Dartmouth All-American Dr. Andrew Goldstein on Coming Out as a Lacrosse Goalie - LGR Episode 146 | Lax Goalie Rat

Dartmouth All-American Dr. Andrew Goldstein on Coming Out as a Lacrosse Goalie – LGR Episode 146

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Andrew Goldstein broke barriers on and off the field during his playing career.

While everyone may remember 2003 goalie of the year Tillman Johnson, another All-American that year was this former Dartmouth goalie who was one of the best to ever guard the cages for the Big Green.

Goldstein was known for his blazing speed on the field and there’s no better example of this than his amazing goalie goal during the first round of the 2003 NCAA Championships, still the only NCAA men’s lacrosse tournament game in Dartmouth history.

Before Brett Queener, there was Andrew Goldstein (it was 2003, that’s really the TV quality we had back then)…

While Dartmouth fell short in that game, it was Goldsteins All-American season and this tremendous jaw-dropping goal that gave him the confidence to share a secret with his teammates that he’d been holding in for awhile.

He came out as a gay athlete to his teammates that summer. Later on, ESPN picked up the story and he was under the spotlight as a trailblazer ushering in a new era in professional sports.

After his time at Dartmouth, Goldstein was then drafted into Major League Lacrosse and was the first American male team-sport professional athlete to be openly gay during his playing career.

He played with the New York Lizards from 2005-07.

Goldstein has also made a huge difference off the field in helping support other gay athletes.

On the day before the 2015 Division I lacrosse championship game between Denver and Maryland at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, a few miles away on the campus of Pennsylvania University, several hundred people, gay lacrosse players, and their allies, gathered for The Courage Game.

The game was created to help support 12-year-old Braeden Lange who had come out as gay as well.

Goldstein is now a doctor at UCLA in Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology, and Urology. His groundbreaking laboratory at UCLA is making startling progress toward a cure for prostate cancer.

Goldstein joins the show today to talk about his coming out story, playing at Dartmouth, playing with Team Israel, breaking the stigma around gay athletes in the sport, and much more!

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