Swarthout receives First Team All-America honors

WASHINGTON – Mary Swarthout has been named a First Team All-American by synapsesports.com, it was recently announced.  This marks the fourth straight year in which Swarthout earns All-America honors and her second straight on the First Team.

A native of nearby Rockville, Md., Swarthout once again had a terrific season in 2012.  The senior earned First Team All-Region and All-Conference accolades for the fourth straight year and also captured her third consecutive Landmark Conference Player of the Year award.

Swarthout scored multiple goals in every game she played this season, with a high of six coming vs. No. 1 Salisbury in early March.  She wrapped up her brilliant career in the red and black with 226 goals and 331 points.

Swarthout led CUA in goals (69), assists (30), points (99), draw controls (130), ground balls (65) and caused turnovers (37) this season, with the 130 draw controls setting a new school record.

With Swarthout leading the way, CUA finished this season with an overall record of 16-6 and a perfect 4-0 mark within the Landmark Conference.  The Cardinals won their fifth consecutive conference title and at least one game in the NCAA Tournament for the fifth straight year.  CUA also advanced to its third NCAA Tournament Regional Final in the last five years.

To see the entire list of award winners from synapsesports.com, click here.

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