Three York College lacrosse players have been honored by the Capital Athletic Conference.
Sophomore attack Tyler Hutson was named the CAC Men's Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week after scoring 11 goals and adding three assists for 14 points in non-conference victories. Hutson matched Misericordia's six goals with four scores and two helpers in the Spartans' mid-week road victory, then had a career-best eight points on a school-record seven goals and an assist in Saturday's triumph against future CAC rival Christopher Newport.
In a related note, the York College men's lacrosse team learned Monday that the Spartans have made their first-ever appearance in the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) NCAA Division III Coaches Poll. The Week 6 poll saw the Spartans vault into the top 20 after running their win streak to five straight on Saturday. The Spartans (9-2) made their poll debut at No. 18. The Spartans are one of three CAC teams in the poll. Salisbury is ranked sixth at 10-2 while Mary Washington is currently 17th at 7-2.
Senior midfielder Leah Schultz was named the CAC Women's Lacrosse Co-Offensive Player of the Week after scoring 12 goals and adding an assist in two outings. Schultz started the week by keeping the Spartans in the game at 16th-ranked Messiah with a career-high six goals and adding seven draw controls. She matched her career-best performance with another six scores and an assist in Friday's CAC triumph over Marymount.
Senior defender Katie Vautier was named the CAC Women's Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week for the second time this season after collecting seven ground balls, eight draw controls and causing four turnovers in two games for the Spartans.
OTHER YORK COLLEGE NOTES
GOLF TEAM FINISHES SIXTH: The York College golf team finished sixth of 17 teams at the 2013 Lebanon Valley College Spring Invitational on Monday at Lebanon Country Club. The Spartans had a team score of 332. Millersville won the title at 313. The Spartans were paced by the duo of Kevin Long and David Boslough, who each fired 9-over-par 81s on the blustery, cold day. They tied for 11th place individually. Tyler Keim and Ryan Wolbach each fired 85s to tie for 33rd in the 89-player tournament.
BASEBALL TEAM LOSES: The York College baseball team dropped an 8-4 non-conference decision to Shenandoah University on a cool Monday afternoon in Winchester, Va. The Hornets, ranked No. 12 in NCAA Division III, improved to 16-6. The Spartans fell to 9-12. Andrew Hershey and Dallastown High School graduate Derek Pitzer each had two hits to lead York. Hershey had an RBI and a run scored, while Pitzer also had an RBI.
SOFTBALL TEAM SWEPT: The York College women's softball team lost both games in a doubleheader against Messiah College on Monday afternoon at Spartan Stadium, 7-1 and 5-2. The Spartans fell to 4-18 overall and have dropped 10 straight. The Falcons improved to 15-7. York had just nine hits in the two games.