2020 Senior Spotlight: Drew Eidemueller, Defense

by Doug Bailey

Player-Yr

Season Results 

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A

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Shots

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FO Loss

 Drew Eidemueller











2020

Season Ends Prematurely

D

2

0

0

0

1

3



2019

District 23 Champion

D

19

0

0

0

1

20



2018

District 23 Champion

M

12

4

2

1

12

3



2017

District 23 Champion

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6

0

0

0

0

3






39

4

2

1

14

29



Awards











2020











2019

District 23 1st Team-Defense,

SES Most Improved Defense










2018

District 23- Honorable Mention- Midfield,

SES Most Improved Defense










2017











Coach Bailey:  2020 Drew Eidemueller #18 Defense Varsity career: Drew had been a middy, but we needed more solid starting help at defense. Persuaded him to switch his Jr year & he grew to love it. We love what he added! Sacrifice tells you who & what Drew is all about! No better teammate!

 Coach Keating:  #18 Drew Eidemueller - steady and dependable and willing to do what was necessary for the good of the team, almost to a fault - you made the transition from midfielder to close defender and we all benefitted from that decision - it has been a pleasure working with you and watching your development and the way you approached who you were on this team.

Coach O’Brien:  Smart, calculated player.  Always respectful and has yet to realize his full potential. I hope he plays on.

Coach Wolcott:  Drew was our quiet defensemen. What he showed me was the guts to play even when injured. Drew played most of the first have of the season with a painful and recurring hamstring injury. What he showed me was his drive to compete both in practice and games even when we all knew he was hurting was outstanding.

Mom & Dad Eidemueller:  Drew, it has been rewarding to watch you develop as both a lacrosse player and a fine young man through your high school years. Your road to Pirate Lacrosse took you through t-ball, soccer, flag and tackle football and even a short stint at surfing! You finally discovered lacrosse and joined the Martin County Lacrosse League.  Not knowing much about the sport, it was fun to watch you and learn the game along with you.  Who would have guessed you and Sam would both become Pirates?!  Travel lacrosse, in addition to the watching and learning, provided fantastic memories visiting new Florida locations and spending quality time with you.  Always happy to go to practice and games, you never complained about the L-O-N-G rides to get there!  We felt for you earlier on in your high school lacrosse career when you were frustrated by not getting more playing time.  But you realized that the only way to secure your position on the team was to put in extra effort.  Through hard work, determination and discipline, you became a key player as defensive middy by the end of your sophomore year.  As a parent, it was gratifying to see your self-confidence grow with each success.  We had a great sense of pride as you continued to develop your skills, not only physically, but also mentally and emotionally as you showed a high level of teamwork, communication and comradery, particularly among your other defensive teammates which led to last year’s successful season.  Finally, it was really great to see your contentment in the team achievement of winning the district championships the past three years.  We know how much sacrifice (mostly sleep!) it took to be both an excellent student and a disciplined athlete and know that whatever life throws at you, you will handle it with that same discipline and determination all while having a great humility and sense of humor. 

We love you always,  Mom & Dad

Drew’s words:

My favorite moment as a SES lacrosse player:

My favorite moments have to be the district tournaments over the past three years.  Notably, however, was last year’s district championship; starting the whole year made winning that much better.

One thing I am very proud of that I brought to this team:

I would like to think I led by example and left everything on the field.

A lacrosse moment I will never forget:

A moment I’ll never forget was scoring a halftime buzzer-beater from midfield in a home game last year. Technically it went in the books as an assist, but Oscar never touched that ball.

Post- Graduation: 

I will be attending Yale University in the fall.

Gratitude:

I want to thank my parents for always supporting me throughout the years and for pushing me to always do my best. I would be nowhere near where I am without you guys. I also wanted to thank the coaches who’ve helped me progress both as a player and a person throughout the past four years. Specifically, Coach Bailey for moving me to defense, helping me to enjoy the game again. It is unfortunate for the season to end the way it did, but the past four years brought along memories I won’t forget.