Championship that same year. 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

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