York's Nicole Clauter Named CAC Female Senior Scholar-Athlete of the Year
York's Nicole Clauter Named CAC Female Senior Scholar-Athlete of the Year

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)