Caitlin Rankin Earns All-CAC Accolades

Caitlin Rankin photo courtesy of David Sinclair Photography
Caitlin Rankin photo courtesy of David Sinclair Photography

YORK, PA – The York College women's soccer program received good news on Thursday morning as junior forward Caitlin Rankin earned All-Capital Athletic Conference honors as announced by the league office.

The All-CAC honor was the first for the Spartan junior and is the 43rd Spartan to earn All-CAC women's soccer honors.

Rankin had a fantastic individual season in the midst of one of the toughest seasons in Spartan history. She finished the season playing in and starting all16 games, one of just four Spartans to achieve that this season. Rankin finished with a team-high 14 points on six goals and two assists. She fired off 37 shots with 17 of those attempts coming on goal. Rankin also had one game-winning goal for the year.

Rankin began the year with York's first goal of the season in the setback against Haverford. She then had a stretch of three goals and an assist in four games with goals against Juniata and Elizabethtown while she added a goal and an assist in the win over Marymount. Rankin notched the game-winning goal against the Saints.

Rankin closed out the season with a career-high two goals in the win over Wesley on October 18.

For her career, Rankin has played in 54 matches with 48 starts. She has notched 34 points on 14 goals and six assists. Her scoring numbers have increased in each of her three years as a Spartan. Rankin also has four game-winning goals for the Green and White.

Spartan head coach Vicki Sterner was pleased to see Rankin recognized.

"Caitlin had a very good year," said Sterner. "She was a very consistent player up top for us. She was able to push forward throughout the year and was able to finish in the scoring zone. I am happy that she was recognized by our league. She deserves the honor."

Rankin is also a standout on the nationally ranked women's lacrosse team as she notched 15 points on 13 goals and two assists with 26 ground balls, 16 draw controls, and 16 caused turnovers as a sophomore last spring.

Rankin will be one of the top returners next fall for the women's soccer program. Sterner is slated to return eight of her top ten scorers from this year while all three goalies are set to return.