York College sophomore attack Tyler Hutson was named the 2013 Capital Athletic Conference Player of the Year on Wednesday, just one year after earning the league's Rookie of the Year award.
Hutson had a school-record five Spartan teammates join him on the two All-CAC teams. Junior midfielder Seth Krolus was named to the first team along with Hutson, while senior defender Justin Gordon, junior midfielder James Lowe, sophomore short-stick defender Drew Thomas and freshman goalie Caleb Abney each earned a berth on the second team.
York established a new school record with 13 wins and advanced to the CAC semifinals before dropping a one-goal decision to St. Mary's.
Hutson capped a record-setting sophomore campaign with 78 points on 58 goals and 20 assists. Hutson's 78 points and 58 goals both established new single-season standards for the Spartans. His point total is 25 more than the next closest player in the CAC, while his 58 goals are 21 more than the next closest goal scorer.
Hutson now has 145 career points on 109 goals and 36 assists in 33 games. He ranks third in all-time points as he enters next season just 30 points out of first place. His 109 goals tie him for second place, 12 goals away from taking sole possession of first place.
Krolus tallied 27 points on 15 goals and 12 assists. He recorded 65 ground balls while he caused nine turnovers. The All-CAC berth is the first for Krolus.
Lowe makes his first appearance on the All-CAC team. Lowe, who moved from the attack to the midfield early in the year, finished the year with 33 points on 19 goals and team-high 22 assists. He picked up 26 ground balls while he also forced nine caused turnovers.
Gordon spearheaded a defense that allowed just more than seven goals per game. He racked up 43 ground balls while he caused 13 turnovers.
Thomas finished the year with nine points on four goals and five assists while he also had 30 ground balls and 12 caused turnovers.
Abney finished the year with a 6.87 goals against average and a .657 save percentage. He ranks first in the CAC in save percentage, second in goals-against average, fifth in total saves and third in wins with 10. Abney ranks fifth nationally in save percentage and 24th in goals-against average.
OTHER YORK COLLEGE NOTE:
HILL ON ALL-CAC SOFTBALL FIRST TEAM: York College freshman Payton Hill was named to the All-CAC Softball First Team at designated hitter.
Hill finished the season batting .389 with five homers and 34 RBIs. She also had a .676 slugging percentage and a .411 on-base percentage. She led York in all of those categories.
She was the only Spartan on the All-CAC softball teams.
The York College softball team dropped both games of a non-conference doubleheader at McDaniel on Wednesday, ending the Spartans' season.
York fell 6-1 in Game 1 and 9-7 in Game 2. The Spartans finished 11-32. McDaniel improved to 23-15. Hannah Hugel was 2-for-4 in each game for York. Payton Hill had two hits, including a triple, and drove in five runs in the second game.