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Brendan Dawson - Director – Haverford School

Brendan Dawson brings over 18 years’ experience in NCAA collegiate lacrosse to CLS Lacrosse Camps at the Haverford School. In nine years as a Head Coach, Dawson was named Coach of the Year four different times in three conferences. Most recently he was the head coach at Haverford College, a member of the nationally competitive Centennial Conference and NCAA Division III.

While at Haverford College, Dawson coached and helped develop the Centennial Conference Defensive Player of the Year and a Third Team All-America in 2017. The 2018 Haverford College men’s lacrosse team qualified for the Centennial Conference Playoffs for the first time in eight years, had four All Centennial Conference Selections and a North-South Game Participant. For his efforts, Dawson was named the 2018 Centennial Conference Coach of the Year.

Prior to his time at Haverford College, Dawson was the Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach at Widener University from 2011-2016. His Widener teams played in five straight Middle Atlantic Conference Championships and an NCAA Tournament. Dawson was named MAC Commonwealth Conference Coach of the Year in 2014 and 2016. While at Widener, he helped develop two All-America Selections, two North-South Game Participants and 31 All Conference Players.

Dawson started the NCAA men’s lacrosse program at Division III Aurora University, serving as Head Coach from 2009-2011. His 2011 team had 8 All-Conference players, amassed an 11-6 record in their first year of NCAA play, qualified for the MLC Tournament, and Dawson was named 2011 Midwest Lacrosse Conference Coach of the Year.

From 2006-2009, Dawson spent time as an assistant coach at his alma-mater, Salisbury University and Dickinson College. As a player at Salisbury, Dawson was a four-year letter winner, an All-Conference player, a two time captain (’03-’04) and won two NCAA Division III National Championships (’03-’04).

Drew Adams – Assistant Coach – Haverford School

Major League Lacrosse player Drew Adams brings a wealth of knowledge to the Haverford School. Adams is an active player in Major League Lacrosse (MLL) for the New York Lizards and was also a part of the 23 man roster for the United States Senior Men’s Lacrosse team.

Playing professionally in MLL, Adams is a five-time all-star and three-time goalie of the year. He anchored a defense that captured the 2015 MLL championship. Playing on the international stage, Adams helped guide the United States to the silver medal at the 2014 Federation of Internal Lacrosse (FIL) championships. Additionally, he is a current member of the New York Athletic Club.

Prior to joining the professional ranks, Adams was a three-time All-American goalie at Penn State where he was also honored as a three-time ECAC Goalie of the Year and four-time first-team All-ECAC selection. Captaining the Nittany Lions during his senior season, the 2009 Penn State graduate still holds the school record for most saves in a career with 694.

Adams is also the founder of Net Nation Lacrosse LLC which offers position specific training camps and clinics throughout the country and has drawn over 1,000 participants on an annual basis since its inception in 2010.

Keith Belson – Assistant Coach – Haverford School

Keith Belson brings a wealth of knowledge to the Haverford School. For the past two seasons (2017-2018), Coach Belson has worked closely with Coach Dawson as the defensive coordinator at Haverford College and has been heavily involved in coaching ever since his graduation from Saint Joseph’s University in 2011.

Belson spent four years as the defensive coordinator for Marple Newtown High School. In this role, he was responsible for creating practice plans as well as organizing both team and individual strategies. Belson also spent time as the head coach for Duke’s Lacrosse Club in King of Prussia, Pa. where he was a talent evaluator for Duke’s Elite team.

From 2012-14, Belson served as the head coach of Team Philadelphia’s rising sophomore lacrosse team. In this role, he was named the coach of the year in 2013. Following his graduation from Saint Joseph’s, Belson got his start in coaching as an assistant at Strath Haven High School where he was responsible for practice plans and scouting reports.

While playing at Division I Saint Joseph’s University, Belson was a four-year starting long stick midfielder for the Hawks who earned Academic All-MAAC honors and was named to the Dean’s List. Belson graduated from Saint Joseph’s with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. He currently teaches ninth and 10th grade English at Marple Newtown High School.