Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 6/28/21 – Staff Report
Syracuse standout Sam Swart (Archbishop Carroll), who helped lead her team to the National Championship game, has announced through Instagram that she will return to play a fifth year for the Orange.
Swart was granted the extra year due to the loss (pandemic) of much of the 2020 season. The announcement comes shortly after Swart was invited as one of 36 to the U.S. women’s national team training camp this week at USA Lacrosse Headquarters, in preparation for next summer’s World Championship.
Swart – the Phillylacrosse.com Player of the Year in 2017 whens he led Carroll to its first PIAA championship – had a breakout season in 2021, posting career highs in points (46) and goals (39). The midfielder also picked up a career-best 17 ground balls to go along with four caused turnovers. Swart also was named an honorable mention All-American by Inside Lacrosse and earned first-team All-Northeast Region and second-team All-ACC accolades.
Syracuse fell to Boston College in the Division I final under Gary Gait, who was recently named the Syracuse men’s coach. Former Syracuse great Kayla Treanor – also a US Women’s training camp invitee – was named to replace Gait.
Swart had 89 goals her senior year at Carroll, which defeated Springfield-Delco for the Class AAA title. Swart, who played for the Phantastix club program, is also currently coaching for the Phantastix.
Some of Swart’s comments on her Instagram post:
“Growing up I always dreamed about playing lacrosse at Syracuse …My room is and always was painted orange … That dream became a reality – being coached by one of the best players in the world, Coach Gait, and the opportunity to play in the infamous Carrier Dome … With this being said, I will be returning to Syracuse for my 5th year … in addition to playing lacrosse, I will be earning my Master’s in Sports Venue and Event Management in Falk College.”