Schmeisser Award

The William C. Schmeisser Award is an award given annually to the NCAA's most outstanding defenseman in men's college lacrosse. The award is presented by the USILA and is named after William C. "Father Bill" Schmeisser, a player and coach for Johns Hopkins University in the early 1900s.[1] Schmeisser played defense at Hopkins from 1900 to 1902. He was head coach of the Blue Jays from 1907 to 1911 and continued to serve as an advisory coach to the team thereafter, accompanying the team to the 1928 Olympics in Amsterdam. He was a charter founder of the Mt. Washington Lacrosse Club and was inducted into the U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1957.[2]

Award Winners by Year

1942Tyler CampbellPrinceton
1943George RiepeJohns Hopkins
1944Fred Allner, Jr.Cornell
1945Charles GuyNavy
1946Bob FettersMaryland
1947Fred Allner, Jr.Princeton
1948John McEneryArmy
1949Lloyd BuntingJohns Hopkins
1950Kin YellottYale
1951Joe SollersJohns Hopkins
1952Bill HubbellMaryland
1953Jack JohnsonArmy
1954Stan SwansonNavy
1955John RasterNavy
1956John SimmonsMaryland
1957Ben GlyphisArmy
1958Walt MitchellJohns Hopkins
1959Don TillarArmy
1960Bill CarpenterArmy
1961Mike ByrneJohns Hopkins
1962Bob FuelhartArmy
1963Mike CoughlinNavy
1964Jim CampbellNavy
1965Pat DonnellyNavy
1966Hank KaestnerJohns Hopkins
1967Hank KaestnerJohns Hopkins
1968Carl TamulevichNavy
1969Mike ClarkJohns Hopkins
1970Greg MurphyNavy
1971John BurnapCornell
1972Tom O’LearyArmy
1973Mike ThearleMaryland
1974Boo SmithVirginia
1975John LawlorNavy
1976Mike FarrellMaryland
1977Chris KaneCornell
1978Chris KaneCornell
1979Mark GreenbergJohns Hopkins
1980Mark GreenbergJohns Hopkins
1981Bob HenryArmy
1982George McGeeneyUMBC
1983Steve ByrneVirginia
1984Tom HausNorth Carolina
1985John DeTommasoJohns Hopkins
1986Tom HausNorth Carolina
1987Tom HausNorth Carolina
1988Dave PietramalaJohns Hopkins
1989Dave PietramalaJohns Hopkins
1990Pat McCabeSyracuse
1991Graham HardenNorth Carolina
1992Brian BurlaceMaryland
1992David MorrowPrinceton
1993David MorrowPrinceton
1994Reid JacksonRutgers
1995Dan RadebaughMaryland
1996Tyler HardyDuke
1997Brian KuczmaJohns Hopkins
1998Christian CookPrinceton
1999Ryan CurtisVirginia
2000Marshall AbramsSyracuse
2001Ryan MollettPrinceton
2002John GlatzelSyracuse
2003Michael HowleyMaryland
2004Lee ZinkMaryland
2005Brodie MerrillGeorgetown
2006Michael CulverVirginia
2007Mitchell BelisleCornell
2008Nick O’HaraDuke
2009Michael EvansJohns Hopkins
2010Ken Clausen
Ryan Flanagan
North Carolina
2011John LadeSyracuse
2012Tucker DurkinJohns Hopkins
2013Tucker DurkinJohns Hopkins
2014Joe Fletcher[3]Loyola
2015Matt LandisNotre Dame
2016Matt LandisNotre Dame
2017Tim MullerMaryland
2018John SextonNotre Dame
2019Johnny SurdickArmy

Number of Awards by University

1Johns Hopkins University17
2University of Maryland10
3United States Naval Academy9
3United States Military Academy9
5Princeton University6
6Cornell University5
6University of North Carolina5
6University of Virginia5
9Syracuse University4
10University of Notre Dame3
11Duke University2
12Loyola University Maryland1
12Yale University1
12University of Maryland, Baltimore County1
12Rutgers University1
12Georgetown University1

See also


  1. "The Lore of Victory: JHU Lacrosse Quiz". Retrieved 2010-05-28.
  2. "Lacrosse Positional Awards: Who they're named for". 2009-05-17. Archived from the original on 2010-06-02. Retrieved 2010-05-28.
  3. "Fletcher Named Nation's Most Outstanding Defender". 2014-05-23. Retrieved 2014-05-26.

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