YORK, PA – York College women's lacrosse coach Jen Muston was named the IWLCA Metro-Region Coach of the Year as announced by the organization on Monday.
Muston led the 2012 York College squad to a record-setting campaign. In just the seventh season of varsity competition, the Green and White went 14-5 and earned the school's first ever women's lacrosse NCAA Tournament berth. The 14 wins, coupled with a Capital Athletic Conference championship game appearance, were notable accomplishments as Muston earned her second straight CAC Coach-of-the-Year award.
In 2011, York went 13-4 and earned a first-ever berth in the CAC semifinals. Since Muston's arrival prior to the 2008 season, York has posted a 55-31 mark including ten-plus wins in four of her five seasons. For her career, Muston has coached 15 of York's 18 All-Capital Athletic Conference honorees, including a program-best seven selections this past spring.
"I am very honored to receive this award but is really a team award. I am blessed to have a great group of assistant coaches and my players are fantastic. This award reflects the endless hours of work and dedication that all members of our program put in throughout the course of the season. It was a great year and I am already looking forward to what we can accomplish this spring," states Muston.
Muston welcomes back all but one starter from last year's squad including IWLCA All-American Kim Wayson (Harwood, Md./Southern) and IWLCA All-Metro Region selections Wayson, Leah Shultz (Catonsville, Md./Seton Keough), Katie Vautier (Harwood, Md./Archbishop Spalding), and Erica Mulford (Crownsville, Md./Seton Keough).
The Spartans open their 2013 campaign on Saturday, February 23 when they travel to Goucher for a non-conference contest.