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Outlaws to Retire Jesse Schwartzman Jersey on June 18th

March 18, 2016
OUTLAWS TO OFFICIALLY RETIRE JESSE SCHWARTZMAN’S

JERSEY NUMBER “19” ON JUNE 18

 

DENVER — The Denver Outlaws will retire the number “19” jersey of goalie Jesse Schwartzman with a halftime presentation during their matchup against the Rochester Rattlers on Saturday, June 18, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High (faceoff set for 7:30 p.m. MDT).

Schwartzman, who spent his entire nine-season professional career with the Denver Outlaws, announced his retirement after the team’s final 2015 home game against the New York Lizards on July 30. Schwartzman joins defenseman Lee Zink (No. 29) as the only players in Outlaws history to have their jersey numbers retired.

As an Outlaw, Schwartzman finished first in franchise history in saves (1,353), goals against average (9.87) and goalie wins (72). He also finished second behind former teammate Zink, who played in 110 games for the Outlaws.

“Jesse was not only a great player, he was the emotional soul of our team,” said Outlaws Team President Mac Freeman. “Above all the individual awards, nothing meant more to him that winning our first MLL Championship because he always put the team first. He played the game with passion, which not only made him a fan favorite, but helped define what it meant to be an Outlaw. I look forward to June 18 when we can hang #19 next to #29. It will be a great day!”

Schwartzman finished among the MLL’s career leaders in many significant goalie statistics. With his final game, Schwartzman played in 106 games played, the most played by a goalie in MLL history, and he also finished first in league annals in career goals against average (11.83) and goalkeeper wins (72). Schwartzman racked up 5,727 minutes in the cage, the second most in MLL history and 1,353 saves were the third most.

“Jesse Schwartzman has been a key part of the Outlaws organization both on and off the field,” said General Manager Tony Seaman. “One of the best MLL goalies to ever stand between the pipes, he was a principal factor in the Outlaws’ success throughout our history and was outstanding in our run to the 2014 MLL Championship. He will be a very difficult player to replace.”

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.

The two-time MLL Goalie of the Year (2009 and 2013) set league records in goals against average first in 2011 (9.87) and again in 2013 with (9.67), which remains the best goals against for a single season. Schwartzman 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 39 th overall in the 2007 MLL Collegiate Draft, Schwartzman 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 (9) and is second in postseason minutes played (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.

 

MOST GAMES PLAYED BY A

  MOST GOALKEEPER WINS,

GOALKEEPER, MLL HISTORY

  MLL HISTORY

 

Player

  No.

   

Player

  No.

1.

Jesse Schwartzman

  106

  1.

Jesse Schwartzman

  72

2.

Brian Dougherty

  105

  2.

Brian Dougherty

  60

3.

Chris Garrity

  82

  3.

Chris Garrity

  44

4.

Brett Queener

  78

  4.

Drew Adams

  43

5.

Drew Adams

  77

  5.

Greg Cattrano

  42

 
 

LOWEST GOALS AGAINST AVERAGE BY A

  MOST SAVES,

GOALKEEPER, MLL SINGLE SEASON

  MLL HISTORY

 

Player

Year

GAA

   

Player

  No.

1.

Jesse Schwartzman

2013

9.67

  1.

Brian Dougherty

  1,749

2.

Jesse Schwartzman

2011

9.87

  2.

Chris Garrity

  1,376

3.

Kip Turner

2013

10.35

  3.

Jesse Schwartzman

  1,353

4.

Kip Turner

2012

10.51

  4.

Greg Cattrano

  1,325

5.

Jordan Burke

2011

10.60

  5.

Drew Adams

  1,072

 
 

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