By Stuart Zaas | 6/22/12 3:00 PM
DENVER -- Two weeks ago Goalie Adam Fullerton was defending the United States of America overseas in Afghanistan.
Now he’s defending the goal for the Outlaws.
The team officially activated Fullerton from its military reserve list and the goalie is expected to make his debut as a backup goalie for Denver’s game vs. Ohio on July 4.
“We’re all really excited to have Adam home,” General Manager Tony Seaman said. “We can’t thank him enough for his service to our country. I’m looking forward to seeing him in a Denver Outlaw uniform.”
Fullerton last appeared in a lacrosse game more than one year ago as he made the game-sealing play in Denver’s win at Boston on May 21, 2011. He played the fourth quarter of a tightly-contested game and came up with two saves and three ground balls to help the team to a 13-12 victory on Military Appreciation Night in Boston.
Despite being away from the game for such a long period of time, the former Patriot League Goalie of the Year looks sharp and is ready to contribute for the Outlaws should his number get called.
“He’s been overseas for a year, but you wouldn’t know it from the way he looked in practice,” Seaman said. “There isn’t much of a difference in his game from when he left. He’ll work with the team in practice the next few weeks and will be ready to get back in the lineup. With his work ethic, I have no doubt that he’ll be the same goalie he was before he left.”