Purcellville, Va. — Loudoun Valley High School senior Robby Adams has made a commitment to continue his lacrosse career at Christopher Newport University starting in the 2019-2020 school year.
“I chose Christopher Newport because I felt comfortable there the second I stepped on campus,” the 5-foot-11 Adams said. “I got the same feeling when I met with the coaching staff.”
Christopher Newport is led by fourth-year head coach Mikey Thompson, who has the Division III Captains off to an 11-6 start in 2019, including a 4-2 mark in the Capital Athletic Conference.
“I think that I will add a new dimension to the Captains team, because I can see the field well and also put the ball in the back of the net from the lefty attack position,” said Adams, who was named second team all-region in 2018. “I will be playing with two of my teammates from Cavalier, and we already know each others’ games and where we will be on the field.”
The CNU roster is currently full of Loudouners including Stone Bridge graduates Aidan FitzGerald, Phoenix Hines, and Jordan Lee; Loudoun County graduates Tyler Lamb and Spencer Shipman; and Rock Ridge graduate Max Wayne.
Before Adams joins his new teammates, however, the senior has one final season at Loudoun Valley. Adams currently has the Vikings off to a 5-4 record, including a 1-1 mark in the Dulles District.
“Playing for Loudoun Valley has been great. Coach [Alex] Inman has really helped me grow these past four years, and I’m glad I got to be a part of this program,” Adams said. “I came in freshman year – the year after Loudoun Valley won the state championship in 2015 – and knew I had to grind to get playing time and couldn’t wait to play for Loudoun Valley. Now, I have to finish out this season strong, and hopefully, finish this season with some hardware.”
While winning certainly drives Adams, his passion for the game and the adrenaline it brings, keeps Adams on the field.
“My uncle played for Loyola University and first got me into playing lacrosse, and I’ve never looked back,” said Adams, who also played for the Vikings’ basketball team throughout his Loudoun Valley career. “I continue to play lacrosse because of how fast and physical the game is; it’s like basketball with a stick.”