Wallaceburg’s Kyle Dawson Wins Chuck Rowan Award

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Kyle Dawson fires a shot on net for the Wallaceburg Red Devils last season – Photo by Jocelyn McLaughlin/ CKSN.ca

Wallaceburg’s Kyle Dawson will be receiving one of Ontario’s top honours for Midget and Intermediate lacrosse players, as he was selected for the 2014 Chuck Rowan Award by the Ontario Lacrosse Association.

The Award is given each year to an Ontario midget or intermediate player who demonstrates high proficiency in box lacrosse, combined with achievement in citizenship, and academics.

Dawson will be awarded his trophy, along with a $1000 scholarship at the 2014 OLA Awards & Hall of Fame Induction Dinner on Saturday, November 1st, at 7:00pm at the Marriott Gateway on the Falls, in Niagara Falls, Ontario.

A grade 11 student at Lambton-Kent Composite School in Dresden, Dawson was selected as Co-Griffin of the Year by Wallaceburg Lacrosse this season, along with Chatham’s Brock Redford.

In the nomination by Wallaceburg Lacrosse, pressident Chris Dawson boasted about the young lacrosse player.

“Kyle demonstrates a high proficiency and love for lacrosse; has a strong sense of charity and community responsibility; and has demonstrated academic achievements,” wrote Dawson.

“If you ask any coach who has ever coached Kyle they will all tell you they love his approach to the game, his coach-ability and the leadership and companionship he offers teammates.”

With the Midget Griffins, a team he captained, Dawson scored 48 points in 24 games, and also added 27 points in 14 games with the Junior B Wallaceburg Red Devils.

A strong volunteer within the Wallaceburg Griffins organization, Dawson worked at local lacrosse camps this year, and also helped coach the Wallaceburg Griffins paperweight lacrosse team.

Dawson is also an area hockey player, and an accomplished field lacrosse players, competing recently with Wallaceburg Lacrosse’s fall teams, as well as the Grand River Ironmen.

As well, Dawson is also one of several young Wallaceburg Lacrosse prospects who is eligible for the upcoming OLA Junior A Lacrosse draft.

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