Lauren Skellchock

Former U.S. National Team player Lauren Schwarzmann completed her third season as the Mount St. Mary’s women’s lacrosse Head Coach in 2017.

Schwarzmann, who was named the ninth head coach in Mount history on July 8, 2014, gained experience through assistant coaching positions at Cincinnati, San Diego State and Stanford prior to taking over the program. The Sykesville, Md. native joined the coaching ranks following a standout career as a midfielder on the Johns Hopkins women's lacrosse team.

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 joins 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.

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.