The Loyola University Maryland women's lacrosse team defeated Notre Dame, 11-9, in the semifinals of the BIG EAST Championship.
Worth Noting All-BIG EAST Second Team ('12) WomensLax.com National Rookie of the Week ('12) Two-time BIG EAST Honor Roll ('12)
2012 (Freshman) All-BIG EAST Second Team WomensLax.com National Rookie of the Week on April 2 Include on BIG EAST Honor Roll on Feb. 20 and April 30 Among four freshmen in the starting lineup Finished season ranked third on the program's freshman record for goals scored (42) Also ranked fifth among on freshman record for points (51) Led the class and ranked second on the team in goals scored In conference only games, ranked fifth in the BIG EAST in goals (23) and 10th in points (25) Contributed at least one point in the last nine games Second on the team with nine hat tricks Scored six goals in NCAA Tournament, including five goals and one assist in quarterfinal round at No. 3 Maryland Started and played all 20 games Made collegiate debut at No. 10 Virginia Scored first collegiate goal in the game, finishing with a hat trick Named to BIG EAST Honor Roll on Feb. 20 Also had a hat trick in next game, at No. 20 Johns Hopkins Notched four goals vs. UMBC Recorded a hat trick at No. 13 Georgetown Tied career-high four goals vs. No. 6 Notre Dame Added two assists for career-high six points Named WomensLax.com Rookie of the Week after play vs. Cincinnati and No. 6 Notre Dame Recorded a hat trick vs. Rutgers and had two GBs Scored four goals against Villanova Had a career-high six goals at No. 2 Syracuse Notched back-to-back scores in :07 within last 10 seconds of first half to come one second shy of Sarah Mollison's NCAA record for back-to-back goals Earned second BIG EAST Honor Roll accolade on April 30 Had one goal and one assist vs. Notre Dame in the BIG EAST Tournament Had two assists vs. SU in BIG EAST title game
Before Loyola Named US Lacrosse All-American following senior season Had a decorated career at Archbishop John Carroll High School in Radnor Township, Pa. Helped Patriots to their 11th-straight Philadelphia Catholic League title and advanced to the state quarterfinals in 2011 Schmitt earned All-Catholic League, All-Delco and All-Main Line First Team honors in 2009, 2010 and 2011 Was the Most Valuable Player of the Philadelphia Catholic League as both a sophomore and senior Earned US Lacrosse All-America honorable mention honors in 2009 Had six total varsity letters - two in field hockey and four in lacrosse Was an ambassador at the school