The 13th annual Tewaaraton Award Ceremony was held Thursday, May 30 at the Smithsonian Institution’s Nationally Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.
The Tewaaraton Award, named after the Mohawk word for lacrosse, has been given to the nation’s top men’s and women’s college lacrosse players every year since 2001.
Maryland senior midfielder Katie Schwarzmann became the first women’s lacrosse player to be named a finalist for the award three times and was joined by teammate Alex Aust, a senior attacker.
Another finalist and participant in the NCAA National Championship was North Carolina’s senior midfielder Kara Cannizzaro.
Katie Schwarzmann received the award for the second straight year, winning Maryland’s fourth Tewaaraton Award. Attacker Jen Adams, now the head women’s lacrosse coach at Loyola University Maryland won the inaugural Tewaaraton Award her senior year. The school’s other Tewaaraton recipient was Caitlyn McFadden, a midfielder who won the award in 2010.
Schwarzmann is also the third woman to win the award twice. The other two both played midfield for Northwestern. Kristen Kjellman won the award in 2006 and 2007 and Hannah Nielsen won the award the following two seasons.