US Lacrosse Magazine
September 4, 2019

Colleen Dawson ‘11 was selected as the William & Mary’s head lacrosse coach, according to US Lacrosse Magazine. 

While at the University of Maryland, Dawson won a national title as a student-athlete and was a three-time Atlantic Coast Conference champion. She later went on to direct lacrosse operations at Loyola University of Maryland in Baltimore, coach for a year in Australia and have a record-breaking tenure as an assistant at Saint Joseph’s University.

“It is an honor to be named the head lacrosse coach at William & Mary,” Dawson said to US Lacrosse Magazine. “This is an amazing opportunity, and I am beyond excited to hit the ground running. W&M lacrosse will continue to build a strong foundation of hard work and dedication. The program has a bright future, and I cannot wait to get started.”

Dawson earned a bachelors of science in kinesiology from the University of Maryland in 2011 and a masters in organziational development and leadership from Saint Joseph’s University in 2018. 

“Colleen is exactly who we need to lead our lacrosse program,” Samantha K. Huge, William and Mary director of athletics, said. “She won a national title at the highest level of the sport as a student-athlete and has coached at institutions with high academics and strong values. We are so excited to see her lead and guide our student-athletes."

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