Three Spartans Earn All-CAC Accolades

Three Spartans Earn All-CAC Accolades

Glessner, Bunn and Mason Named All-CAC

YORK, Pa. – The York College women's soccer team had three players selected to the 2012 All-Capital Athletic Conference squads as announced by the conference on Thursday. Junior Dale Mason (Langhorne, Pa./Neshaminy), sophomore Melanie Glessner (Waldorf, Md./Thomas Stone) and sophomore Elizabeth Bunn (Lothian, Md./Calverton School) each earned second-team accolades. All three players are first-time recipients of the honor and served as integral parts to the Spartan squad this season. The Spartans finished the campaign with a mark of 8-3-7. The seven ties are a far and away a single-season school record.

Mason was a key piece of the Spartan defense that finished the season ranked second in all of NCAA Division III. The Green and White ended the year with a .833 shutout percentage as they had 15 shutouts in 18 games. This season, Mason started all 18 games and recorded one assist from her defensive position. The 15 shutouts established a new school record for the Green and White. In her three years as a Spartan, Mason has started all 54 games she has played in. Mason has scored one goal and tallied three assists while helping to run a strong backfield.

"Dale had a fantastic year," said Spartan head coach Vicki Sterner. "She has the ability to organize us in the back and always has a knack for being in the right place at the right time. She is very worthy of earning all-conference honors."

Glessner had a spectacular season in goal for York. In her first season as a starter for the Spartans. Glessner played 1732:15 in goal this season, which was all but 45 minutes in the net for the Green and White. For the majority of the season, Glessner was ranked number one in the nation in goals against average and save percentage. Her leadership in the net helped her anchor the defense that is ranked second in the nation in team goals against average. She finished the year with the single-season record for shutouts with 14.5, as she was half a shutout away from tying the Capital Athletic Conference single-season record of 15.

Glessner lead the CAC by a significant margin in save percentage and goals against average. She also finished second in the nation in save percentage and fourth in the nation in goals against average. Glessner ended the season with a .941 save percentage, 0.31 goals against average and a total of 95 saves. Glessner was also named CAC Defensive Player of the Week three times during the course of the year. She also recorded a career-high 24 saves in the late-October shutout against Catholic. Glessner also put together a school-record scoreless streak of 926:45.

"Melanie was simply the best goalkeeper we saw all season," stated Sterner. "Her statistics speak for themselves. She has blossomed as a goalkeeper and a leader. She has the ability to be one of the best goalies in our conference and in the region. It's good to know that we have her in net for the next two years."

Bunn led the way for the Spartans on offense this season. As a sophomore, Bunn started all 18 games for the Green and White. She finished the year with six goals, four of them game-winners. Bunn ended up in 11th place in the CAC for total season points with 12. In two seasons, Bunn has played in 35 total games and made 33 starts. She heads into the 2013 season with seven career goals, as she will be counted on as a key cog in the Spartan offense.

Mason, Glessner, and Bunn will all be back for the 2013 season and will look to continue their success even further into the post season. The Spartans return all but one starter, as the bulk of the squad will be entering their junior seasons.