Clauter, Fox and Hursey Named IWLCA All-Americans

Photos courtesy of David Sinclair Photography
Photos courtesy of David Sinclair Photography

YORK, Pa. – A school-record three players from the York College women's lacrosse team were named All-Americans, the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association announced on Wednesday.

Nicole Clauter earned first-team honors for the second season in a row, and was joined by sophomore Meghan Fox, while another sophomore Devin Hursey was placed on the third team.

Fox and Hursey become just the eighth and ninth All-Americans in school history, and it was the fourth year in which the Spartans earned more than one in a season.

Clauter was the seventh Spartan All-American when she garnered first-team distinction in 2017 as a sophomore and becomes the first player in school history to be placed on the first team more than once. She does so after controlling a school-record 112 draws this season as a junior, causing 29 turnovers, the second-most in a season all-time while also scooping 40 ground balls.

The junior is now second in career draw controls in school-history with 216, trailing Leah Schultz '13 with 264, and holds the three highest totals in single games, all coming this year. Against Trinity (Conn.), in a double overtime win, Clauter set the record for draw controls in a game with 12, and then, less than a month later, broke it again with 14 against St. Mary's (Md.). The record still stands at 14 despite controlling 12 draws in the first half in the very next game, against Christopher Newport, before finishing with 13. She controlled a draw in every game this year, and had at least five in 11 games.

Fox becomes just the third first-team pick in school history and joins Clauter as the only two to earn that distinction as sophomores. She finished with 67 points on 57 goals and 10 assists and scored a goal in every game this season. Her 57 goals are tied for the fourth-most in a season in school history, and she now has 96 goals in her first two years, the fifth-most in a career all-time.

She took control in some of the more meaningful games of the season, coming through with big goals against some of the best teams. It started in just the fourth game of the year, against then-No. 3 Trinity, with eight goals, tied for the second-most in a game all-time, in a 16-15 win. Fox also scored five times in a 14-12 win over No. 2 Gettysburg, the eventual national champions, and also combined to score 10 goals in the NCAA Tournament, including four against both Catholic and Middlebury, the national runner-up.

Hursey, an All-Region and All-Capital Athletic Conference first-team pick, is another sophomore Spartan on the All-American teams after an impressive breakthrough season. After totaling 25 points in her freshman year, she scored 30 goals and dished out 32 assists to finish with 62 points in her second year, the second-most on the team. Her 32 assists were the most in a season in school history.

She recorded a point in 19 of her 20 games this year, including an 11-point performance against St. Mary's (Md.) in a 22-12 win. She scored twice while assisting on nine more goals, breaking the school record for most assists in a game. Her 11 points are also tied for the most in a game all-time.

Clauter, Fox and Hursey are three of a solid group of Spartans that will return next year from a team that finished 15-5 and 7-1 in CAC play. The trio also helped York to a pair of NCAA Tournament wins and a berth in the NCAA Tournament regional final for just the third time in school history.

IWLCA First Team Video

IWLCA Third Team Video

 

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