Lawson in 2009 (Jr.): Has been a fixture on the Mids' man-down defensive unit over the last two years ... Navy yielded just six extra-man goals in 40 attempts (.850) over its 16 games ... Navy's man-down unit finished the season ranked No. 1 nationally, while the Mids were No. 7 in scoring defense (7.69) ... face guarded the Bucknell in-bounder on its final play of the game (0:10) in the league championship ... having faced Colgate twice this season, the Raiders were 0 for 6 against the Mids' man-down unit ... 0 for 4 in the first meeting and 0 for 2 in the Patriot League Semis ... gave up just one goal against Army in its four man-up chances ... helped squelch Georgetown on five of its six extra-man opportunities ... came up big by causing a Colgate turnover on one of its four extra-man opportunities, his first forced turnover of the year ... picked up a career-high tying two grounders at Bucknell.
2008 (So.): Competed in all 16 contests, primarily as a member of the Mids' man-down unit ... the man-down squad was ranked 16th in the country, stopping the EMO on 74.3 percent of the opportunities ... overall, the Mids surrendered nine extra-man goals and just two by Patriot League foes ... scooped up four grounders on the year, including two against Patriot League foe Holy Cross.
2007 (Fr.): Did not see any varsity action ... gained experience in the system as a scout team player.
More on Lawson: A two-sport standout who graduated from Central Bucks East High School in 2006 ... a three-time letterwinner in lacrosse, while earning a pair of letters in football ... led Central Bucks East to the 2005 and `06 league titles ... served as team captain of the lacrosse team as a senior, while garnering all-league kudos ... named the team's defensive MVP ... earned first-team all-league recognition as a defensive end ... full name is Van Gordon Lawson ... born Dec. 1, 1987, in Annapolis, Md. ... son of Jeffery and Susan Lawson ... majoring in Economics ... has appeared on the Commandant's List four times ... is among the top 35 percent of his class in academic order of merit with a 3.23 grade-point average ... his service assignment is Submarines.