<p class="p1"><strong>Drew Snider (right), with current O&rsquo;Dea sophomore Siam Owen. Photo courtesy of Heather Owen</strong></p>

Drew Snider (right), with current O’Dea sophomore Siam Owen. Photo courtesy of Heather Owen

The best of East Coast lacrosse has come home to Seattle. 

Drew Snider, a product of Queen Anne lacrosse, has accepted the inaugural head coach position at O’Dea School on First Hill. 

Drew, a 2006 O’Dea graduate, played college lacrosse at University of Maryland and was named an All-American who played in two NCAA Men’s Division I national title games.

The lacrosse season begins in spring, playing from February to May. All across Seattle, fields will fill up with players and gear, boys and girls. 

O’Dea sophomore Siam Owen said he dreams of following Snider’s success. Owen, also a product of Queen Anne lacrosse, played varsity with Garfield High School, as Snider did, and looks forward to him coaching at O’Dea. Owen will represent O’Dea on the West Coast Starz (WCS), a program Snider has been involved with that exposes players aspiring to be NCAA level competitors to college recruiting. 

Snider continues to play lacrosse with the Denver Outlaws, boasting a 2013 undefeated Major League Lacrosse regular season, and securing a training roster spot on the U.S. Men’s National Lacrosse Team.