School-Record Four Spartans Earn IWLCA All-American Accolades

Photos courtesy of Fred Maurer Photography
Photos courtesy of Fred Maurer Photography

YORK, PA – The York College women's lacrosse team placed a school-record four players on the 2019 IWLCA All-American teams as announced by the organization on Monday evening.

York put two players on the first-team as senior defender Nicole Clauter and junior attack Meghan Fox were recognized for their outstanding seasons. Junior midfielders Regan Cook and Devin Hursey each earned second-team honors.

Clauter, Fox and Hursey are all multiple time All-Americans for the Spartans. Clauter concludes her stellar Spartan career as a three-time first-team All-American, the first player in school history to earn three All-American awards during her career. Fox is now a two-time first-team All-American after being selected last spring. Hursey moved up one team this year after being a third-team selection in 2018. Cook is making her first appearance on the All-American squad.

The four All-American bests the previous school record of three set last spring.

In addition to being a three-time, first-team All-American, Clauter is a two-time CAC Player of the Year (2017, 2019), a three-time first-team IWLCA All-Metro region selection and a four-time All-CAC pick.

"I am not sure you can really quantify how much Nicky has meant to our program," said Spartan head coach Jen Muston. "We won 60 games, advanced to three straight Elite Eights, and won a CAC championship during the last four years. That says so much about our seniors and Nicky was clearly the lynchpin to that success. She has had a fantastic year and I am so happy to see her earn her third All-American award."

Clauter's senior year saw her set a school-record with 116 draw controls in addition to 55 ground balls and 28 caused turnovers in 23 games played as York won a school-record 17 games. Clauter finished her career with a school-record 82 games played and 82 games started as she became the first Spartan in school history to start in and play all of her collegiate games. She totaled a school-record 332 draw controls, 138 ground balls, and 90 caused turnovers.

Fox had a fantastic junior campaign 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.

"Meghan is such a dynamic finisher around the cage," says Muston. "She has the ability to take over the game and she did that a few times for us during the year. Meghan is truly an elite attacker and being a two-time first-team All-American is clearly evidence of that."

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).

Hursey is one of the top play makers in the country as she earned her second All-American award. She 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.

"Devin is one of the top two-way midfielders in the country," says Muston. "Devin can serve as a one player clear and her ability to get us out in transition, allows us to be able to get quick transition opportunities. Her field awareness has made her a fantastic feeder while she continues to get better at finishing her own opportunities around the cage."

Hursey already owns the school record for career assists (86) while she is fifth in points (163), and 13th in goals scored (77). 

Cook had another strong campaign in the Spartan midfield as she 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. 

"Regan probably gets a little overlooked by our opponents," says Muston. "She is so valuable to us as a two-way midfielder. Her ability to make plays on both ends of the field has made us much better as a team. Regan continues to be able to finish around the cage and is one of the more dangerous players in the region."

Cook is ranked fifth in career goals (120), sixth in points (145), and tied for second in game-winning goals (12).

Muston is very proud of her Spartan All-Americans.

"To get four All-Americans says a lot about those four players but also says a lot about our program as a whole," says Muston. While these are individual honors, it really wouldn't be possible without a strong overall program. These awards cap a really great year for our program."

Muston must say goodbye to Clauter and her record-setting senior class but will welcome back Fox, Hursey, and Cook in the spring of 2020.