York Sweeps Major Awards on 2017 All-CAC Women's Lacrosse Team
York Sweeps Major Awards on 2017 All-CAC Women's Lacrosse Team

YORK, Pa. - The York trio of Nicole Clauter, Meghan Fox, and Jen Muston swept the major awards to lead the 2017 All-CAC women's lacrosse team. Clauter was named Player of the Year, Fox picked up Rookie of the Year honors, and Muston was selected as Coach of the Year. 

Clauter, a sophomore defender, becomes the second York player to receive Player of the Year accolades, joining Karlie Dougherty (2015) as top award winners. Clauter secured All-CAC honors for the second straight year, earning first team honors after landing on the second team in 2016 as a freshman. 

Fox, a freshman attack, was awarded as the top newcomer in the conference and also joined Clauter as a first-team all-star for the Spartans. She is the first-ever York player to be named Rookie of the Year. 

Muston was named Coach of the Year for the third time after leading the Spartans to the CAC regular season title and a trip to the CAC championship game for the sixth time in the last seven seasons. Muston also earned Coach of the Year accolades in 2011 and 2012. 

In addition to the three major award winners, York placed three others on the All-CAC squad. Freshman midfielder Regan Cook joined Clauter and Fox as first team honorees, while junior midfielder Melissa Meehling and junior goalkeeper Charlotte Wright were named to the second team. Meehling earned her second straight second-team nod. 

CAC champion Salisbury secured the most all-conference honors with seven players on the 2017 all-star team. Junior attack Dana King, junior midfielder Allison Hynson, senior midfielder Gabbi Nieves, and senior defender Kieran Kelleher were each first-team selections. Nieves was the lone repeat all-star of the group, securing first team accolades for the second year in a row. 

Second team honorees for the Sea Gulls included junior attack Kristen Murphy, senior defender Kayla Miller, and junior goalkeeper Gianna Falcone. Miller was a first-team all-star in 2016, while Falcone earned her third straight all-conference award after landing on the first team in 2015 and 2016. Falcone was also Rookie of the Year in 2015. 

Mary Washington received six All-CAC awards, headlined by sophomore attack Mackenzie Maguire, senior midfielder Emily Mott, junior defender Kirsten Littlefield, and sophomore goalkeeper Hanna Ashby on the first team. Mott is now a four-time all-star after receiving second team accolades each of her first three seasons. Littlefield and Maguire were both repeat first-teamers, with Maguire also having earned Rookie of the Year honors in 2016. 

Representing UMW on the second team were senior midfielder Sabrina Elliott and senior defender Maiah Bartlett. Elliott was a repeat second-team pick, while Bartlett nabbed her third consecutive all-star honor after landing on the first team each of the last two seasons. 

Four Christopher Newport players received All-CAC honors. Senior attack Meaghan Galvin wrapped up her career as a four-time All-CAC first team honoree. Galvin was the Co-Player of the Year in 2016 and also earned Rookie of the Year honors in 2014. Along with Galvin, junior midfielder Catie Chess was named to the first team. Chess is now a three-time all-star after receiving first-team accolades in 2016 and second-team honors in 2015. 

Sophomore attack Sarah Culver and senior defender Mariah Ginebra were both named to the All-CAC second team for the Captains. Culver was also a second-team pick in 2016 while Ginebra was a second-teamer in 2016 and a first-teamer in 2015. 

St. Mary's was represented by a trio of players on the second team - junior attack Lacey Brown, senior midfielder Erika Kopf, and senior defender Mackenzie Rayburn. Rayburn also earned second team honors last spring. 

Marymount juniors Abby Wescott and Liah Agouras were repeat second-team all-stars for the Saints, while Frostburg State freshman Nikki Hallikas represented the Bobcats on the All-CAC first team. 

2017 CAC Player of the Year: Nicole Clauter, York
2017 CAC Rookie of the Year: Meghan Fox, York
2017 CAC Coach of the Year: Jen Muston, York (3rd time; Also in 2011 & 2012)

2017 All-CAC Women's Lacrosse First Team

Meghan Fox
Fr. Att York Arlington, Va. / Washington-Lee

Meaghan Galvin
Sr. Att
Christopher Newport Arlington, Va. / Yorktown 1st & Co-POY in '16, 1st in '15, 1st & ROY in '14
Dana King
Jr. Att

Mackenzie Maguire So. Att Mary Washington Sparta, N.J. / Sparta 1st & ROY in '16
Catie Chess Jr. Mid Christopher Newport Fairfax, Va. / Flint Hill 1st in '16, 2nd in '15
Regan Cook Fr.  Mid York Lincoln University, Pa. / Avon Grove  
Nikki Hallikas Fr. Mid Frostburg State Pasadena, Md. / Northeast  
Allison Hynson
Jr. Mid
Salisbury Catosnville, Md. / Mount de Sales Academy
Emily Mott
Sr. Mid
Mary Washington Miller Place, N.Y. / Miller Place 2nd in '16, 2nd in '15, 2nd in '14
Gabbi Nieves Sr. Mid Salisbury Centreville, Va. / Paul Vi 1st in '16
Nicole Clauter So. Def York Bel Air, Md. / John Carroll 2nd in '16
Kieran Kelleher
Sr. Def
Salisbury Ellicott City, Md. / Mt. Hebron

Kirsten Littlefield
Jr. Def
Mary Washington Milstone Twp., N.J./Allentown
1st in '16
Hanna Ashby So. GK Mary Washington Burke, Va. / Paul VI


2017 All-CAC Women's Lacrosse Second Team

Lacey Brown Jr. Att St. Mary's Monkton, Md. / Hereford  
Sarah Culver
So. Att Christopher Newport Westhampton Beach, N.Y. / Westhampton Beach
2nd in '16
Kristen Murphy Jr. Att Salisbury Finksburg, Md. / Westminster  
Abby Wescott
Jr. Att
Marymount Haymarket, Va./Battlefield
2nd in '16
Sabrina Elliott
Sr. Mid Mary Washington Fairfax, Va./W.T. Woodson
2nd in '16
Erika Kopf
Sr.  Mid St. Mary's Annapolis, Md. / Annapolis

Melissa Meehling
Jr. Mid York Monkton, Md. / Hereford
2nd in '16
Liah Agouras
Jr. Def Marymount Brookfield, Conn./Brookfield
2nd in '16
Maiah Bartlett
Sr. Def Mary Washington Lexington, Va. / St. Anne's-Belfield
1st in '16, 1st in '15
Mariah Ginebra
Sr. Def
Christopher Newport Myersville, Md./Middletown
2nd in '16, 1st in '15
Kayla Miller Sr. Def Salisbury Pasadena, Md./Chesapeake 1st in '16
Mackenzie Rayburn
Sr. Def
St. Mary's Bel Air, Md. / John Carroll 2nd in '16
Gianna Falcone
Jr. GK Salisbury Florham Park, N.J. / Academy of Saint Elizabeth
1st in '16, 1st & ROY in '15
Charlotte Wright Jr.  GK York Massapequa Park, N.Y. / Massapequa