Maryland midfielder Schwarzmann captures consecutive Tewaaraton award
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Senior midfielder Katie Schwarzmann was named the 2013 Tewaaraton Award winner at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian.
A native of Sykesville, Md., Schwarzmann is the first two-time Maryland winner and only the third player to do so in award history.
|RECENT TEWAARATON WINNERS|
|2013 -- Katie Schwarzmann, Maryland|
|2012 -- Katie Schwarzmann, Maryland|
|2011 -- Shannon Smith, Northwestern|
|2010 -- Caitlyn McFadden, Maryland|
|2009 -- Hannah Nielsen, Northwestern|
|2008 -- Hannah Nielsen, Northwestern|
|2007 -- Kristen Kjellman, Northwestern|
|2006 -- Kristen Kjellman, Northwestern|
The Tewaaraton Award is given annually to honor the nation's top male and female collegiate lacrosse player for their extraordinary achievements on the field.
And Schwarzmann was certainly extraordinary in 2013.
The three-time IWLCA National Midfielder of the Year was crowned ACC Championship Most Valuable Player for a consecutive season after guiding Maryland to its fifth ACC title in a row. Schwarzmann was also named ACC Offensive Player of the Year and is one of only three players to earn All-ACC honors four times.
No one in the country filled up a box score as prolifically as Schwarzmann the past two seasons. She tallied 58 goals, 27 assists, 39 ground balls, 19 caused turnovers and 39 draw controls, and was vital to Maryland's transition game in 2013 as the Terrapins advanced to their fifth consecutive NCAA semifinals.
She ended her career ranked third all-time in both goals (228) and points (304). Schwarzmann earned a degree in business from Maryland in early May and is the reigning ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year. She will compete with the U.S. women's national team at the World Cup in Canada this summer.