May 31, 2016 -- Mount St. Mary's University Women's Lacrosse Head Coach Lauren Schwarzmann was added to the Baltimore Ride coaching staff ahead of the inaugural season of the United Women's Lacrosse League (UWLX), the first professional women's lacrosse league in the world.
"I'm extremely excited to be a part of the first-ever women's professional league. I'm grateful for the opportunity to work with such exceptional players and with Head Coach Jen Adams," said Lauren Schwarzmann.
A former U.S. National Team player and standout at Johns Hopkins, Lauren Schwarzmann just wrapped up her second season at the helm of the Mount Women's Lacrosse program after doubling the team's win total during her first season in 2015 as the Mountaineers finished tied for second in the Northeast Conference and earned a berth in the semifinals.
Lauren Schwarzmann joins her younger sister and Mount Assistant Coach, Katie Schwarzmann, who was the first overall pick by the Baltimore Ride in the inaugural draft back in April. Katie Schwarzmann, a current U.S. National Team player, graduated from Maryland in 2013 as a two-time Tewaaraton Award winner, four-time All-American and 2010 National Champion.
"It's a rare opportunity that I've been given to coach my sister Katie. I've played with her on the U.S. team, coached with her at the Mount, and now I get the chance to coach her with the Baltimore Ride. It is an opportunity that our family will be able to enjoy and cherish. I can't wait to see how the league develops and impacts our game in the years to come," commented Lauren Schwarzmann.
The Baltimore Ride opened the 2016 campaign on Saturday, falling in a back and forth tilt against the Long Island Sound in the league's first-ever game. Katie Schwarzmann tallied four points on two goals and two assists in the contest, including the game-tying goal with just over a minute remaining.