Schallmoser (12) commits to play lacrosse at Regis
February 8, 2021
All-around athlete Madeline Schallmoser has competed in five sports throughout her years at DGN: cross country, tennis, diving, basketball, and lacrosse. Schallmoser chose lacrosse to pursue at the collegiate level, signing a letter of intent to Regis University in Denver, Colorado Jan. 10.
Schallmoser started her journey back in third grade with her friends going to a lacrosse clinic, and stuck with it all throughout highschool. She is now beginning her last season with DGN. Originally from Colorado and having family there, she knew Regis was the fit.
“I have always wanted to live in Colorado. It’s in Denver, it’s ten minutes from the city, ten minutes from Rockies’ stadium, and a quick drive from the mountains. Their lacrosse program is very competitive and it’s the perfect level for me, a Division II school, so it’s the appropriate time commitment,” Schallmoser said.
Senior Victoria Sanchez has been playing lacrosse with Schallmoser since her sophomore year and they have become close friends and teammates. Sanchez commented on her commitment to the sport.
“She is always on the grind—whether it’s lifting weights, going for a run, or messing around with her stick. She is her [own] biggest competitor and toughest critic. She is one of the strongest players I know and I will forever be grateful to have played with her,” Sanchez said.
It wasn’t just about lacrosse; Schallmoser saw Regis’ quality of education as the perfect fit as well. She explained some of the academic opportunities that she is excited about.
“They have really cool internship programs in their business and communications fields which are two areas that I am interested in pursuing. Also, there are opportunities with professional sports programs in Denver which is cool with the podcast [Ross Riot] for Omega,” Schallmoser said.
Jon Gargiulo, who helps oversee the co-op lacrosse program at DGN and DGS, has gotten the chance to see Schallmoser improve throughout the seasons.
“I’ve watched Maddie’s spark take off freshman year when she started with us. She was already a very talented athlete so lacrosse seemed to be a natural fit for her and she was learning fast. She got the lacrosse bug and was so enthusiastic and determined to improve each time she stepped on the field,” Gargiulo said.