May 10, 2020

Episode 16: Max Adler - Major League Lacrosse All-Star and Financial Analyst at ESPN

Episode 16: Max Adler - Major League Lacrosse All-Star and Financial Analyst at ESPN

Today’s guest is Max Adler. Max is currently a face-off specialist for the Denver Outlaws, a professional lacrosse team part of Major League Lacrosse. Max made his professional lacrosse debut in July of 2017,


Today’s guest is Max Adler. Max is currently a face-off specialist for the Denver Outlaws, a professional lacrosse team part of Major League Lacrosse. Max made his professional lacrosse debut in July of 2017, and since then has been arguably the best face-off specialist in the league. Last season, Max won a league best 58.3% of face-offs and was named to the Major League Lacrosse All-Star Team for the first time in his career. What makes this feat especially impressive is that Max barely made the lacrosse team his freshman year at Division II Bentley University. Lacrosse wasn’t even his main sport in high school. When Max isn’t training or playing lacrosse, he’s a Financial Analyst at ESPN working out of their headquarters in Bristol, CT. It’s probably been too long before I’ve brought on a Bentley alum, and so I’m especially excited to share this conversation with my fellow Bentley University Class of 2017 graduate, Max Adler.

Timestamps

00:02:44 How he's adjusted to the Pandemic situation

00:07:20 Growing up and high school

00:11:15 Wrestling in high school

00:19:12 How wrestling helped his lacrosse game

00:21:12 Why he chose Bentley

00:22:20 Bentley tryouts and first season

00:27:15 Putting in the extra work after freshman year

00:30:51 Job of the face-off specialist

00:32:08 Making it a goal to be an All-American

00:34:42 Applying same work ethic to school

00:37:06 How he got the opportunity to play pro lacrosse

00:42:23 Denver Outlaws tryouts

00:45:50 Living in Boston while playing for Denver

00:48:30 Playing for Israel in the World Championships

00:54:05 Getting the job at ESPN

00:58:28 His daily routine

01:00:42 His driving force

01:02:45 What would he say to freshman year Max at Bentley