Dec. 7, 2011
BALTIMORE - Maryland led the way with four first-team honorees on the 2012 Inside Lacrosse Preseason All-America list announced Wednesday.
Dipper was the IWLCA, Synapse Sports, and WomensLax.com National Goalie of the Year last season. The Clarksboro, N.J., native was also an IWLCA First Team All-American and was tabbed to the ACC Championship All-Tournament Team for the third straight season.
Johnson missed the majority of last year's ACC championship campaign but is poised for a mighty return in 2012. The senior was named Lacrosse Magazine's National Preseason Player of the Year in 2011 and is a two-time IWLCA First Team All-American.
Sanza is set to take over as the anchor of a historically-tough Maryland defense. An IWLCA Second Team All-American in 2011, Sanza registered 31 ground balls, 12 draw controls and 23 caused turnovers for the nation's top ranked defense.
Schwarzmann garnered a slew of awards in 2011 including IWLCA, Synapse Sport and WomensLax.com National Midfielder of the Year. The Sykesville, Md., product was also a finalist for the Honda Award and Tewaaraton Trophy.
Maryland also ranked second in the publication's preseason poll, following 2011 national champion Northwestern. Maryland recorded the highest number of first-team members while Northwestern garnered a nation-best five players to the three-team list.