San Diego State women’s lacrosse head coach Kylee White announced the hiring of Lauren Schwarzmann as the program’s assistant coach on Friday. The Aztecs begin their inaugural season on Montezuma Mesa this spring.
“I am very excited to welcome Lauren to the Aztec Lacrosse family,” White said. “Her high-level playing experience paired with her coaching experience will help tremendously as we embark on our first year as a Division I program. Lauren’s passion for the game, her ability to teach and incredible energy were only a few of the many qualities that made her a perfect fit for this position.”
Schwarzmann heads to SDSU after three seasons as an assistant coach at Cincinnati where she was designated as the offensive coordinator and handled UC’s recruiting. While a member of the Bearcats’ coaching staff, the former Johns Hopkins standout was selected to the United States senior women’s national lacrosse team in August of 2010. Schwarzmann earned a roster spot as a midfielder and is slated to train for the 2013 Federation of International Lacrosse World Cup.
“I am honored to head West to be a part of the first-ever San Diego State Division I women’s lacrosse team,” Schwarzmann said. “I am excited for the opportunity to join Coach White and look forward to building a lacrosse program that will pursue high academic and athletic achievements.”
During her time at Johns Hopkins, Schwarzmann was a four-year starter and four-time all-league performer for the Blue Jays. As a senior in 2008, Schwarzmann was on the Tewaaraton Trophy watch list, which is the top individual award in women’s lacrosse. The 2007 all-region honoree was also tabbed to play in the North/South College Senior All-Star game. Schwarzmann ended her four-year run at JHU with 79 goals, 39 assists and 118 points, all of which put her on the Blue Jays’ career top-10 list.