University of Denver senior men’s lacrosse midfielder Erik Adamson (Foothill) was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America First Teams the College Sports Information Directors of America announced on Thursday.
Adamson was also named a USILA Scholar All-American this season and helped lead the Pioneers to their first National Championship, finishing third on the team in goals with 35.
In his career, Adamson finished fifth in DU history in points (146), fourth in goals (111), sixth in shots attempted (267), fourth in shots on goal (184), third in man-up goals (20) and second in game-winning goals (7).
Adamson also helped raise over $2,500 individually and $32,000 collectively for breast cancer research. He participated in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day, 60-mile Breast Cancer Walk in San Diego. He has also contributed organized and packed canned food to ship to impoverished areas as a volunteer with 9News. He has assisted with the set-up of a 5K run to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Foundation. In addition, Adamson has taught inner city kids the sport of lacrosse to keep them safe and off the streets. He has managed and mentored hundreds of kids from the ages of 8 to 18 years old in lacrosse and has learned how to organize and motivate a team focused on achieving a common goal.