D'Amore, Schwarzmann Named to U.S. women's national senior team
July 30, 2012
BALTIMORE, MD – Johns Hopkins rising junior Taylor D’Amore and 2008 graduate Lauren Schwarzmann have been named to the 36-player roster for the 2012-14 U.S. women’s national senior team as announced by US Lacrosse Sunday afternoon. This group will serve as the training team pool for the team that will defend Team USA’s 2009 gold medal at the 2013 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Cup in Oshawa, Ontario.
In total, 82 players representing 34 institutions participated in final tryouts on the campus of UMBC, held July 27-29 in Catonsville, MD. The U.S. women’s national team coaching staff and the U.S. women’s national team selection committee evaluated these individuals. The roster is comprised of representatives from 19 schools and includes 11 newcomers to the U.S. women’s national team program. The team will come together for several training events before the final 18-player FIL World Cup roster is announced in February 2013, including Stars & Stripes weekend (CA) in October 2012 and Champion Challenge (FL) in January 2013. The team will also conduct numerous national team player clinics throughout the year at various sites around the country. To learn more about the U.S. women’s national team program, visit the program's website.
D’Amore is making her first appearance with the U.S. national team after leading the Blue Jays in assists (40), points (73) and draws (74) in 2012. She ranked 14th in the nation in assists per game (2.22) and 18th in draws per game (4.11), while breaking a 15-year-old program record for draws in a season. She also scored 33 goals to finish third on the team in that category. D’Amore’s 73 points and 40 assists are the most by a Blue Jay in a single season since 2007. With just two years under her belt, she ranks in the top 20 in school Division I history in points (11th • 120), goals (17th • 61), assists (4th • 59) and draws (5th • 113). D’Amore earned First Team All-ALC and IWLCA All-Mid-Atlantic honors this season after earning second team honors in both as a rookie.
Schwarzmann, who recently joined the Stanford coaching staff, returns for her sixth year with the U.S. national team program. She spent three years with the U.S. developmental team before elevating to the senior team in 2010. Schwarzmann was a four-time All-ALC selection, totaling 79 and 39 assists during her career with the Blue Jays. She ranks among the top 10 in school Division I history in goals, assists, points (118) and draws (91). Schwarzmann began her coaching career with Cincinnati, and spent three seasons with the Bearcats before moving to the West Coast in 2011 to help San Diego State launch its program. She joined the coaching staff at Stanford in July 2012.
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