YORK, Pa. – On the strength of their outstanding 2012 campaign, the York College women's lacrosse team garnered four spots on the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) All-Metro Region squad, tying a program-record for the most all-region selections. Kim Wayson and Leah Schultz were honored as first-team choices while Katie Vautier and Erica Mulford landed on the second team.
Wayson collects her second straight IWLCA All-Metro Region first-team accolade as she had yet another fantastic year for the Green and White. Already York's all-time leader in goals, assists, and points, the junior posted team-highs this season with 57 goals and 26 assists for 83 points. Those 83 points were just two away from tying the Spartans' season-best mark of 85 set by Alison Napolitano in 2008. For her career, Wayson has tallied 174 goals and 59 assists for 233 points – a mark which is over 100 points more than the program's second-highest total.
Schultz also tallies her second consecutive all-region first-team bid. A sound midfielder who plays well in all areas of the field, Schultz played in all 19 games for the Spartans this season as she led the Green and White with 95 draw controls while netting 34 goals and picking up 33 ground balls. She ran away with the draw control lead among Capital Athletic Conference student-athletes as her 95 were 23 more than the next closest mark. On the strength of that fantastic effort on the draw, Schultz became York's all-time leader in draw controls this season as she has amassed 190 over her first three seasons with the Spartans.
Vautier snags a spot on the second-team for a second straight season. Having become a standout defender, Vautier led the Green and White with 26 caused turnovers and 34 ground balls in 2012 while she also won 50 draw controls. A tough presence in the defensive third of the field, Vautier anchored a Spartan defense that surrendered only 8.11 goals per game, the 17th best mark in Division III this season.
Mulford lands on the all-region team for the first time in her career. The sophomore attack posted a terrific 2012 as she became a tremendous force in the offensive end. Mulford, who provides another dynamic presence in the York attack, registered 40 goals and 19 assists on the year to total 59 points.
Photos courtesy of Theresa Dark - York College (Pa.) Athletic Communications Student Photographer - and David Sinclair - www.davidsinclair.org