Outlaws Seven-Time MLL All-Star Jesse Schwartzman Retires
DENVER - Goalkeeper Jesse Schwartzman, who spent his entire nine-season professional career with the Denver Outlaws, retired following the team's final game of the 2015 season.
Schwartzman finished as the league leader in many notable goalie statistics. With his final game, Schwartzman played in 106 games, first place by a single game. He also finished first with an 11.83 career goals against average and 72 goalkeeper wins. Schwartzman racked up 5,727 minutes in the cage, the second most in MLL history and 1,353 saves, the third most.
As an Outlaw, Schwartzman finished first in franchise history in saves, goals against average and goalie wins. He finished second in games played behind former teammate Lee Zink, who played in 110 games for the Outlaws. Schwartzman posted a career-high for saves in a game a season ago as he recorded 28 saves against Chesapeake on June 21, 2014, one save shy of the franchise record.
Schwartzman was named the Player of the Game on nine occasions in his career, most recently against Chesapeake in 2014. He also picked up Player of the Week honors from the league 13 times, once as a rookie and 12 times as the Defensive Player of the Week.
The two-time MLL Goalie of the Year (2009 and 2013) set league records in goals against average first in 2011 with 9.87, the first single season goals against average below 10 goals, and then in 2013 with 9.67, which remains the best goals against for a single season. Schwartzman has made the top 10 for single season goals against average in two other seasons, 2012 (11.03) and 2009 (11.28). In 2013, Schwartzman set the record for goalkeeper wins in a season as the Outlaws went a perfect 14-0.
Drafted 39th overall in the 2007 MLL Collegiate Draft, Schwartzman has been solid in the cage for the Outlaws for nine seasons. He led Denver to their first MLL Championship in 2014 after making the postseason six previous times with the Outlaws. Schwartzman is tied for second for the most playoff games by a goalie with nine and is second in postseason minutes played with 527. In that time he racked up 106 saves, the third most by any goalie in the playoffs.
The Owings Mills, Md., native was named to Team USA for the 2014 World Lacrosse Championships, held in Commerce City, Colo. Schwartzman started in goal for Team USA and helped the U.S. to a silver medal finish.
Schwartzman played for John Hopkins University, where he was a two-time All-American. He was twice named the Most Outstanding Player in the NCAA Tournament as he led the Blue Jays to a National Championship in his sophomore and senior seasons.
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