Niko Amato has a goal of being the best lacrosse goalie in the world. How’s that for the mother of all goals?
After you listen to how he trains and his beast mentality for attacking this position you realize it might not be that crazy of a goal.
As a freshman and as a sophomore Niko led the University of Maryland to the national championship game. The Terps weren’t victorious in either game but by the time Amato was a senior he was an All-American.
After college he took his talents to the MLL and in 2018, playing for the Chesapeake Bayhawks he shared MLL goalie of the year honors with John Galloway.
We hit on tons of awesome points and topics in this podcast.
I ask “tell me about a time you went through a slump” to nearly every guest on the show and Niko’s answer to that question is by far my favorite yet. Pure gold!
Niko has got a great attitude on life and great approach to the position of lacrosse goalie.
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Lacrosse is my passion! The game has given me so much and this blog is my way of giving back to the lax community. Specifically the most bad a$$ part of that community - the goalies! After learning to play goalie from scratch, I wanted to create a site where I could share what I learned with others so they too can become champions in the crease and in life. Learn more about Coach Damon.