For Immediate Release · By Nairem Moran · email@example.com
Fredericksburg, Va. – Junior Caitlin Katchmar (Phoenix, Md./Hereford) lead a three-person St. Mary's College of Maryland women's lacrosse contingent on the 2018 All-Capital Athletic Conference Women's Lacrosse Team, which was released Wednesday morning by Assistant CAC Commissioner Tim Mowrer.
Katchmar gained a first team selection while senior captain Maribeth Anderson (Phoenix, Md./Dulaney) and junior Ali Collie (Glen Arm, Md./Dulaney) both earned second team honors. All three are first-time All-CAC honorees.
Katchmar was an integral member of the St. Mary's midfield this season. The 5-4 midfielder enjoyed a career-best campaign as she was second on the team with 39 goals and 47 draw controls. She was second as well with 12 free-position goals while being fourth with 43 points and fifth with 27 ground balls. Katchmar also added seven caused turnovers and four assists.
In the conference, Katchmar currently stands at seventh in free-position goals and tied for 11th in goals. She finished her junior campaign with six hat tricks, including career-highs of four goals, two assists, and six points in a road win at McDaniel College (Feb. 24). Katchmar notched a career-best seven draw controls against Dickinson College (Mar. 3).
Anderson was a defensive rock for the Seahawks in 2018. A team captain this season, she is currently tied for eighth in the conference with a team second-best 37 ground balls while ranking tied for 11th in the league with a team second-best 18 caused turnovers. The 5-6 defender also tallied an assist in a 19-5 win over Frostburg State University on Senior Day.
Anderson picked up a season-best five ground balls against No. 3 Salisbury University while collecting a career-high three caused turnovers twice. She finished her four-year career with 81 ground balls, 38 caused turnovers, and 10 draw controls while adding four goals and five assists in 60 games played.
Collie stepped up her game on attack and put up career-best numbers as well, more than quadrupling her goal-scoring output from a year ago. She paced St. Mary's with 44 goals and 58 points while registering a second-best 14 assists. The 5-6 attacker ranks sixth in the CAC in goals, tied for eighth with 11 free-position goals, and tied for 11th in points. She was also third on the team with 17 caused turnovers and fourth with 28 ground balls while contributing 12 draw controls.
After only notching two hat tricks in her first two years as a Seahawk, Collie recorded nine hat tricks, including five during the month of March. The 2017-18 St. Mary's Female Athlete of the Month, she broke out for career-bests of 10 points, seven caused turnovers, six assists, and six ground balls in a road win at Wesley College (Apr. 18). Collie scored a career-high five goals three times.
Instagram: @smcseahawks, @smcmwlax
Twitter: @smcseahawks, @SMCMWLAX
Hashtags: #SweepTheSheds, #GoHawks