2008-09: Schaus continued his collegiate career at UMass-Lowell(H-East). In 38 games Schaus found the back of the net 5 times and added 17 assists. The stocky defender picked up 65 PIMs.
2009-10: Senior with UMass-Lowell, scoring 23 points in 37 games. After his season was finished he signed an entry-level deal with the Sharks. With the Sharks AHL affiliate in Worcester, Schaus posted 3 assists in 4 games and 3 more assists in 11 playoff games.