Four members of the York College women's lacrosse team received Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association All-Metro Region selections on Monday.

Senior attack Erica Mulford, senior goalkeeper Ashley Smith, junior midfielder Sarah Castle and sophomore defender Megan Strauch each earned First Team All-Metro Region selections, the most First Team selections in program history.

Mulford collects her third all-region selection with her second-straight first-team selection. She leads the 15-4 Spartans in scoring with 59 points on a team-high 49 goals with 10 assists. She became the second Spartan in program history to reach the 200-point milestone. She sits second on York's all-time points list with 202 career points on 155 goals and 47 assists.

Smith found herself on the all-region team for the second-straight season. She has compiled a Capital Athletic Conference-best .515 save percentage, while ranking second in the conference in both saves (154) and goals-against average (8.41). Smith ranks second all-time in program history with 28 wins, while currently ranking first in save percentage (.499) and goals-against average (8.02).

Castle earned her first spot on the IWLCA All-Metro Region team. She ranks third on the team with 34 points on 26 goals and eight assists. For her career, Castle has 80 career points on 68 goals and 12 assists.

Strauch has helped anchor a Spartan defense that is allowing just 7.92 goals per game. The All-CAC first-team defender leads the team with 35 ground balls, while ranking second in caused turnovers (18) and draw controls (34).


The Spartans will look to continue their NCAA Division III Tournament run in the regional semifinals when they take on Amherst College in Massachusetts at 4 p.m. Saturday. Amherst (16-2) is ranked No. 5 in Division III, while York is ranked No. 13.