Upper School Athletics

(Updated as of July 10, 2019 )

Golf begins August 5; remaining sports begin August 12.
  Middle School Athletics begins August 21, as part of their regular school day schedule.

IMPORTANT: All Upper School students MUST have a current physical uploaded on ArbiterAthlete in order to participate in fall sports for golf on August 5 and the other sports on August 12.

Contact Coach Boyle at to be added to the cross country communications and receive more information.
Summer Runs: Tues & Thurs, 7:00am. Starting in June at Coot Lake Trailhead near Tom Watson Park; location here. Future locations sent via group chat. Purpose & Expectations: If you're in town & not working, please plan to attend. These are crucial for the health of our team and for you to be ready for practice in August! 

Practice Schedule
Practice begins August 12 at 3:45pm in the gym lobby. We'll go off campus 2-3 times a week & will always be back in time for the late bus (if not earlier).  
Meet Schedule
Aug. 30 - Wash Park; Sept. 10 - Cowboy Classic, Denver; Sept. 21 - St. Vrain Invite, Lyons; Sept. 24 - Runners Roost, Brighton; Oct. 4 - Northfield HS, Stapleton Park; Oct. 10 - Mile High Meet, Dawson; Oct. 17 - Regionals, Lyons; Oct. 26 - State, Colorado Springs
Spike Night: Runner's Roost in Louisville. Runners get a 10% discount on anything in the store + they feed us a free dinner! Date TBD & coming soon. 
Contact Coach Barker at to be added to the cyclocross communications and receive more information.

Contact Coach Lewis at to be added to the golf communications and receive more information.
- August 5, 9:00am - Golf practice at Colorado National golf course for all varsity players and varsity hopefuls.
- JV golf will begin August 26 after school at Colorado National GC from 3:45-5:30pm Monday-Thursday.

Contact Coach Criswell at to be added to the soccer communications and receive more information.
- Summer pickup games are open to players from both the men's and women's team. They will generally be on Wednesday afternoons and Saturday mornings from June 5th to August 10th. Exact times are TBD. Contact to be added to Dawson soccer communications and receive more summer pickup game details.
- Men's training begins on August 12th and will run Monday through Friday from 4 - 5:30 PM. 

Contact Coach Benninghoff at to be added to the tennis communications and receive more information.
- Pre-season practices: August 5 through August 10th. Times and location tbd, as practices will be off-site. Intended for Varsity players and Varsity hopefuls. 
- 1st required practice: August 12. Times and location tbd. 

Contact Coach Brandy Martin at to be added to the volleyball communications and receive more information.
- Voluntary volleyball open gym Friday, July 12, 5:30-7:00pm in Dawson's aux gym
- Official practices start August 12 from 4:00 - 6:00pm.

Contact Coach Hansen at to be added to the Speech and Debate communications and receive more information.

Select a Team

Dawson offers the opportunity for every student to participate and play in 15 interscholastic sports including lacrosse, golf, soccer, basketball, cross country, tennis, Boulder County’s only cyclocross program, and a national-caliber canoe/kayak team.

Attitude, responsiveness, commitment, effort, fitness, ability, and fundamental knowledge are at the core of Dawson athletics. The two cocurricular requirement is designed to encourage student participation in the Dawson community beyond the classroom while also promoting physical activity and competition as fundamental to healthy student growth and development.

More than half of the Upper School student body wears a Mustang uniform and for some, multiple uniforms, because of the opportunity to compete three seasons a year, creating well-rounded, and well-conditioned student-athletes. We also support athletes whose athletic passions are found off-campus.

Dawson is a member of the Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) and competes in the 2A Mile High Conference. Several teams a year advance to postseason play and often compete for state titles.

Dawson boasts some of the nicest facilities in Boulder County with four soccer fields, two lacrosse fields, two baseball diamonds, two gymnasiums, six tennis courts, a weight room, full time trainer, cyclocross and cross country courses, all of which are often in demand and utilized by off campus organizations.

Dawson is proud to have earned many conference, regional, state, and national championships. We produce seniors that look ahead to play at the next level in college and are ready to do so based on the quality of coaching and mentoring they have received here.

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