Maryland senior Katie Schwarzmann (Century) and former Loyola attackman Eric Lusby (Severna Park) were named the Women's and Men's Division I Players of the Year by Inside Lacrosse as part of its annual Laxie Awards in its December issue.
Lusby, who was named the Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA tournament for the national champion Greyhounds, also was chosen as the Clutch Performer of the Year and Breakthrough Player of the Year. Loyola was recognized as the Team of the Year, while the Greyhounds' Charley Toomey was voted Coach of the Year.
Johns Hopkins' 10-9 overtime win over Loyola, which was its only loss of the season, was named Game of the Year. Denver Outlaws attackman Brendan Mundorf (UMBC), the 2012 Major League Lacrosse Most Valuable Player, was named MLL Player of the Year.
Lehigh to host 2013 women's national tournament
US Lacrosse has named Lehigh University the host site for its 2013 Women's National Tournament, slated for Memorial Day weekend, May 25-26.
The tournament, which dates to 1933, features US Lacrosse chapter-selected teams showcasing the best high school girls players across the country as well as international competition.
The tournament is held in conjunction with the NCAA Division I women's lacrosse finals and hosts the schoolgirls division, grades 9-11 and the high school seniors-only division. In 2012, more than 1,400 women's lacrosse players on 66 teams participated in the tournament, with 62 of the teams competing in the schoolgirls division.
The U.S. women's national team is also scheduled to play an exhibition game against Team Canada in preparation for the 2013 Federation of International Lacrosse World Cup to be held July 11-20 in Oshawa, Canada.
Hopkins to host girls clinic in Jan.
Johns Hopkins will hold its Spring Tune Up for players in grades 6 to 11 at the O'Connor Recreation Center on Jan. 6, Jan. 13, Jan. 20 and Jan. 27. All clinics are from 10 a.m. to noon.
The clinic features speed work/conditioning for one hour and stickwork/skill polishing for one hour. Groups will be limited to ensure individual attention. The clinic is designed for players who are looking to polish their skills, learn advanced skills and get in lacrosse shape before the spring season starts.
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