May 23, 2012

Wayson Named IWLCA All-American

YORK, PA – York College junior attack Kim Wayson was named IWLCA (Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association) second-team All-American as the squads were announced on Wednesday afternoon. Wayson is the first Spartan women's lacrosse player to earn national All-American honors in the seven-year history of the program.

The award comes after Wayson had another fantastic year for the Spartans. The junior attack, who is already the Spartans' all-time scoring leader, finished the season with 83 points on 57 goals and 26 assists. She converted 51.4% of her shots into goals while 91 of her 111total shots came on target, a remarkable 82% accuracy mark.

Wayson earned first-team All-CAC honors for the second straight year earlier in the spring. She is now a three-time All-CAC performer. Wayson also earned her second consecutive IWLCA All-Metro region honors as the squads were announced last week.

Wayson ranked tied for fourth in the Capital Athletic Conference in goals, fourth in points, and tied for sixth in assists. She attempted the fourth most shots in the CAC and also had the fourth highest shots-on-goal total in the league.

Spartan head coach Jen Muston, the reigning two-time CAC Coach-of-the-Year, was thrilled to see Wayson get the All-American accolade.

"I couldn't be more excited for Kim to be recognized as a second team All-American," says Muston. "This is our program's first All-American honor and Kim is very deserving.  Not only is it a great individual honor, but it also means a great deal for our team and our program as a whole.  Kim has played a large role in our team's success over the past couple seasons, and it's wonderful to see her recognized alongside the best players in Division III Women's Lacrosse."

Wayson's name is all over the Spartans' record books. She has notched 233 career points on 174 goals and 59 assists. Her point total is 107 points ahead of second place while her goals are 61 ahead of current teammate and all-region midfielder Leah Schultz. Wayson's 59 assists are also tops on the Spartans' all-time list, 14 better than former Spartan standout Alison Napolitano.

Wayson helped lead the Spartans to an outstanding 14-5 overall record including a 7-1 mark in the conference. The 14 wins set a new school record while the Spartans earned their first ever berth in the NCAA Tournament. Wayson headlines a strong core of returning players as 11 of 12 starters return including all four IWLCA all-region selections and all seven All-CAC honorees.

Full IWLCA All-American Teams