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May 4, 2012
GREENSBORO, N.C. – The 2012 ACC Women’s Lacrosse annual awards were announced by the league office on Friday. Leading the honors were Maryland junior Katie Schwarzmann who was named Offensive Player of the Year, and Terrapin Head Coach Cathy Reese who won her fifth ACC Coach of the Year honor. Covie Stanwick, an attacker for Boston College, was tabbed ACC Freshman of the Year.
Schwarzmann, a midfielder from Sykesville, Md., scored in every game in 2012 and led the conference with 63 goals, the 10th highest total in Maryland single-season history. The Tewaaraton Trophy nominee led the conference with five game winning goals and scored an ACC Championship record 11 goals in a three-game span en route to winning the conference championship and earning Most Valuable Player honors. A three-time member of the All-Conference team, Schwarzmann was recognized nationally in 2011 when she was named the WomensLax.com National Midfield Player of the Year.
Reese, who is in her sixth season at the helm of the Terrapin program, accepted her fifth ACC Coach of the Year honor and fourth consecutive. The Ellicott City, Md., native owns a 114-14 record at Maryland, including a 25-5 mark in league play. This season, Reese led her alma mater to its fourth consecutive ACC Championship crown, defeating the Tar Heels, 14-10, in the 2012 title match. She has kept her squad among the top five in the national polls throughout the 2012 season. Maryland had a 17-3 record this past season and will look to earn its 28th NCAA Tournament berth when the bracket is announced on Sunday.
Boston College attacker Covie Stanwick earned this year’s ACC Freshman of the Year honor after finishing the 2012 regular season with a team-best 27 assists (3rd in the ACC). The rookie from Baltimore, Md., immediately stepped in to the Boston College lineup, starting all 18 contests this season for the Eagles. Stanwick tallied multiple points in four out of five ACC contests and tied the Boston College record for most points in a freshman season with 55. Stanwick is Boston College’s first freshman All-ACC recipient. The ACC Freshman of the Year selection marks the first ever for the Boston College program which won 10 or more games for the third consecutive year.
The 2012 NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Championship bracket will be announced live at 9 p.m. Sunday on www.ncaa.com.
2012 ACC Individual Honors
Offensive Player of the Year: Katie Schwarzmann, Maryland
Rookie of the Year: Covie Stanwick, Boston College
Coach of the Year: Cathy Reese, Maryland