YORK, PA – York College head women's lacrosse coach Jen Muston has been named the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Metro-Region Coach of the Year. It is the second time she has earned the regional coach of the year award as she was also recognized at the end of the 2012 season.
Muston led the 2019 edition of the Spartan squad to a school-record 17 wins, their first-ever Capital Athletic Conference tournament championship and the program's third straight NCAA Elite Eight appearance.
Muston made her 12th year at the helm of the program one the most successful campaigns in the 14-year history of the program. The Spartans finished the year with a record of 17-6 as they won the elusive CAC crown with a 13-11 win at Salisbury on May 4. The Spartans won their first two NCAA Tournament games before falling to Tufts in the Elite Eight in Medford, Mass. on May 19.
The Spartan senior class won a school-record 60 games over the last four years, the highest win total for any class in Spartan history. Muston was named the CAC Coach of the Year for the fourth time in her career. Seven Spartans earned All-CAC honors including senior Nicole Clauter who earned the Player of the Year award. Muston's Spartans placed five players on the IWLCA All-Metro region team and four of those players earned IWLCA All-American honors with Clauter being tabbed as the IWLCA Defensive Player of the Year.
Muston is now 159-69 in her 12 years at the helm of the program. The Spartans have notched a record of 66-24 in Capital Athletic Conference play under Muston. York has made eight consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances and are 10-8 all-time in the NCAA Tournament.