Five Spartans Earn IWLCA All-Region Honors

Five Spartans Earn IWLCA All-Region Honors

YORK, PA – The Capital Athletic Conference champion York College women's lacrosse team received great news on Monday afternoon as the Spartans placed five players on the 2019 IWLCA All-Metro region squads as announced by the organization on Monday.

Senior Nicole Clauter was joined by juniors Meghan Fox, Devin Hursey, and Regan Cook on the first team while senior Claudia DiVenti earned second team honors.

Clauter will go down as one of the most decorated women's lacrosse players in school history. Earlier in the month, Clauter was named the Capital Athletic Conference Player of the Year for the second time in her career and she is now a three-time first-team All-Regional selection. Clauter completed the year with a school-record 116 draw controls while she also had 55 ground balls, and 28 caused turnovers. She concluded her career with a school-record 82 games as she started every game of her collegiate career. Clauter notched a school record 332 draw controls, 138 ground balls, 90 caused turnovers, two goals and an assist.

Spartan head coach Jen Muston was pleased to see the five Spartans earn the All-Region honors, particularly Clauter.

"Nicky has meant so much to the program," says Muston. "Her play on the field speaks for itself but what many people don't see is her leadership, her dedication to the program, and her willingness to drive our team to be our best each and every day. She has been a pleasure to coach over the last four years."

Fox earns her third All-Region honor as the junior continues to be one of the best offensive players in school history. Fox, who earned her third first-team All-CAC honor earlier in May, finished the year with a school-record 93 points on a school-record 69 goals and 24 assists. Fox also had 28 ground balls, 19 draw controls, 11 caused turnovers and was 8-for-23 in free position shots. Fox's name is all over the Spartan record book as she is first in game-winning goals (13), second in points (210), second in goals (165), fifth in free position goals (27), and tied for seventh in assists (45).

"Meghan is an elite offensive player," says Muston. "Her ability to finish around the cage is what makes her so good. Meghan continues to add other elements to her game to make her an even more dangerous offensive player."

Hursey is making her second first-team All-Region appearance after having a stellar campaign. Hursey finished second on the team with 76 points on 33 goals and a school-record 43 assists. Hursey was 10-for-20 in free position shots while she also collected 29 ground balls and 13 caused turnovers. Hursey already owns the school record for career assists (86) while she is fifth in points (163), and 13th in goals scored (77). She was named as a first-team All-CAC selection when the teams were announced May 7.

"Devin has done a great job of continuing to be a two way midfielder," says Muston. "Her ability to fuel our transition game makes us a more dangerous team. Devin is a great distributor and has gotten better at finishing her own chances around the cage."

Cook is the Spartans' fourth first-team All-Metro selection as she is now a three-time all-region selection. Cook finished third on the team in scoring with 65 points on 52 goals and 13 assists. She was 6-for-19 in free position shots while Cook also recorded 31 ground balls, nine caused turnovers, and five draw controls. Cook was a first-team All-CAC selection and is now a three-time conference honoree. Cook is ranked fifth in career goals (120), sixth in points (145), and tied for second in game-winning goals (12).

"Regan is another great two-way player as a midfielder for us," says Muston. "She is so steady and reliable for us on both ends of the field. She is a talented offensive player who knows how to finish around the cage."

DiVenti is making her first all-region appearance after an outstanding senior campaign. DiVenti finished second on the squad in draw controls with 113 while she also had 25 ground balls, 20 caused turnovers. She also had three goals and one assist in her 23 games for the Spartans. DiVenti concludes her career ranked third in draw controls (183), tied for third in games played 79, and 14th in caused turnovers (41).

"Claudia had an exceptional senior year," says Muston. "She stepped up and was a force on the draw and also was so solid in the defensive third for us. I was very happy to see Claudia earn all-region honors."

The Spartans finished a record-setting season with 17 wins, their first-ever Capital Athletic Conference tournament championship, their third straight Elite Eight and eight All-CAC honorees. Muston will welcome back six of her top eight scorers including Fox, Hursey, and Cook for 2020.