Sophomore Season (2014)
Played in three matches as a sophomore after transferring in to UAB ... saw time in the season-opener vs. Memphis, and hit the field in back-to-back games vs. Virginia and vs. Vermont ... named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
Led the nation in goals in his only season at Carl Sandburg College in 2013 ... earned NSCAA All-North Region First Team accolades and NSCAA All-America First Team honors.
Redshirted his only season at Kentucky.
Played developmental academy soccer at Shattuk-St. Mary's and Graves County High School ... led his team in assists from 2007-2009 and in 2011 ... selected as a team captain for the 2008-2010 seasons ... played for Darlington Soccer Academy as a sophomore in high school, played on the U19 team and started as a 15-year-old.
Other Soccer Info
Scored 54 goals and handed out 77 assists in his club career ... helped lead his club team to the 2009 club soccer national finals ... led his club to a Kentucky state finalist showing in 2008 ... his team won the national indoor championship in 2007 ... member of the Kentucky State ODP, Regional Pool, and the US Club Soccer National Team ... trained with English clubs during the summer from 2007-2009 ... named MVP at the Kentucky and Indiana soccer camps in 2007.
Coach Getman on Lawson
"Lawson is a great finisher. He has scored goals for every team he has played for. I expect him to do the same at UAB. He is also a great leader who makes the players around him better."
Born Lawson Heath Crider on Feb. 23, 1994 in Murray, Ky. ... son of Kevin and Sonya Crider ... has one sister, Dallas … biology major.