YORK, PA – The Capital Athletic Conference women's lacrosse champion York College received outstanding news on Tuesday morning as seven Spartans earned berths on the 2019 All-CAC teams. In addition to the seven all-league players, head coach Jen Muston earned the CAC Coach of the Year award while senior defender Nicole Clauter was named the CAC Player of the Year for the second time in her career.
Five Spartans earned first-team honors as Meghan Fox, Regan Cook, Devin Hursey, and Claudia DiVenti joined Clauter on the first team. Seniors Caitlin Rankin and Abby Smith were selected to the second team.
Muston earned the Coach of the Year award for the fourth time in her Spartan career. Muston also earned the award in 2011, 2012, 2017, and this spring. She led the Spartans to their first-ever CAC tournament championship, ending Salisbury's run of 16 straight conference championships. Muston is now 157-68 heading into the NCAA Tournament.
Clauter earned her second Player of the Year award as she also earned the honor as a sophomore in 2017. Clauter, who is also a two-time IWLCA All-American, closes out her career as a four-time All-CAC honoree. She was a second team pick as a freshman and has been a first team honoree ever since. Clauter is second on the team and second in the CAC in draw controls with 96, has 49 ground balls and has forced a team-high 25 turnovers. Clauter also ranks fourth in the CAC in ground balls and is ninth in caused turnovers. She owns the Spartan school record for career draw controls with 312 while she is ranked fifth in career ground balls (132), and fourth in caused turnovers (87). She also owns the record for career starts as she has started all 79 of her career games.
Fox, a junior attack, is no stranger to the All-CAC squads as she is making her third straight first-team All-CAC appearance. Fox, who was also the CAC Rookie of the Year in 2016, has been outstanding for the Green and White. Fox leads the Spartans with 79 points on 59 goals and 20 assists. She is 7-for-20 in free position shots, has scooped up 26 ground balls, grabbed 19 draw controls, and forced 11 caused turnovers. She ranks second in the CAC in points, is tied for second in goals, and 12th in assists. Fox is also 11th in the CAC in free position goals. Fox's name is all over the Spartan record book as she is third in career points (196), tied for third in career goals (155) and tied for eighth in assists (41). Fox also owns the school record in game-winning goals with 13.
Cook, a junior midfielder, is another three-time All-CAC performer for the Spartans. Cook makes her third appearance on the first-team after another great year for York. Cook is third on the team in points with 58 on 45 goals and 13 assists. She also has 27 ground ball, seven caused turnovers and a team-high five game-winning goals. Cook is sixth on the all-time scoring list with 138 points, fifth on the all-time goal scoring list (113 goals), and third in game-winning goals (11).
Hursey is now a two-time first-team All-CAC selection as she was also a first-team selection last spring. Hursey is second on the team in scoring with 70 points. Hursey has 30 goals and a team-high 40 assists. She is 9-for-15 on free position shots and has grabbed 25 ground balls. Hursey broke the career assists record earlier this year as she now has 83 career helpers. Hursey is also fifth in career points (157) for the Green and White. She is ranked fourth in the CAC in assists and seventh in points.
DiVenti earned her first All-CAC honor after a steady and impressive senior year. DiVenti leads the team and the CAC in draw control as she has 100 for the year. DiVenti also has 18 ground balls and 16 caused turnovers as a defensive midfielder. She also has two points on a goal and an assist. DiVenti has been on incredible draw control run at the end of the year as she has 41 draw controls in the last five games for the Spartans including 10 in the CAC championship game win at Salisbury. DiVenti now has 170 career draw controls with 61 ground balls and 37 caused turnovers. She also has 30 career points on 24 goals and six assists.
Rankin makes her first All-CAC team as a women's lacrosse player after being a two-time All-CAC selection for women's soccer. Rankin has scored 37 points on 30 goals and seven assists in 20 games. Rankin has picked up 25 ground balls, two draw controls, and two game-winning goals for the Green and White. Rankin has played in a school-record tying 79 games as she has 104 career points on 87 goals and 17 assists. Rankin has 84 ground balls, 29 draw controls and 47 caused turnovers.
Smith has taken the most of her opportunity in goal after backing-up All-CAC goalie Charlotte Wright last year. Smith has played 1,066:33 in goal for the Green and White this year. She has an 8.44 goals against average and a 49.8% save percentage as she is 15-5 for the campaign. Smith has 149 saves and is ranked second in the CAC in goals against average, save percentage, and goalie wins.
The Spartans are making their eighth consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance starting this weekend. The Spartans will host Endicott and Misericordia in an opening round game Saturday and will then play the winner at 1:00 pm on Sunday at Kinsley Field.