The York College field hockey team captured the two weekly Capital Athletic Conference awards on Monday.
Sophomore Autumn Mallory was selected as the league's offensive player of the week while freshman Jennifer Morrissette was selected as the conference's top defender.
Mallory led York to a 2-1 upset win over Franklin & Marshall, the No. 4 ranked team in NCAA Division III, in York's only game of the week. Mallory struck for her first goal seven minutes into the game off a pass from Red Lion High School graduate Ali Posey. She then scored what would be the game-winning goal with just more than 10 minutes left in the first half on another pass from Posey. Mallory scored her three goals on just three shots.
Mallory now has seven points on three goals and an assist in her six games.
Morrissette led the defensive effort against the Diplomats. Morrissette spearheaded a great York defensive effort. The Spartans kept the Diplomats off the board in the first half. Morrissette helped with her fifth defensive save of the year in the opening 35 minutes. The Dips got on the board early in the second half but the Morrissette-led defense would not allow another goal even when F&M pulled the goalie with just more than five minutes left in regulation to give the Diplomats an extra attacker.
It is the highest ranked opponent the Spartans have ever beaten in program history.
York College golf team takes second: The York College golf team team concluded its stay at the Penn State Harrisburg Fall Invitational with a second-place finish at the 10-team event on Monday at Dauphin Highlands Golf Club in Harrisburg.
Franklin & Marshall won the event with a two-day score of 581 after shooting a 297 on Monday. York finished tied with Gettysburg for second at 596. The Spartans shot a 304 on Monday while Gettysburg had a 309.
Freshman Tyler Newton led the Spartans, tying for third individually with a two-day total of 144. He finished one stroke back of F&M's Dan Furman and Brad Lankler, who each shot 143. Furman earned the individual medalist honors on the second playoff hole.
York's other finishers were: Senior Tyler Keim, tied for 11th at 150; junior Alex Colton and sophomore Brandon Hur, tied for 13th at 151; and senior Ryan Wolbach , tied for 22nd at 155.