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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Earlier this week, head coach Missy Doherty and the Penn State women’s lacrosse team introduced Katie Schwarzmann as a volunteer assistant coach for the 2018 season.
“I am extremely excited to work with Missy [Doherty], her staff, and the Penn State women's lacrosse team,” mentioned Schwarzmann. “The team is full of players that are hard-working, talented, and everyone has high expectations for the upcoming season. I am honored and grateful to be a part of the program and help them achieve our goals this year.”
Schwarzmann, whose husband John Haus is an assistant on the men’s lacrosse team at Penn State, comes to Happy Valley most recently from Mount St. Mary’s in Emmitsburg, Maryland where she spent three years as an assistant coach. Schwarzmann was an assistant to her sister Lauren, the head coach at the Mount, and focused on the offense while on the field, and program goals, practice plans, and fundraising efforts in the office.
As a student-athlete, Schwarzmann was a two-time Tewaaraton Award Winner (2012, 2013) as the best women’s lacrosse player in the nation. Schwarzmann attended Big Ten foe Maryland, then a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference, and graduated in 2013 with a degree in Business Management and Marketing.
During her time with Maryland she helped guide the Terrapins to four-straight NCAA National Semifinals and three National Championship games while winning the 2010 National Title.
Schwarzmann finished her career as a four-time IWLCA All-American including three first-team nods, a four-time All-ACC member, a three-time IWLCA National Midfielder of the Year, a two-time ACC Championship MVP, an ACC Rookie of the Year award and a four-time NCAA All-Tournament Team member. She also ranks fourth on both the Maryland all-time goals and points list with 228 and 304, respectively.
The Sykesville, Maryland native has also been a member of the United States women’s National Team since 2010 helping guide them to the World Cup in 2013 and most recently the FIL Women’s World Cup Championship this past summer in Guildford, England.
Penn State will begin its quest for a third-straight NCAA National Semifinal appearance on February 10 when they travel to Towson.