Springfield, Mass. - March 8, 2019 - Springfield College is proud to announce that Brian Dalton '01 is one of the six individuals who will be inducted into the Springfield College Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, April 13th.
A four-year standout during his time on the Springfield College men's lacrosse team, Dalton made an immediate impact from the first time he stepped on the field on Alden Street. Named Springfield's College's Freshman Athlete of the Year in 1998, Dalton helped lead Springfield to the ECAC Division III Championship in his first season, and as he developed, the Pride continued their rise on the national stage. The 2000 NEWMAC Player of the Year, Dalton earned a pair of All-New England honors and played a critical role in a historic 2001 campaign in which Springfield owned a 16-2 record and was ranked as high as No. 3 in the country. For his efforts, Dalton would claim STX/USILA Division III Third Team All-America honors and was selected to play in the USILA North/South All-Star Game. In 2003, Dalton would go on to be drafted by the New Jersey Pride of Major League Lacrosse.
Dalton then transitioned to the sidelines, serving as an assistant coach at St. John's University, and also coaching at the Fox Lane High School. Since 2002, he's worked as a physical education teacher in the Bedford Central School District, spending the last 15 years working alongside students with autism.
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