Schwarzmann Named Mount St. Mary's Lacrosse Head Coach

Emmitsburg, Md. (July 8, 2014) -- Former U.S. National Team player and Stanford assistant coach Lauren Schwarzmann has been named head coach of the Mount St. Mary's University women's lacrosse program, Director of Athletics Lynne Robinson announced on Tuesday. Schwarzmann, who has six years of Division I coaching experience, is the ninth head coach in program history.

"The Mount is fortunate to have Coach Schwarzmann leading our women's lacrosse program," said Mount St. Mary's President Dr. Thomas H. Powell. "She not only brings experience, skill and passion for the game, but her sense of values and commitment to student welfare and the overall development of student athletes is what we look for in a coach. I am very confident that she will lead the team to excellence both on the field and in their academic pursuits."

"We are thrilled to welcome Lauren Schwarzmann to Mount St. Mary's University as our new head women's lacrosse coach," Robinson said. "Lauren's experience as an elite player and successful Division I coach perfectly position her to guide our program, and we look forward to her joining the Mount family. Under Lauren's leadership, the future of our women's lacrosse program is indeed very bright."

Following a standout career as a midfielder on Johns Hopkins , Schwarzmann, a Sykesville, Md. native, gained experience through assistant coaching positions at Cincinnati, San Diego State and Stanford.

"I am extremely grateful for the opportunity Lynne Robinson and President Thomas Powell have given me to be the next head coach at Mount St. Mary's," Schwarzmann said. "I'm passionate about leading this team on and off the field and empowering our student-athletes to be strong young women with admirable character. I'm committed to the development of each player on the field and have goals to guide this program to the top of the Northeast Conference."

Schwarzmann takes over for former Mount coach B.J. Johnson, who stepped down following the 2014 season after a four-year tenure that included two trips to the NEC Championship game.

During the 2013 and 2014 seasons, Schwarzmann helped take Stanford to new heights as the recruiting coordinator and assistant coach. The Cardinal compiled a 28-11 record in her two seasons and earned the program's first-ever NCAA Tournament victory in 2013, toppling No. 9 Notre Dame in the first round.

Stanford, which took down seven ranked opponents in Schwarzmann's two-year tenure, won the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation in 2013 and made a return trip to the championship game in 2014.

Prior to making the move to Stanford, Schwarzmann worked as an assistant coach at San Diego State for the 2012 season, helping the Aztecs win five games during their inaugural season.

She got her start in the coaching business at the University of Cincinnati as the top assistant and recruiting coordinator for the 2009-11 seasons. Schwarzmann was heavily involved in the offensive game planning during her three seasons with the Bearcats.

On the club level, Schwarzmann worked with NatiLax in Cincinnati, Ohio and TreeLax in Stanford, Calif.

A decorated collegiate player, Schwarzmann ranks 12th all-time in Johns Hopkins history by compiling 118 career points with 79 goals and 39 assists from 2005-08. The high-scoring midfielder helped guide the Blue Jays to two NCAA Tournament berths, including a trip to the NCAA Quarterfinals as a junior in 2007. After a stay with the U.S. Developmental Lacrosse team from 2007-09, Schwarzmann was a member of the U.S. National Team until the fall of 2013.

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