Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 9/7/13
From Press Release
Mount St. Mary’s women’s lacrosse coach B.J. Johnson announced the additions of two-time Tewaaraton winner Katie Schwarzmann as an assistant coach and All-Colonial Athletic Association defender Alexandra Burns (Archbishop Carroll) as a volunteer assistant.
“We are thrilled to welcome Katie and Alexandra to the Mount lacrosse family,” Johnson said. “Alexandra will be a great contributor to our team and how we build our defensive strategy. Her experience as a player at ODU will be a great asset to us at the Mount. Both Katie and Alexandra bring a great deal to our program, and we look forward to working with them.”
Burns recently completed a four-year playing career at Old Dominion where she helped anchor the Monarchs’ defense under Head Coach Heather Holt. Burns started all 16 games during her senior campaign in 2013, while leading ODU and finishing second in the CAA with 23 caused turnovers.
She earned Second Team All-CAA recognition for her performance as a senior, tallying 34 ground balls and 11 draw controls.
During her junior season, Burns compiled 21 ground balls, 14 draw controls and caused nine turnovers in 17 starts on defense. Her career numbers include 68 ground balls, 39 caused turnovers and 25 draw controls.
Burns graduated with a degree in Sport Management from Old Dominion University in 2013.
Schwarzmann comes to Emmitsburg following an impressive run at the University of Maryland, becoming just the third women’s player to win back-to-back Tewaaraton Awards, given to the most outstanding college lacrosse player by the Tewaaraton Foundation.
During the summer of 2013, Schwarzmann helped the United States win the World Cup held in Oshawa, Canada. In the team’s seven games, the midfielder scored 10 goals and added four assists as the Americans outscored their opponents 128-34.
As a collegiate player at Maryland, Schwarzmann guided the Terrapins to the 2010 NCAA National Championship as a freshman. Maryland returned to the finals in 2011 and 2013 and also made a run to the Final Four in 2012. Schwarzmann was a four-time IWLCA All-American, including three First Team selections as an undergrad.
The Mount is coming off its 11th-consecutive trip to the Northeast Conference Tournament in 2013, returning eight starters from last year’s team, including First Team All-NEC selections Lindsay Diaz and Gabe Little.
Tags: Archbishop Carroll