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College Notebook: Terps' Schwarzmann keeps on scoring

Just name the award after her already.

Senior Katie Schwarzmann earned her seventh career weekly honor from the Atlantic Coast Conference Tuesday, when the University of Maryland senior claimed women's lacrosse co-Offensive Player of the Week.

Schwarzmann, a Century graduate, scored five goals to lead the No. 1 Terrapins to a 14-13 win over second-ranked North Carolina Saturday, and as a result helped them clinch at least a share of the ACC regular season title. Maryland improved to 14-0.

Schwarzmann needed just six shots to score five times. She entered Wednesday ranked second on the squad with 41 goals and 57 points. The midfielder went into the contest against Princeton with a hat trick in three straight games and at least one goal in every contest this season.

Schwarzmann has now piled up five offensive weekly honors and two for her defensive work.

She wasn't the only former Century player on the Terrapins to earn an accolade Tuesday. Freshman defender Alice Mercer was named womenslax.com's Rookie of the Week for her performance in the win over the Tar Heels. Mercer had three draw controls in a breakout showing.

Also playing in that hotly contested conference tilt was North Carolina junior Brittney Coppa (North Carroll), who scored two goals on two shots and added three draw controls.

Coppa ranked second on the Heels with 22 goals and third with 25 points during an 11-2 start. She also had 16 ground balls and 12 caused turnovers.

VERSATILE SPANGLER: For his excellence both in the classroom and on the track, Ryan Spangler earned his way onto the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Winter 2012-13 Top 10.

Spangler (Winters Mill), a sophomore with the Shippensburg University track and field team, received the honor after scoring 10 points individually and running the opening leg of the distance medley relay that took gold at the PSAC indoor championships.

Spangler was named All-PSAC for placing second in the mile while also taking seventh in the 3,000-meter run.

He has excelled off the field as a biology major, compiling a 3.83 grade-point average. This isn't Spangler's first such honor, as he was named to the USTFCCCA All-Academic team. He was the Raiders' No. 2 cross country runner at last fall's NCAA Division II Atlantic Region Championships.

ON TARGET: Sophomore Justus Leimbach (Francis Scott Key) of the Pennsylvania College of Technology men's archery team has carried over his success from his first campaign to this one.

Leimbach placed second in the men's compound at the U.S. Collegiate Archery Regional Indoor Championships in March. Most recently, he took second in the same event at the Adam Wheatcroft Memorial Invitational at James Madison University on Saturday.

As a freshman with the Wildcats, Leimbach was named to the USCA All-East team after a season that included three top-four individual finishes.

BULLDOG BETWEEN PIPES: Sophomore Eric Natale (Westminster) has seized the starting goaltending duties for the Yale University men's lacrosse team and has been stout between the pipes.

Natale has started all nine games for the 6-3 Bulldogs, and has played all but 3 minutes, 38 seconds this season. He owns a 7.80 goals-against average and .530 save percentage. He has been especially good over his last three games, holding opponents to 17 goals while making 27 saves.

TERROR TWO-STEP: Senior Morgan Koopman (Finksburg/McDonogh) of the McDaniel College women's golf team finished second overall at the Gettysburg Spring Invitational over the weekend to lead the Green Terror to a second-place finish.

Koopman finished with two rounds of 84 in a field of 40 golfers while the Terror ended behind only the host Bullets.

Sophomore Katie Pass (Winters Mill) placed 18th overall with a two-day score of 197.

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