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Seven Spartans Earn WLAX All-CAC Accolades
YORK, Pa. – The York College women's lacrosse team landed a league-high seven players on the 2013 on the All-Capital Athletic Conference team as announced by the conference office Friday.
Senior captains Kim Wayson (Harwood, Md./Southern) and Leah Schultz (Catonsville, Md./Seton Keough) are four-time All-CAC honorees, the only two on this year's all-star squad. Wayson earned a first-team nod while Schultz was a second-team pick. Also earning first-team honors for the Spartans were Erica Mulford (Crownsville, Md./Seton Keough) and Katie Vautier (Harwood, Md./Archbishop Spalding). Rounding out the list with second-team honors were Jordan Hall (Riva, Md./South River), Jess Soroka (Pasadena, Md./Chesapeake) and Ashley Smith (Cinaminson, N.J./Cinaminson).
The Spartans have had another tremendous season, returning to #10 in the IWLCA Division III ranking heading into the CAC semifinals on Saturday. The Green and White have compiled an overall season record of 12-3 and a 5-1 conference record. All three of the Spartans losses have been against other top-ranked teams, including Salisbury, Messiah and Franklin & Marshall.
Wayson makes her third-straight first-team appearance. An incredible force around the goal, Wayson currently leads the CAC in goals scored with 51. She is also tied for first in shots taken with 101 and ranks fourth with 61 total points. Wayson has cemented herself in the all-time Spartan record books, owning career records in points (294), goals (225) and assists (69). Her scoring record stands 132 points ahead of second place, while she has 78 more goals then anyone else in the Spartan record books.
Schultz is another four-year conference honoree for the Spartans. She has been key for York's continued success. Schultz tops the York record books in free-position goals with 43 and draw controls with 251. Schultz also sits in second for total points and goals, as well as sixth in ground balls. This season, Schultz has started in all 15 games for the Green and White, tallying 39 points off of 34 goals and five assists.
Fellow senior captain, Katie Vautier captures her third All-CAC first-team honors. Vautier's rock solid defense has made a huge impact on the success of the team. This season, Vautier has started in all 15 games for the Spartans. She has picked up 28 ground balls, collected 54 draw controls and caused 22 turnovers. After four strong seasons, Vautier currently owns the career record in caused turnovers with 107. She also ranks third overall in ground balls and draw controls.
After having a breakout season last year, Mulford has continued to impress this season, earning her second All-CAC selection. As a junior, she has been an important part of the Spartan attack. Mulford ranks second on the team in scoring with 51 points, 11 assists and 40 goals. With one more season ahead of her, she currently sits in third place in the Spartan record books with 135 totals points and 99 goals, as well as fourth place in assists with 36.
Hall returns to the all-league second-team for the third season. An integral part of the strong Green and White defense, Hall has started all 15 of York's games. She has picked up 26 ground balls, collected 11 draw controls and caused 16 turnovers. Hall is ranked 10th in the record books for career turnovers with 36.
Smith is a first-time All-CAC honoree after having a breakout junior season. Phenomenal in goal, Smith earned herself the starting position in net early in the season for the Spartans. She started in all but two games for the Spartans, totaling 647:01. Smith made 76 total saves so far this season for a save percentage of .484. She allowed 81 goals on 197 shots faced and finished the regular season with 11 wins and two losses. With one more season ahead of her, Smith currently sits fourth for most wins and saves. As a junior, she captured the top spot in the record books with her .486 total save percentage, as well as the lowest goals against average, 7.32.
Soroka is also a first-time All-CAC honoree. She has started all but one game for the Spartans this season, making a big impact during her junior year. As a key defender for the Green and White, Soroka has picked up 13 ground balls, collected five draw controls and caused seven turnovers.
The Spartans head into CAC semifinals against Mary Washington on Saturday at Kinsley Field for a 12:00 pm contest.