NEWINGTON, CT -- Scot Lawson, a forward for the Connecticut Chiefs, has committed to Albertus Magnus College for the fall of 2019. Lawson is one of the offensive leaders for his team this year, as the program works their way through their inaugural season in the Eastern Hockey League (EHL). Along with the 22 points Lawson has tallied so far, the '99 native of Massapequa, NY will also go down in the books as the first NCAA commitment in Chiefs' history.
"Adding Scotty to our team right before the season has been a tremendous lift to our program," said Chiefs head coach and general manager Kevin Cunningham "He is a talented player who knows his way around the offensive zone. His offensive contributions have been significant, but I have been equally or more impressed with Scot as a teammate. He wants to be the best player he can be and holds his teammates to the same standard, but does so in a way that is rooted in truly caring about them and wanting them to succeed. Scot will be a great addition to the Albertus Magnus program as Coach Wallack aims to build a top-flight Division III program here in Connecticut. I am also extremely excited for Scot’s family; they have supported his journey and have been an absolute pleasure to have associated with the Chiefs.”
As Cunningham mentioned, Lawson will go from one new program to another, as he looks to help lay the foundation for the Albertus Magnus Falcons. While it will only get more challenging for Lawson, he knows he will be prepared when next fall rolls around.
"Being part of a new organization can be tough at times, especially at the start, but I believe that we are going to turn some heads after the Christmas break," said Lawson. "I could not have done any of this without the Chiefs, most especially my teammates, and for that my family and I will be forever grateful to the organization for the opportunity that they gave me."
Coming out of the break in 2019, the Chiefs have eleven games apiece in both January and February. Every matchup and every point will be key, as Connecticut looks to fight their way into the New England Conference playoff picture.
Learn more about the Connecticut Chiefs on the team's official website, and check out the full 2018-19 NCAA commitment list.