Emmitsburg, Md. (August 28, 2017) – Former Penn State standout and All-American Steph Lazo has been named an assistant coach with the Mount St. Mary's University women's lacrosse program, as announced by Head Coach Lauren Schwarzmann on Monday.
"I am very excited to welcome Steph to the Mount! She had an exceptional career at Penn State and I am excited for her to bring her experience, positive energy and leadership to our team. We are very lucky to have her on staff and we can't wait to get started this season," said Schwarzmann.
Lazo wrapped up her career with the Nittany Lions as one of the most decorated players in program history, as she was a three-time All-Region selection, two-time All-American and a two-time All-Big Ten and Academic All-Big Ten selection. Lazo tallied 211 points on 122 goals and 89 assists in her career, putting her in seventh place on both the all-time points and assists lists in Penn State history.
"I would like to thank Coach Schwarzmann and the administration at Mount St Mary's University for the opportunity to begin my collegiate coaching career," said Lazo. "I am excited to bring my knowledge and experience of the sport that I love to the coaching profession. I'm looking forward to working with a great group of student-athletes, and taking this program to the next level of competition."
During her senior season, Lazo helped lead Penn State to one of the most successful seasons in program history and a second consecutive NCAA National Semifinal appearance. She finished the year with the second-most assists (43) and ninth-most points (89) in a single season in program history en route to becoming the first Nittany Lion to win Big Ten Attack Player of the Year.
Lazo's stellar 2017 season earned her a spot on the IWLCA First Team All-American Team as she became the first Penn State player to earn the honor in 13 years. The attacker was tabbed a Tewaaraton Award nominee during the season, and wrapped up her career by being named MVP of the IWLCA Senior All-Star Game following the season. In June, Lazo was named Penn State's Female Student-Athlete of the Year.
Earlier this month, Lazo was also selected in the inaugural Women's Professional Lacrosse League (WPLL) draft by the New England Command.