Former St. Joe's Goalie and current Duke Goalie Mike Adler - LGR Podcast 44 | Lax Goalie Rat

Former St. Joe’s Goalie and current Duke Goalie Mike Adler – LGR Podcast 44


In high school, goalie Mike Adler was attacked by a shark.

That’s not some lacrosse slang term for getting scored on by a big attackman.

He was surfing with his buddies in south Florida when a shark attacked him and nearly ripped his foot off.

He’s now recovered and is one of the top goalies in Division 1 Men’s lacrosse right now at St. Joseph’s University in Philly.

Last season, as a redshirt sophomore, he posted a save percentage of 59.7% which was 3rd best in the NCAA. He also posted a top 5 Goals Against Average and top 10 total saves in St. Joes program history in 2018.

This week Mike joins me to discuss a number of great goalie topics including:

  • How he got started playing goalie
  • His recruitment process for St. Joes
  • The story of getting attacked by a shark
  • How is goalie game improved upon arriving to St. Joes
  • His current workout routine
  • His pregame routine
  • His favorite goalie drills
  • The lacrosse goalie pyramid
  • How he approaches the mental game
  • And much more….

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2 thoughts on “Former St. Joe’s Goalie and current Duke Goalie Mike Adler – LGR Podcast 44

  1. Hey coach I just had my first select game, it’s a league that’s co owned by the cannons and my club team. For some reason after letting in a buzzer beater goal at the half it fueled my fire, the opposite of what usually happens. At the end I got the game ball so I’m not sure if I should have a short memory or let the goals fuel my fire

    1. Nice work Liam! Whatever works for you – using goals given up in a postiive way can work! It’s when the goals given up negatively impact your play that you gotta use the short memory.

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