Former U.S. National Team player Lauren Schwarzmann was named the ninth head coach in Mount St. Mary's women's lacrosse program history on July 8, 2014. Schwarzmann enters her fifth season at the helm of the Mountaineers in 2018-19.
Schwarzmann was tabbed the 2018 Northeast Conference Coach of the Year, as she became just the third Mount women's lacrosse coach to earn the honor. Schwarzmann guided the Mountaineers to their second NEC Tournament appearance under her watch, as they more than doubled their win total from the previous season at 10-7 overall while going 5-2 in conference play. Schwarzmann's defensive unit ranked third in the nation in goals allowed per game (8.65), and the team's offense was the only squad in the conference with six players with at least 20 goals and 30 points on the year.
Schwarzmann coached four players that garnered NEC honors following the season, including goalie Jillian Petito, who earned the NEC Defensive Player of the Year award and finished as the nation's leader in save percentage (.563).
On May 19, 2017, Schwarzmann was honored with induction into the Carroll County Sports Hall of Fame. Schwarzmann was a member of Century High School's first graduating class in 2004 after transferring to the school as a sophomore in 2002. She led her squad to a state finals appearance in their first year as a varsity program, before following up by winning the state title the following season.
In late May of 2016, Schwarzmann was named an Assistant Coach for the Baltimore Ride of the United Women's Lacrosse League (UWLX), the first-ever professional women's lacrosse league in the world. Schwarzmann joined her younger sister, Katie, who was selected as the first overall pick by the Ride in the inaugural UWLX draft.
During her first season at the helm of the Mount in 2015, Schwarzmann guided the Mountaineers back to the Northeast Conference Semifinals and doubled the team's win total from the previous season. Finishing 6-11 overall, the Mount posted a 5-2 NEC mark to tie for second place in the regular season standings.
Six of Schwarzmann's players were honored with NEC Postseason Awards, including First Team All-NEC performers Melissa Cox and Steph Rurkowski. She also coached two Second Team All-NEC players, two All-Rookie Team selections and two All-Tournament Team picks. Among the major award winners, Nicole Lantuh earned NEC Rookie of the Year, while Melissa Cox was named NEC Defensive Player of the Year and was awarded a spot in the IWLCA North/South Game.
Prior to taking over the Mount St. Mary's program, Schwarzmann gained experience through assistant coaching positions at Cincinnati, San Diego State and Stanford. The Sykesville, Md. native joined the coaching ranks following a standout career as a midfielder on the Johns Hopkins women's lacrosse team.
During the 2013 and 2014 seasons, Schwarzmann helped take Stanford to new heights as the recruiting coordinator and assistant coach. The Cardinal compiled a 28-11 record in her two seasons and earned the program's first-ever NCAA Tournament victory in 2013, toppling No. 9 Notre Dame in the first round.
Stanford, which took down seven ranked opponents in Schwarzmann's two-year tenure, won the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation in 2013 and made a return trip to the championship game in 2014.
Prior to making the move to Stanford, Schwarzmann worked as an assistant coach at San Diego State for the 2012 season, helping the Aztecs win five games during their inaugural season.
She got her start in the coaching business at the University of Cincinnati as the top assistant and recruiting coordinator for the 2009-11 seasons. Schwarzmann was heavily involved in the offensive game planning during her three seasons with the Bearcats.
On the club level, Schwarzmann worked with NatiLax in Cincinnati, Ohio and TreeLax in Stanford, Calif.
A decorated collegiate player, Schwarzmann ranks 12th all-time in Johns Hopkins history by compiling 118 career points with 79 goals and 39 assists from 2005-08. The high-scoring midfielder helped guide the Blue Jays to two NCAA Tournament berths, including a trip to the NCAA Quarterfinals as a junior in 2007. After a stay with the U.S. Developmental Lacrosse team from 2007-09, Schwarzmann was a member of the U.S. National Team until the fall of 2013.
Schwarzmann graduated from Johns Hopkins in 2008 with a degree in public health studies and has completed coursework toward her master's degree in public health from the University of Cincinnati.