Schwarzmann, Reese Nab Top ACC Honors

May 4, 2012

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Maryland junior midfielder Katie Schwarzmann and head coach Cathy Reese were named Atlantic Coast Conference Offensive Player and Coach of the Year, respectively, on Friday.

Schwarzmann garnered top ACC honors after guiding No. 4 Maryland to its fourth straight conference championship and a 17-3 overall record. The Sykesville, Md., product leads the ACC with 63 goals in 2012, the 10th-highest mark in Maryland single-season history.

Schwarzmann also led the conference with five game-winning goals and scored an ACC Championship record 11 goals in a three-game span en route to winning the conference championship and earning most valuable player honors.

A three-time All-ACC selection, Schwarzmann is the Terps' sixth consecutive conference player of the year honoree and the 11th in program history. Schwarzmann was a finalist for the Tewaaraton Trophy and Honda Award last season and is a nominee for the Tewaaraton again in 2012.

Reese was named ACC Coach of the Year for the fourth consecutive season. The award is her fifth overall in six seasons at the helm of the Maryland program. Reese garnered her 100th win at Maryland Feb. 16 against Delaware.

Reese guided the Terps to their nation-best 28th NCAA Championship appearance after earning the ACC's automatic bid with a win over top-seeded North Carolina in the ACC title game. Maryland endured a youth movement in 2012 with four freshmen starting all 20 games.

The Terps led the conference in scoring with 14.90 goals per game. Maryland also dished a league-best 133 assists and boasted an ACC-low 9.50 turnovers per contest in 2012.

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