Four Bullets Named All-Metro Region

GRAND LAKE, Colo. – Four members of the Gettysburg College women's lacrosse team were named to the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association All-Metro Region Team it was announced on Friday, May 12.
Earning spots on the first team were senior Caroline Jaeger (Hampton, N.J./North Hunterdon) and juniors Katie Landry (Hingham, Mass./Hingham) and Cassie Smith (Phoenixville, Md./St. Paul's School for Girls). Senior Macauley Mikes (Columbus, Ohio/Upper Arlington) was named to the second team.
Jaeger, Smith, and Mikes were all first-time all-region selections, while Landry was named to the region's top team for the second year in a row.
Jaeger took a lead role in the offense and heads into the NCAA Division III Championship with a team-leading 38 goals. She tallied 21 goals in conference play and hit the back of the net eight times in two conference tournament games. Jaeger has posted 33 draw controls and connected on 60.3 percent of her shot attempts. The senior tallied a career-high four goals twice this season, including twice against Franklin & Marshall College.
Landry picked up her second-straight all-region award as the team leader in assists (34) and points (58). She has scored 24 goals and picked up 16 ground balls and six caused turnovers. The junior attacker has tallied multiple points in all but two outings this spring, including six points against both Ursinus College and McDaniel College.
Smith started all 19 games on the defensive side of the field and leads the team in ground balls (27) and caused turnovers (19), while ranking second in draw controls (37). Gettysburg heads into the national tournament tied for fourth in the country in scoring defense at 5.21 goals allowed per game. Smith racked up a season-high four ground balls against then top-ranked Franklin & Marshall during the regular season.
Mikes joined Smith as one of the top defenders in the region. A four-year starter, the senior has set or tied her career highs for ground balls (18) and caused turnovers (13). Mikes has helped Gettysburg lower its goals against average in each of the last four seasons, including a record-pace GAA of 5.15 this spring.
Gettysburg (16-3) opens the NCAA playoffs on Sunday at 1 p.m. on Clark Field. The Bullets face the winner of the first-round matchup between FDU-Florham (16-3) and Hamline University (15-4) which will take place this Saturday at 1 p.m.