Maryland’s Katie Schwarzmann and Alex Aust and Salisbury’s Ashton Wheatley and Katie Bollhorst were named the top players at their positions by the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches’ Association Saturday night at the annual All-America banquet.
Schwarzmann, the Division I Midfielder of the Year, and Aust, the Attacker of the Year, have led the No. 1 Terps to a 22-0 season going into Sunday night’s NCAA championship game against North Carolina.
Wheatley, the C. Markland Kelly Goalie of the Year in Division III, and Bollhorst, the Attacker of the Year, led the Sea Gulls to a 23-0 season and their second national championship last weekend.
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Schwarzmann, the reigning Tewaaraton Award winner, was named Midfielder of the Year for the third straight time. A Century graduate, Schwarzmann is a three-time first-team All American and a four-time All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection. The senior is also a two-time ACC Offensive Player of the Year but played a key role on defense this season too, shutting out some of the nation’s best attackers.
Ranking second among the Terps in scoring with 55 goals and 27 assists, she is only the third player in Maryland history to reach 300 career points. Her 301 trail only Jen Adams’ NCAA-record 445 and Kelly Amonte’s 319. Schwarzmann had a goal and three assists in Friday night’s 11-10 national semifinal victory over Syracuse.
Aust, a Bullis graduate, leads the Terps in scoring with 69 goals and 54 assists. Known for her feeding ability as well as her finishing, the senior averages 5.6 points, ranking second in Division I. She also ranks fourth in total assists. She had two goals and two assists in the semifinal win over Syracuse.
Her 131 career assists rank third all-time among the Terps, trailing another Adams’ NCAA record of 178 and Amonte’s 132. Her 54 assists this season rank third behind Adams’ 60 and 55. Her 273 points rank sixth.
In Division III, Wheatley earned Goalie of the Year honors for a second straight season. The junior allowed only 5.56 goals per game, the second best in Division III. Her .563 save percentage also ranked second.
A Cambridge native and graduate of the Salisbury School, Wheatley was named the Division III tournament’s Most Outstanding Player after recording a career-high 12 saves in the 8-7 semifinal victory over Middlebury and nine in the 12-5 title game victory over Trinity (Conn.). In Wheatley’s two seasons as Goalie of the Year, the Sea Gulls lost only one of 46 games.
On the attacking end, Bollhorst led the Sea Gulls with 41 goals and 62 assists. She finished her career atop the Sea Gull’s all-time assists list with 171. She also ranks third in scoring with 297 points.
The St. Mary’s graduate is a two-time first-team All-American and Capital Athletic Conference Player of the Year. She had six points in the CAC title game, a 13-5 win over York (Pa.) for the Sea Gulls’ 11th straight CAC title. They did not lose a CAC game during Bollhorst’s four years, running their winning streak to 94 straight CAC games.
IWLCA Position Players of the Year
Attacker of the Year: Alex Aust, Maryland
Midfielder of the Year: Katie Schwarzmann, Maryland
Defender of the Year: Becca Block, Syracuse
C. Markland Kelly Goalie of the Year: Mikey Meagher, Florida
Attacker of the Year: Jackie Sileo, C. W. Post
Midfielder of the Year: Jessica Pandolf, Lock Haven
Defender of the Year: Courtney Bianculli, Rollins
C. Markland Kelly Goalie of the Year: Katie Hammerer (Leonardtown), Florida Southern
Attacker of the Year: Katie Bollhorst, Salisbury
Midfielder of the Year: Megan Leonhard, Trinity
Defender of the Year: Jessica Lavelle, SUNY-Cortland
C. Markland Kelly Goalie of the Year: Ashton Wheatley, Salisbury