Five Spartans Earn USILA All-American Accolades

Five Spartans Earn USILA All-American Accolades

YORK, PA – The York College men's lacrosse program received outstanding news on Tuesday afternoon as five Spartans earned USILA All-American honors as announced by the organization.

Junior Tyler Hutson (Westminster, Md./Winters Mill), senior Seth Krolus (Westminster, Md./Loyola Blakefield), senior James Lowe (Monrovia, Md./Urbana), sophomore Caleb Abney (Forest Hill, Md./Fallston), and sophomore Josh Kluver (Abington, Pa./Abington) each earned honorable mention USILA All-American honors. All five players earned first-team All-Capital Athletic Conference honors earlier in the month.

Hutson makes his second appearances on the USILA All-American squad, as he was a second-team selection last year. Hutson finished the year with a team-high 52 goals while he added 13 assists for 65 points. He notched a team-high nine man-up goals while he also threw in four game-winners. He collected 41 ground balls and had seven caused turnovers in his 20 games played.

Hutson is York's all-time leading scorer with 210 points on a school-record 161 goals and 49 assists. He owns 21 career man-up goals and 10 game-winning tallies. He was a first-team All-CAC selection for the third time in his career this spring.

Hutson led the CAC in goals scored for the second consecutive years while he ranked sixth in the league in points.

Krolus closed out his stellar Spartan career with 34 points on 16 goals and 18 assists. He had 82 ground balls, eight caused turnovers, one game-winning goal and one man-up goal. Krolus earned first-team All-CAC honors for the second straight year and was also selected to play in the USILA Senior All-Star game.

Krolus finished his career with 97 points on 44 goals and 53 assists with 224 ground balls. He had two game-winning goals and three man-up goals. He concluded his career first in program history in games played, third in ground balls and third in games started.

Krolus finished the year fifth in the conference in ground balls.

Lowe closed out a highly successful Spartan career with a strong senior campaign. Lowe recorded 51 points on 26 goals and 25 assists. He had four man-advantage goals with 33 ground balls and four caused turnovers.

Lowe concludes his career with 157 points on 82 goals and 75 assists. He scored three game-winning goals and eight man-up goals. Lowe scooped up 115 career ground balls and forced 23 opponent turnovers. He was selected to play along with Krolus in the USILA Senior All-Star game.

Lowe finished tenth in the CAC in points, seventh in assists and 13th in goals scored.

Abney earns his first All-American award as a sophomore. He was the All-CAC first team goaltender as he continues to pile up impressive numbers. Abney finished the year with a record of 16-5 as he notched a 7.30 goals against average and a .615 save percentage. He recorded 217 saves as he faced 566 shots for the season in 1,117:33 in net.

For his two years as a Spartan, Abney is 26-8 with a 7.14 goals against average and a .631 save percentage. He has recorded 368 saves, good for third on the Spartans' all-time list. He ranks first in goalkeeper wins while his save percentage and goals against average would be first.

Abney ranks first in the CAC in save percentage, third in goals against average, second in wins, and first in total saves by 23 stops.

Kluver was one of the best defenders in the Capital Athletic Conference. He notched three points on three goals with a team-high 34 caused turnovers and 46 ground balls. He recorded a game-winning goal as he found the back of the net with three seconds left in the 10-9 win over Ursinus on April 6.

Kluver finished the year tied for first in the league in caused turnovers while he ranks 23rd in ground balls. He spearheads a defense that allowed 7.68 goals per game.

Kluver now has 58 caused turnovers and 81 ground balls in his 38-game Spartan career. His 34 caused turnovers is a single season school record.

Spartan head coach Brandon Childs was happy to see his five players earn national recognition.

"We had a very good season and usually when that happens, your players get noticed. Fortunately, we have a great group of guys who are worthy of these All-American honors."

Childs, the 2014 CAC Coach of the Year, will welcome back Hutson, Abney and Kluver next year as the Spartans will look to build on their school-record 16 wins in 2015. 

Photo courtesy of David Sinclair