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Dawson Bienz ‘20 Recruiting Profile

  • Desert Mountain High School
  • Men's Lacrosse
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Dawson Bienz's Men's Lacrosse Recruiting Profile
Rhino National
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Personal Statement

Coach-able, passionate, and relentless are words often used to describe me by my coaches. Dedicated, leader, and successful have been descriptive words used by my teachers. With a 4.9 GPA going into my Senior year (taking all honors classes) and having lead my Varsity lacrosse team for the past three years in scoring (this year securing a state Championship), I feel my academic and athletic passions have become one. My high school motto has been.... "You must make the grade in the classroom before you make the grade on the field." Maintaining focus on my academics while playing Varsity lacrosse has positioned me to become both a successful athlete and scholar.

After trying many sports as a kid, I found lacrosse to be the one sport I couldn’t live without. With my lacrosse stick as an extension of my arm, our backyard soon became a lax yard. Determined as a 6th grader to secure my spot on the field, I spent one summer using my left hand for drills. My reward was a starting position on our 8th grade team as a lefty attackman and earned the leading scorer title. It was a wise decision as I can now play all attack positions because I no longer have a dominate hand.

Over the past three years, it has become clear to me that my college years would not be complete without lacrosse. I pride myself in having the lacrosse IQ that allows my team to succeed. In Arizona, I have been the leading scorer for D2 the past two years, maintaining a 50% shot percentage. In fact, I led the state in goals and points for 2019 and including the 2019 All Star Game, had a 100 point season! I broke the all-time scoring record and points record this year for our lacrosse program, which was an incredible honor. As a freshman, I was 2nd in state and I have the distinction of being the only player in Arizona to play a full season of high school lacrosse as an 8th grader. I was able to achieve this because of my academic status. I took math at our high school and was dual enrolled in both middle school and high school. In 8thgrade, I was both a starter and leading scorer for team. Outside of high school lacrosse, I have continued to work on my skills by participating in camps (Rhino, 3D Rising, STX Rising, High Rollers, and Jake Reed Nike Blue Chip) and travel teams including Brady's Bunch National, Team 12 National, and Rhino National. The opportunities lacrosse has provided me so far have been amazing and I have enjoyed traveling the US and playing with and against the best 2020 players in the US. My dream is to combine playing college lacrosse with pursuing my academic endeavors. I strive to improve with every practice and want both a coaching staff and team that will allow me to grow as a player and teammate, and better myself as an overall athlete.

I know lacrosse will ALWAYS be a part of my life. Where I land for my college years will be key for my future. I have continued to take honors classes and participate in dual enrollment so I will enter college with the freedom to take a lighter coarse load allowing time for lacrosse. My planning will allow for a better balance between student and athlete and open the doors for success in both.

I thank you for your time and look forward to finding the perfect equation for my lacrosse and academic future.


High School Information

  • Years w/ Varsity:
  • 3 years
  • Varsity Starter:
  • 3 years
  • 2019 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #44
  • Individual Awards:
    All Star, AZ Leader in Points, AZ Leader in Goals, Attackman of the Year
  • Team Awards:
    100 Point Season, State Champs
  • 2018 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #44
  • Individual Awards:
    All Stars, D2 Scoring Leader for Arizona, 2nd Place Points D2 Arizona, Team Scoring Leader, Team Offense Player of the Year, Sophomore Academic Winner
  • Team Awards:
    State Finals Leading Scorer, State 2nd Place
  • Season Schedule
  • 2017 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #44
  • Individual Awards:
    All Star, Varsity Attackman of the Year, Leading Scorer Varsity
  • Team Awards:
    State Semi-finals, Conference 3rd Place
  • Season Schedule
  • 2016 Junior Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #44
  • Individual Awards:
    JV Attackman of the Year, Leading Scorer JV and Varsity, Wolfley Award
  • Season Schedule

Club Information

  • Seasons of Club Experience:
  • 7 seasons
  • 2019 Rhino National (Rhino National Silver Team)
  • Notes: Lake Placid Summit
  • 2019 AZ Hot Sauce (Arizona Hot Sauce Elite)
  • Notes: America's Finest Rivalry Tournament - Temecula, CA
  • 2019 Arizona Outlaws Box Lacrosse (High School)
  • Notes: Box Lacrosse
  • 2018 Hot Sauce Lacrosse Club (High School Elite)
  • Notes: America's Finest Rivalry Tournament 2018
  • 2018 Hot Sauce Lacrosse Club (High School Elite)
  • Notes: Sandstorm 2018 Team Leading Scorer
  • 2017 Rhino National Team 2017 (Elite High School)
  • Notes: Lake Placid National Tournament
  • 2016 Rhino National Team 2016 (Elite High School)
  • Notes: Lake Placid National Tournament

Coach References

  • High School Head Coach
  • Geoffrey Gorman
  • High School Head Coach
  • Zac Mendoza
  • Travel / Club Coach
  • Dan lannon
  • Travel / Club Coach
  • Michael Holdridge
  • Club Coach
  • Nate Snyder
  • Travel / Club Coach
  • Tim Desko



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High School Information

High School:
Desert Mountain High School
(480) 484-7000

Academic Accomplishments

Honors Classes:
Yes. English I Honors, English II Honors, Geometry/Trigonometry Honors, Algebra II Honors, Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus Honors, Physics First Honors, Chemistry Honors, Biology I Honors, Spanish III Honors, Spanish IV Honors, College Honors English, Calculus 3 & Differential Equations
AP Classes:
Yes. AP Language and Composition, AP World History, AP American/Arizona History, AP Calculus (BC), AP Psychology, AP Government and Economics
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Awards, Achievements and Activities

  • Award
    • National Honor Society
  • Award
    • Spanish National Honor Society
  • Award
    • Desert Mountain Wolves Freshman Academic Achievement
  • Award
    • Desert Mountain Wolves Sophomore Academic Achievement
  • Award
    • 2016 Desert Mountain Wolfley Award for Dedication to Lacrosse (8th grader)
  • Award
    • National Twelve Award (Community Involvement off the Field)
  • Award
    • 2018 Print Excellence Bronze Award-Graphic Design
  • Award
    • Bilingual (Spanish). Founder and President of Athletes for Academics- Make the Grade in the Classroom Before You Make the Play on the Field (scholar athletes helping fellow athletes with tutoring and finding the right balance to be a success in athletics and academics.
  • Activity
    • McDowell Mountain Youth Camp Counselor
  • Activity
    • McDowell Mountain Church Youth Group
  • Activity
    • Volunteer - Fountain View and Desert Flower Assisted Living Facilities
  • Activity
    • Tutoring (average 1-2 hours 4 days/week)

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Statistic 2019 Varsity Te 2018 Varsity Te 2017 Varsity Te 2016 Junior Var
Assists 31 9 8 6
Shots on goal 136 92 66 38
Goals 69 46 27 24
Groundballs 66 41 19 23
Games Played 16 13 11 9
Record 15-1 11-2 9-2 5-3-1


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