FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – Mary Washington senior women's lacrosse defender Kirsten Littlefield (Millstone Township, N.J./Allentown) was tabbed by the Capital Athletic Conference athletic directors as the 2017-18 Female Athlete of the Year.
The Female Athlete of the Year Award is presented to the CAC student-athlete who garnered superior athletic recognition and achievement, either individually or in conjunction with her team.
A two-time Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) All-American and the 2018 CAC Player of the Year, Littlefield led the Eagles to a 57-24 record (.703) and three-straight trips to the NCAA Tournament throughout her time in Fredericksburg, including a 17-5 mark in 2018. She played a pivotal role in UMW's defense that allowed just 8.67 goals per game and ranked at or near the top of the CAC in several defensive categories. She led the CAC in caused turnovers (31), ranked second in ground balls (47) and fifth in draw controls (83). Ranked as high as No. 5 in the nation, the Eagles made an appearance in the CAC Championship game for the first time since 2011 and advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16 this spring.
Littlefield concludes her career as a three-time first-team Intercollegiate All-Chesapeake Region selection and a three-time first-team All-CAC honoree. She was also named the 2018 UMW Female Athlete of the Year and the UMW Co-Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year for the second year in a row.
Capital Athletic Conference Female Athletes of the Year
|2015-16 Briana Sutton-CNU (volleyball/track & field)|
|2016-17 LeAnne Collins-SAL (softball)|
|2017-18 Kirsten Littlefield-UMW (lacrosse)|