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Wayson and Vautier Named IWLCA All-Americans
YORK, PA – York College senior women's lacrosse players Kim Wayson (Harwood, Md./Southern) and Katie Vautier (Harwood, Md./Archbishop Spalding) have earned IWLCA (Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association) All-American honors as announced by the organization on Thursday afternoon.
Wayson and Vautier both earned second-team accolades. They were two of eight players from the Capital Athletic Conference to earn the national award.
Wayson is making her second appearance on the IWLCA All-American squad after she was a second-team honoree last season. Wayson had another fantastic season as she has poured in 61 goals to go along with 11 assists for 72 points. She has converted 7-of-19 free position shots for the year while 81.6% of her shots are on target. Wayson has also recorded 14 ground balls, five draw controls and six caused turnovers for the year.
Wayson owns all the of Spartans career records as she has notched 305 points on 235 goals and 70 assists. She has tallied nine game-winning goals for her career.
Wayson is ranked first in the CAC in goals, third in points and 13th in assists.
Vautier is one of the premier defensive players in the CAC. She has played in and started all 18 games for the Spartans as she has totaled 60 draw controls, 38 ground balls, and a team-high 28 caused turnovers. She is sixth in the CAC in caused turnovers, third in draw controls, and tied for fifth in ground balls.
Vautier has started all 70 games of her collegiate career. She has registered a school-record 113 caused turnovers while her 161 draw controls rank her third all-time. Vautier's 152 ground balls are second on the Spartans' all-time list.
Spartan head coach Jen Muston was thrilled to deliver the news to her two seniors.
"I am elated that Kim and Katie have been selected as IWLCA All-Americans," said Muston. "It is great to see them honored alongside some of the best names in DIII lacrosse. Becoming an All-American is extremely impressive. The level of competition for the All-American spots is intense. It is a testament to the hard work and dedication they have put in these past four years. It is also a testament to the level at which our team is competing, and how much these girls have contributed to the growth of the program. For Kim to be a two-time All-American is a great accomplishment and well deserved. I am so happy for Katie. To be selected as a senior is a great honor and is a fantastic way to cap her career. It really recognizes the impact she has had on our program."
Wayson and Vautier lead the Spartans into the Sweet 16 as they will face Franklin & Marshall on Saturday in Salisbury, MD. The Spartans picked up their first-ever NCAA tournament victory on Wednesday with their 13-6 win over Washington & Lee.
Game time against the Diplomats is set for 2:30 pm.