BOSTON (April 14, 2016) – Mount St. Mary's University women's lacrosse Assistant Coach Katie Schwarzmann was selected first overall by the Baltimore Ride in the inaugural United Women's Lacrosse League (UWLX) draft on Wednesday night. The UWLX is the first professional women's lacrosse league in the world, beginning its first season this May.
Schwarzmann is one of the most decorated collegiate lacrosse players of all time. The midfielder is one of only three women's lacrosse players to win back-to-back Tewaaraton Awards, which is given to the most outstanding college lacrosse player each season.
During her playing career at the University of Maryland, Schwarzmann led the Terrapins to a 2010 NCAA National Championship as a freshman and appearances in the title game in both 2011 and 2013. She earned All-American honors in each of her four seasons in addition to winning ACC Offensive Player of the Year and ACC Tournament MVP in her final two years.
Schwarzmann is also a veteran of the United States National Team as she helped lead the squad to a World Cup victory in 2013 in Oshawa, Canada, tallying 14 points on 10 goals and four assists in seven games as her team outscored its opponents, 128-34, in the tournament.
The United Women's Lacrosse League opens its first season with four teams: the Baltimore Ride, Boston Storm, Philly Force and Long Island Sound. The regular season runs from May 28 through July 16, culminating with a championship weekend on July 29-30.
For more information on the league, visit unitedwlax.com.