York College's Megan Strauch a lacrosse All-American
- Senior defender Megan Stauch leaves York as a two-time All-American.
- She led the Spartans in ground balls, draw controls and turnovers caused.
- She was a three-time Capital Athletic Conference first-team selection.
York College senior defender Megan Strauch was named a 2016 NCAA Division III All-American by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association on Wednesday.
Strauch earned second-team honors after being a third-team selection as a junior.
Strauch finishes her career as just the second two-time All-American in the 11-year history of the program, joining former Spartan standout Kim Wayson, who was a second-team All-American in 2012 and 2013.
Strauch completed her career last weekend in the Spartans' loss in the second round of the NCAA Division III Tournament. Strauch had six points on four goals and two assists from her defensive position. She also collected 49 ground balls, had 47 draw controls and forced 24 caused turnovers. The 49 ground balls led the team by 24 ground balls, while the 24 caused turnovers were also tops on the team. Her 47 draw controls were a team best by 14.
"Megan is one of the best players we have ever had at York," Spartans coach Jen Muston said. "She was such a force for us. Her ability to do just about everything has been a huge part of our success over the last four years. She will be very hard to replace next spring."
For her career, Strauch played in 74 career games. She scored 10 points on six goals and four assists. She had 163 ground balls, 128 draw controls and 93 caused turnovers. Strauch finished her York career second in ground balls, fifth in draw controls and third in caused turnovers. Her 74 games played tie her for second on the Spartans' all-time list. The Spartans won 56 games during Strauch's York career.
Strauch finishes her career as a three-time All-Capital Athletic Conference first-team selection and a three-time IWLCA All-Metro Region pick. She also is a three-time District 4 Academic All-America selection by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Strauch graduated on Saturday with a 3.97 grade-point average with a degree in secondary education for mathematics. She earned a perfect 4.0 GPA in six of her eight semesters and was an eight-time member of the Dean's List. She also earned the Georgia Heathcote-Stallman Award, signifying the outstanding senior female athlete at York.