2019 IWLCA Players of the Year
GRAND LAKE, Colo. – For the second consecutive year, the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Division III Midfielder of the Year hails from Gettysburg College as junior Courtney Patterson (Whitehouse Station, N.J./Hunterdon Central) earned the top honor in an announcement on LaxSportsNetwork Thursday evening.
Patterson is the fourth Bullet to land Midfielder of the Year status from the IWLCA, joining Katie Ceglarski '08 (2008), Hollis Stahl '10 (2010), and last year's winner Steph Colson '19. She is the eight overall positional Player of the Year for Gettysburg as selected by the IWLCA.
A first-team All-American, Patterson was the quintessential do-it-all player for the Bullets this spring. She started all 21 games and finished with career highs for points (50), goals (39), and assists (11). The junior midfielder also paced the team with 34 ground balls and 100 draw controls, becoming just the third Bullet to reach the century mark in draws.
Patterson was a force inside the draw circle and tallied at least two draw controls in every game this spring. She tallied a career-high 11 against No. 19 Ithaca College and posted eight against No. 3 Washington and Lee University. Offensively, the 2019 Centennial Conference Midfielder of the Year produced a point in all but one game and accumulated seven in a victory over No. 7 York (Pa.) College. In the NCAA playoff opener against Westminster (Pa.) College, Patterson posted two goals, an assist, six ground balls, and two draw controls.
A three-time all-conference selection, Patterson already ranks fourth on the program's career list with 246 draw controls. She has scored 105 points on 90 goals and 15 assists over 68 games.
The remaining Division III Positional Players of the Year were Hanna Ashby from the University of Mary Washington (Goalkeeper), Dakota Adamec from Tufts University (Attacker), and Nicole Clauter from York (Defender). Adamec was named the Division III Player of the Year.
Gettysburg wrapped up another successful season with a 19-2 overall record. The Bullets spent eight weeks as the No. 1 ranked team in the country and finished fifth in the final national poll released by the IWLCA. The team captured its 12th Centennial title and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the 18th consecutive season.
--- Press release courtesy of Gettysburg College Athletics ---