Adam Ghitelman

#8 Atlanta Blaze Goalie
Hometown: Cold Spring Harbor, NY
Alma Mater: University of Virginia


  • Two-time NCAA All-American
  • 2011 NCAA National Champion
Why I Use STX

I’ve been using STX since I began playing lacrosse. My first stick was a STX Viper. I trust the products to allow me to play at a high-level with consistency.


Q. How old were you when you started playing?

A. I started playing lacrosse when I was 12 years old.

Q. Who was your favorite athlete (any sport) growing up?

A. Dominik Hasek (Buffalo Sabres) & Tillman Johnson (UVA)

Q. What was your Play Huge moment in your career?

A. A six-goal comeback win against Canada in the 2008 World U-19 games. My favorite play was a diving chase out versus Maryland in the 2011 National Championship. Still have a nice scar on my arm from the turf-burn.

Q. What’s your favorite movie?

A. The Beach with Leonardo DiCaprio.

Q. What advice would you give to a younger version of yourself?

A. Be present & stay in the moment.

Q. Who is one person you (past or present) with whom you’d like to have dinner?

A. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. He is a leader in positive psychology and studies the concept of Flow. Flow is the concept of optimal experience in sports and life.

Q. What’s the one thing you’d like to see changed in your sport?

A. I’d like to see the faceoff heads continue to be distanced from the ball to create more 50-50 groundballs off the faceoff.

Q. Who’s your favorite teammate you’ve ever played with?

A. Tough question. I’ve had the opportunity to play with so many incredible players and legends. My top five would be Bray Malphrus, Joe Cinosky, Ryan Young, Scott Ratliff, & my brother, Jake.

Q. Who is or was the most influential person in helping you on your way to become a professional athlete?

A. My coaches. From Mike WInkoff, Jim Mule, Dennis Bonn, Dom Starsia, John Tucker… I’ve been blessed to be mentored by incredible motivators and teachers. I’d also have to say that my parents have been incredible in their support of pursuing your passion in life.

Q. Describe your playing style in three words.

A. Athletic, Versatile, Quick

Q. What’s your favorite exercise or drill to do while you’re training and why?

A. I have a dynamic workout regiment. I love to cross-train: everything from yoga, snowboarding, squash, and hiking.

Q. What’s your favorite pre-game meal?

A. I love peanut butter & jelly.

Q. If you could play anywhere in the world, where would it be?

A. Manchester, England with the 2018 USA Team.

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