St. Charles’ Swann signs to Delaware State for women’s lacrosse
Becomes first St. Charles female athlete to sign with D-I school
Since walking onto the lacrosse field in the seventh grade, Tamrin Swann has had the ultimate goal of one day playing at the next level.
The St. Charles High School senior saw that goal come into fruition as she signed her national letter of intent to play NCAA Division I women’s lacrosse at Delaware State University, a member of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.
Swann made history, becoming the first female athlete at St. Charles to sign to a Division I program for any sport.
“This was definitely a blessing,” she said. “This was my main goal for a long time and it feels good to see the ending product be that I signed to a Division I school to play lacrosse.”
Swann’s older sister Tammany Swann, a 2013 Thomas Stone graduate, was also a lacrosse standout, playing a brief stint at Division II’s West Virginia Wesleyan College before attending Division III Frostburg State University for a year and now is in her second year at Division I Towson University for her senior campaign.
“My sister explained to me her stories of the college experience on and off the field and being able to travel,” the younger Swann said.
Tamrin Swann, who went on her unofficial visit to Delaware State on July 18, fell in love with the overall campus and the academic program.
“I liked how it was in fact a HBCU and it had a taste of diversity,” said Swann, who is undecided on her major. “The school is not too long of a commute and not too far from home. There was a lot of majors to explore and see what I want to study.”
Swann attended Thomas Stone for one season where she was the only
freshman to make the varsity team. From there, she transferred to St. Charles where she exploded onto the scene for the next two seasons.
After playing her primary defender position with Stone, St. Charles head coach Mark Stanley decided to not only use her as the anchor of the defense, but also at the midfield position.
In her junior campaign last spring with the Spartans, Swann scored 15 goals, dished out seven assists, scooped up 15 groundballs and won 16 draws along with causing 19 turnovers.
For her efforts, Swann was
selected to the All-County sec- ond team as a utility player.
“Playing in the midfield really opened the door for Tamrin,” said Stanley, who also coached her on the Southern Maryland Revolution travel team. “She is very fast in the open field and that is due to her agility. She used all the tools that was giv- en to her and excelled. Tam- rin works hard not only in the sport to improve her skills, but she is an exceptional student in the classroom.”
Swann, who has maintained a 4.2 GPA at St. Charles, is cur- rently taking Advanced Placement and honors classes. She is currently a member of the indoor track and field team and was a cheerleader for the football team.
Swann is also a member of
the JROTC program at St. Charles and was a standout gymnast for seven years before devoting her time to lacrosse.
“It has been a fun experience at St. Charles. I love meeting new girls that have come on the lacrosse team,” she said. “I have one more season left and I can’t wait to play this spring coming up. I will definitely miss all my teammates and coaches.”
Swann noted that most likely she will be playing on defense for Delaware State, which is headed by Kari-Lei Maddox.
Delaware State enters its fifth season of existence this spring and has only won a combined six games. It is a program still in the developing stages being fairly new.
St. Charles senior Tamrin Swann, pictured among McDonough defenders during a contest last spring, signed her national letter of intent Thursday to Division I Delaware State University.
St. Charles High School senior Tamrin Swann signed her national letter of intent on Thursday to play women’s lacrosse at NCAA Division I Delaware State University, a member of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. Seated, from left, are Swann’s mother Tammala Swann, Tamrin Swann and Swann’s father Wardell Swann. In the back row are St. Charles Principal Richard Conley, left, head girls lacrosse coach Mark Stanley, assistant coach Shawna Peterson and head indoor and outdoor track and field coach Chris McAllister.