Wilderness forward Lawson makes NCAA DI commitment
March 21, 2019
The Minnesota Wilderness of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) are pleased to announce that forward Donte Lawson has committed to play NCAA Division I hockey for Bemidji State University in the WCHA.
Lawson, 18, made his NAHL debut this past week in three games with the Wilderness. The 5’10/170 lbs. native of Taconite, Minnesota, recorded two points in three games and also earned the NAHL’s Top Play of the Week with his highlight-reel goal from Friday’s 3-1 loss.
Lawson recently finished his high school career leading the Greenway Raiders to the Minnesota State Class A State Championship Game. Among many accolades, the senior forward and captain had 37 goals and 34 assists in 31 games for the 2018-19 season.
At Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Lawson totaled four goals and five assists as Greenway stole the spotlight while streaking to the championship game, where the Raiders finally fell, 5-2 to St. Cloud Cathedral.
“Excited to announce my commitment to play D1 hockey at Bemidji State. I would like to thank god, my family and all the coaches and teammates that helped me get to where I am today,” said Lawson in a Twitter post.
“Donte is an outstanding player and we are excited to see his commitment to Bemidji and to have him join the Wilderness. Bemidji is a great school with a fantastic hockey organization and they are going to get a high caliber player,” said Wilderness Head Coach Dave Boitz.