FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – York College of Pennsylvania senior women's lacrosse defender Nicole Clauter (Bel Air, Md./John Carroll) was selected by the Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) athletic directors as the 2018-19 CAC Female Senior Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
Clauter, who was named the IWLCA Defender of the Year on Thursday (June 13), earned her second CAC Player of the Year award this year after also taking home the honor in 2017. She achieved CAC First Team honors for the third-straight season and fourth career all-conference nod. The defender collected both IWLCA First-Team All-Metro Region and IWLCA First-Team All-America recognition the last three years.
Clauter became the Spartan career leader in draw controls (332), draw controls per game (4.05), games started (82), tied for first in career games played (82), fourth in caused turnovers (90), fifth in ground balls (138), and sixth in caused turnovers per game (1.10). She owns the single-season records in draw controls (116 in 2019) and draw controls per game (5.60 in 2018). She led the CAC in draw controls, third in ground balls and seventh in caused turnovers in 2019.
Named the 2019 Georgia Heathcote Stallman Award winner at York College signifying the outstanding senior female athlete, Clauter is a nine-time CAC Defensive Player of the Week winner and was named IWLCA National Defender of the Week in March. She was also selected to participate in the IWLCA Senior All-Star game participant.
Nicole, who recorded a 3.75 GPA as a Sport Management major, made the Dean's List in six semesters during her career and is four-time CAC All-Academic Team honoree. Aided by Clauter's defensive prowess, the Spartans captured the 2019 and 2017 CAC Championships and advanced to the NCAA Tournament Elite Eight the past two seasons.
Clauter is the first female student-athlete from York to claim CAC Senior Scholar-Athlete of the Year honors.
To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be a senior with a minimum 3.50 cumulative grade point average, demonstrate athletic success and be a major contributor to his or her program.
Capital Athletic Conference Female Scholar-Athletes of the Year
|1992 Susan Myers-UMW (tennis)||2006 Randi Jones-MU (basketball)|
|1993 Renie Amoss-GOU (field hockey/basketball)||2007 Tamijo Foronda-GAL (volleyball)|
|1994 Candice Malone-UMW (field hockey)||2008 Sue Ackermann-SAL (lacrosse)|
|1995 Michele Mohlman-GOU (FH/basketball/Lax)||2009 Emily Smithson-SMC (field hockey)|
|1996 Michele Mohlman-GOU (FH/basketball/Lax)||2010 Karisa Carroll-SMC (soccer/lacrosse)|
|1997 Jessica Turgon-MU (basketball)||2011 Sarah Stephens-FSU (volleyball/tennis)|
|1998 Angie Saulsbury-UMW (field hockey)||2012 Anna Macedonia-MU (swimming)|
|1999 Erica Pearson-SMC (volleyball/basketball)||2013 Tristin Burris-WES (FH, XC, T&F, Soft, Lax)|
|2000 Gina Dean-SAL (field hockey)||2014 Katelyn Fischer-MU (basketball)|
|2001 Bridget Geiman-UMW (lacrosse)||2015 Rachel Johnson-SAL (softball)|
|2002 Kathy Holmes-SMC (soccer/lacrosse)||2016 Haley Kane-UMW (field hockey)|
|2003 Amy Campion-SAL (basketball)||2017 Katie Stouffer-SAL (volleyball)|
|2004 Annetta Benjamin-MU (basketball)||2018 Kendall Parker-UMW (basketball)|
|2005 Kim Rementer-SAL (softball)||2019 Nicole Clauter-YCP (lacrosse)|