YORK, PA – The York College women's soccer program had two members of their team receive All-Capital Athletic Conference honors. Senior midfielder Caitlin Rankin and freshman defender Jenna Cholowinski were named to All-CAC teams as announced by the league office.
Rankin was placed on the first team making her the 23rd women's soccer player to earn first-team honors for the Spartans in school history. Cholowinksi received second-team honors and is the 44th Spartan to earn All-CAC women's soccer honors.
Rankin, a two-time All-CAC performer, had an outstanding year on the outside for the Spartans en route to a third-place regular season finish in the conference. She finished the season starting and playing in all 18 games, one of just four Spartans to do so this season. Rankin finished with a team-leading 18 points on four goals and ten assists. Rankin was key to the success of the Spartan offense as she tallied at least one assist in seven games including a three assist and five-point game in a 4-0 rout of Southern Virginia. Her three assists in one match are tied for the most ever in school history. Her ten helpers were second-most in the CAC. She added two game-winning goals on the season as well.
Rankin finished her Spartan soccer career all over the record books as she finished with 52 points on 18 goals and 16 assists. Her 52 points rank 8th most in school history, her 18 scores are also 8th in school history, and her 16 assists rank sixth-most. She also finished with 72 games played and 66 starts.
Rankin will return in the spring as she is also a standout on the nationally ranked women's lacrosse team at York and will be a key cog in their success this season.
Cholowinski starts her Spartan career with an All-CAC accolade as she received second-team honors as a defender. She helped lead a Spartan defense that allowed a third-best in the conference 1.44 goals against average for the season. She played and started in 17 games in her freshman campaign and was a part of four shutouts for the York defense. She also finished with one goal and one assist on the offensive end. She tallied her first career point with an assist against nationally ranked Johns Hopkins and scored her first Spartan goal in conference action against St. Mary's (Md.).
Cholowinski will return for her sophomore season in 2019 along with a large core of young players that looks poised to build on a third-place regular season finish in the CAC.