YORK, Pa. – Nicole Clauter, of the York College women's lacrosse team was named the IWLCA Division III National Defensive Player of the Week, the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) announced this week.
Clauter, a first-team All-American last year, put together one of the greatest statistical weeks in program history while helping the Spartans to a pair of wins. In a 22-12 win over St. Mary's on the road, Clauter finished with a school-record 14 draw controls, four ground balls and two caused turnovers. On the weekend, in a big matchup with Christopher Newport, she controlled 12 draws in the first half alone, before finishing with 13, five ground balls and three caused turnovers in a 21-12 victory.
She currently leads the Capital Athletic Conference with 76 draw controls and is third in the conference with 19 caused turnovers. She was named the CAC Defensive Player of the Week three times this season.
York sits second in the CAC at 5-1, and is 10-3 overall, riding a six-game win streak. A huge non-conference matchup awaits the seventh-ranked Spartans on Friday night, taking on No. 2 Gettysburg at Kinsley Field.