Maryland senior midfielder Katie Schwarzmann is the Atlantic Coast Conference Women's Lacrosse Scholar-Athlete of the Year, the league office announced Wednesday.
A double major in management and marketing, the Century graduate won the Tewaaraton Award for the second time, was named the IWLCA National Midfielder of the Year and the ACC Offensive Player of the Year, and was selected to the IWLCA All-America first team and the All-ACC team. She led the Terps, the NCAA tournament runners-up, to their fifth straight conference title.
Joining Schwarzmann on the ACC All-Academic team are five teammates: senior defender Melissa Diepold (Perry Hall), sophomore midfielder-defender Megan Douty, sophomore midfielder Brooke Griffin (South River), senior goalie Kasey Howard (Broadneck) and freshman attacker Halle Majorana.
Also named to the team are Duke junior defender Taylor Virden (McDonogh); North Carolina junior midfielder Taylor George (Broadneck) and freshman goalie Meghan Ward (St. Mary's); Virginia sophomore attacker Liza Blue (Garrison Forest) and sophomore defender Daniela Eppler (Roland Park); and Virginia Tech freshman midfielder Meghan Macera (Westminster), senior midfielder Brooke Martin (Dulaney) and sophomore attacker Megan Will (C. Milton Wright).
Candidates for the award must have maintained a 3.0 GPA for their career as well as a 3.0 for each of the last two semesters.
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The Atlantic Coast Conference announced its 28-player All-Academic team Wednesday, and nine players with local connections made the cut.
Named to the team were Maryland senior long-stick midfielder Jesse Bernhardt, senior attackman Owen Blye, sophomore attackman Jay Carlson (St. Paul's), senior midfielder Landon Carr and freshman defenseman Matt Dunn (Loyola); North Carolina junior midfielder Frankie Kelly (Calvert Hall) and freshman midfielder Jake Matthai (Gilman); and Duke junior attackman Christian Walsh (Boys' Latin) and freshman midfielder Deemer Class (Loyola).
Duke junior midfielder Brendan Fowler was chosen as the Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
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Maryland-bound Gradinger honored
Terps recruit Lucas Gradinger, a senior attackman at Torrey Pines High in San Diego, has been chosen as an All-American by US Lacrosse. Gradinger, who committed to Maryland in October 2011, is one of 25 players who received the honor from the four Southern California chapters of US Lacrosse.
Gait to be inducted into Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame
The list of honors for lacrosse legend Gary Gait continues to grow. The former Maryland women's assistant coach and four-time All-American at Syracuse will be inducted into the Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame this fall, it was announced Wednesday.
At Maryland from 1995 to 2001, Gait helped build one of the most impressive dynasties in NCAA history. The Terps compiled a remarkable 164-16 (.911) overall record in his time on the staff, including four undefeated seasons (1995, 1996, 1999, 2001) and seven consecutive NCAA championships (1995-01).
Gait’s professional coaching experience also includes four seasons (2002-05) as player-coach of Major League Lacrosse’s Baltimore Bayhawks. He won championships in 2002 and 2005.
The Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame 2013 induction class also includes Barry Powless. Powless played three seasons for the Orange (1976-1977, 1979) and recorded 74 points on 39 goals and 35 assists.
The 27th annual induction dinner will take place Oct. 21.