Maryland grad Katie Schwarzmann heads the list of top athletes from the DMV in 2013. She was once again won the Tewaaraton Award as the NCAA’s best woman lacrosse player.
The area again proved again to be a hot bed of lacrosse talent as Terps Alex Aust, Taylor Cummings and Iliana Sanza were also named to the 25-player All-American Team.
In addition, Navy attacker Jasmine DePompeo and two local women who played at the University of Florida, Rockville’s Kitty Cullen (attack) and Bel Air’s Brittany Dashiell (midfield), also earned All-American.
Catholic University’s Megan Comunale and Maura Campbell were named Div. III Second Team All-Americans by Longstreth/NFHCA.
Basketball players were as successful on the court. Maryland’s Alyssa Thomas led the group earning Div. I First Team All American from the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association. She averaged 18.7 points per game, 10.5 rebounds per game and 5.5 assists per game for the 26-8 Terps.
Clinton resident Tianna Hawkins received honorable mention after scoring 18 ppg and hauling in 9.5 boards per game for Maryland. Elizabeth Seton grad Tyaunna Marshall was named honorable mention after averaging 18.1 ppg and 8.4 rpg for 14-16 Georgia Tech. Georgetown’s, Sugar Rodgers, also earned honorable mention after pacing the 15-16 Hoyas with 22.9 ppg and 105 steals.
Catholic’s Jill Woerner earrned WBCA Div. III First Team recognition after averaging 16.6 points and 6.4 rebounds per game her senior year. She was a D3Hoops.com a Fourth Team All-American. Marymount University’s Katelyn Fischer was named Second Team Women’s DIII News Second Team All-American, Third Team All-American by D3Hoops.com and honorable mention by the WBCA.
Katy Dodds and Stephanie Giameo of the Maryland gymnastics team received regular-season first-team National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches/Women All-American honors for their performances. The NACGC/W awarded regular-season All-America honors determined by regional qualifying score (RQS). Gymnasts ranked 1-8 in RQS were selected to the first team, while those ranked 9-16 were selected to the second team (including ties).
Giameo earned first-team balance beam honors and finished the year ranked eighth on the event. She ended the season with an RQS of 9.9. Dodds earned first-team vault honors after being consistently ranked in the top 10 in the event. She finished the season ranked eighth nationally in the event with an RQS of 9.920.
Georgetown women’s soccer player Emily Menges was selected a First Team All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. She was also the Big East Defensive Player of the Year. midfielder Daphne Corboz earned second team honors. Although she missed five games with injury, Corboz scored a Hoyas’ best 27 points.
Thea LaFond earned All-American in the high jump at the NCAA Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Championships. The Terp placed eighth in high jump clearing 6-feet.