Spartans Land Four on IWLCA All-Metro Region Squad
YORK, Pa. – The York College women's lacrosse teams continued success through the 2013 season helped land four athletes on the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association All-Metro Region squad for the third straight year. Kim Wayson (Harwood, Md./Southern), Erica Mulford (Crownsville, Md./Seton Keough) and Katie Vautier (Harwood, Md./Archbishop Spalding) were all honored as first-team choices, while Ashley Smith (Cinnaminson, N.J./Cinnaminson) earned on a spot on the second team.
Wayson collects her third straight IWLCA All-Metro Region first-team accolade as she has had another tremendous season for the Green and White. The senior has continued to set stellar scoring records. She currently has cemented herself at the top of Spartan record books for scoring. This season, Wayson surpassed 300 career points and 200 career goals. Over four seasons, she has played in 69 games, scored 232 goals, notched 70 assists and tallied 302 points. Her scoring record stands 137 points ahead of second place, while she has 82 more goals then anyone else in the Spartan record books.
Vautier also tallies her third straight nod on the all-region team, earning first-team honors for the first time in her career. The standout defender has been a key component for the Spartans over four seasons. This season, Vautier has started in all 15 games for the Green and White. She has picked up 33 ground balls, collected 59 draw controls and caused 26 turnovers. Over her career, Vautier has played in a total of 69 games. She currently owns the career record for caused turnovers with 111, while she ranks second for ground balls (147) and third for draw controls (160).
Mulford snags her second all-region team honors. She has continued to impress throughout her junior year with the Green and White. This season, Mulford ranks second on the team in scoring. She has recorded 52 points on 41 goals and 11 assists. With one more season ahead of her, she currently sits in third place in the Spartan record books with 136 total points and 100 goals, as well as fourth place in assists with 36.
After having a stellar season, Smith lands on the all-region team for the first time in her career. 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 767:01. Smith has made 95 saves so far this season for a save percentage of .490. She allowed 99 goals on 238 shots faced for a goals against average of 7.74. As a junior, Smith has captured the top spot in the Green and White record books with her .490 total save percentage, as well as the lowest goals against average, 7.74. She also ranks in the top 50 of division III for goals against average (17th) and save percentage (34th).
The Spartans look to continue their strong season on Wednesday, as they take on Washington & Lee at Kinsley Field for the first round of the NCAA tournament. The game is set to begin at 3:00 pm.