Five Bullets Earn All-Metro Region

GETTYSBURG, Pa. – Gettysburg College was well represented on the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Division III All-Metro Region Team with five total selections, including four Bullets on the first team.
Seniors Katie Landry (Hingham, Mass./Hingham) and Katie Willis (Baltimore, Md./Notre Dame Prep) and juniors Steph Colson (Westminster, Md./Manchester Valley) and Bailey Pilder (New Canaan, Conn./New Canaan) were all named to the first team. Junior Brooke Holechek (Reisterstown, Md./Notre Dame Prep) was picked for the second team. Landry earned her third consecutive first-team nod, while the rest were all first-time all-region selections.
Landry heads into this weekend's NCAA regional as the Bullets' leading scorer with 67 points on 20 goals and 47 assists. She is currently tied for the Centennial Conference lead in assists and ranks third in the league in total points. The senior attacker has posted at least four points in 10 contests, including a season-high seven points on three occasions. Landry continues to climb Gettysburg's career charts and is third in assists (131) and seventh in points (257).
Willis seized her first regional award with another strong offensive showing this spring. The senior attacker ranks second on the team and eighth in the conference with 43 goals. She is also second on the team in assists (17) and third in points (60), while tying for the team lead with 10 free-position goals. Willis has also set personal bests with 24 ground balls and 13 caused turnovers. She has scored multiple goals in a dozen contests, including a career-high six against No. 10 Washington and Lee. For her career, Willis has totaled 145 points on 105 goals and 40 assists.
Colson leads Gettysburg in goals (46), ground balls (43), and draw controls (109), while ranking second in points (61) and caused turnovers (21). The junior midfielder became just the second Bullet to claim 100 draw controls in a single season and she established a new single-game mark with 14 against Westfield State University last weekend. She was named Most Valuable Player of the CC Championship after posting three goals, one assist, and nine draw controls in the finale against No. 7 Franklin & Marshall College. Colson has totaled 91 points in her career and she already ranks 10th in program history with 152 draw controls.
In her first season as the starting goalie, PIlder has surged to the front of the national leaderboards. She enters the weekend as the NCAA leader (all divisions) in save percentage (.620) and she ranks second overall in goals against average (5.50). The junior has also grabbed 30 ground balls and totaled 124 saves. Some of her best moments have come against Gettysburg's toughest foes, including a 13-save outing against The College of New Jersey, currently ranked No. 1 in the country, and an 11-save performance against seventh-ranked F&M in the conference title game. For her career, Pilder is 20-2 with a 5.50 GAA and .579 save percentage.
Holechek is one of the top defenders on a unit that currently seconds second in Division III in scoring defense. She leads the team and ranks fourth in the CC with 24 caused turnovers and she has recorded 28 ground balls. The junior defender posted three caused turnovers and two ground balls against TCNJ and she logged four caused turnovers against No. 25 Washington College in the conference semifinals. Holechek has served a key role in a defense that has broken the program record for GAA in each of the last two seasons and she has accumulated 70 ground balls and 54 caused turnovers in her career.
Gettysburg (17-2) hosts the next two rounds of the NCAA Division III Championship. The Bullets face No. 5 University of Mary Washington (17-4) Saturday at 11:30 a.m., while No. 6 Amherst College (16-2) plays No. 15 Wesleyan University (12-6) at 2:30 p.m. The two winning teams will compete in Sunday's quarterfinal at 2:30 p.m.