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Maryland’s Katie Schwarzmann a two-time finalist for nation’s top lacrosse honor

Maryland’s Katie Schwarzmann is among five female lacrosse players being honored tonight as a finalist for the Tewaaraton Award, along with five top male players in the sport.

It’s the second consecutive year that Schwartmann has been named a finalist for the award, which honors the top male and female college lacrosse player in the country each year.

The finalists are selected from a pool of 25 male and 25 female nominees. All 10 finalists have been invited to tonight’s Award Ceremony at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian, at which the winners will be announced.

Schwarzmann, of Sykesville, Md., a junior midfielder, led the ACC and ranked third nationally with 63 goals this season. A member of the 2011-12 U.S. women’s national team, she also earned MVP honors for her tournament-record 11 goals in the Terrapins’ run to their fourth consecutive ACC Championship.

The Tewaaraton Award was first presented in 2001 at the University Club of Washington. Maryland’s Jen Adams won it that year, and Maryland’s Caitlyn McFadden won in 2010.

In addition to Schwarzmann, this year’s female finalists are: midfielder Brittany Dashiell of Bel Air (Florida), attacker Becky Lynch (North Carolina), midfielder Taylor Thornton (Northwestern) and attacker Michelle Tumolo (Syracuse).

The men’s finalists are: attackman Peter Baum (Colgate), midfielder C.J. Costabile (Duke), attackman Will Manny (Massachusetts), attackmen Mike Sawyer (Loyola) and attackman Steele Stanwick of Baltimore (Virginia).

Liz Clarke currently covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Post. She has also covered seven Olympic Games, two World Cups and written extensively about college sports, tennis and auto racing.

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