The nationally ranked York College women's lacrosse team placed five players on the All-Capital Athletic Conference teams announced by the league on Wednesday afternoon.
The Spartans were represented on the first team by senior attack Erica Mulford, junior midfielder Sarah Castle and sophomore defender Megan Strauch. Central York grad Jocelyn Hudson, a senior attack, and senior goalkeeper Ashley Smith earned second-team honors.
Mulford is making her third All-CAC appearance. She was a first-team selection in 2013 after being a second-team pick in 2012. Mulford leads the 14-3 Spartans, currently ranked No. 13 in the latest NCAA Division III rankings, in scoring with 53 points on 43 goals and 10 assists in 16 games.
Mulford has recorded 149 career goals and 47 assists. She needs four more points to reach the 200-point milestone, joining former Spartan and York's all-time scoring leader Kim Wayson on the 200-point list.
Mulford will break the Spartans' school record for games played when York competes in the CAC championship game Saturday evening at No. 2 Salisbury (17-1). The teams have matched up in the CAC title game each of the last two years, with Salisbury prevailing both times. In the head-to-head regular-season matchup earlier this year in York, the Spartans lost to Salisbury, 10-3.
Other first-team selections: Castle has notched 29 points on 23 goals and six assists in 16 games, having collected 19 ground balls, 27 draw controls and 13 caused turnovers. Strauch has played in and started 16 games and leads the Spartans with 34 ground balls, while she is second on the squad with 34 draw controls. She also ranks second on the team with 17 caused turnovers.
Second team: Hudson is making her first All-CAC appearance after playing in all 17 games for the Spartans. She has scored 25 points on 24 goals and one assist. Her 76 draw controls lead the team and rank second in the CAC.
Smith is making her second All-CAC appearance as a goalkeeper after going 13-3 in net for the Spartans. Having played in and started 16 games, Smith sits first in the CAC in save percentage (.539) and second in goals-against average (7.87) and wins (13). She also ranks second in all-time goalkeeper wins (27) and saves (250) at York.