Cayla Grodotzke Named ECAC Defensive Player of the Year
WASHINGTON, Pa.- Rising senior Cayla Grodotzke (Merrick, N.Y./Sanford H. Calhoun) was named the Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III Metro/South Defensive Player of the Year on Tuesday. Grodotzke, the first women’s lacrosse student athlete in school history to earn a regional player of the year award, also earned a spot on the ECAC All-Star first team.
Grodotzke ranked 12th in Division III with 2.53 caused turnovers per game while helping the Presidents to a 13-4 record in 2011. Grodotzke played a big part for a stingy W&J defense that allowed just 7.41 goals per game, good for 13th in the nation, and ranked 18th in the country with 10.41 caused turnovers per game.
Grodotzke was named to the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association Division III All-West Region team for a third consecutive season in 2011, each of the last two times as a first-team selection.
This spring, Grodotzke tallied three goals, 40 draw controls and 39 ground balls, while causing 43 turnovers.
Grodotzke has collected 126 ground balls and 98 draw controls, while causing 114 turnovers during her career. She has started all 49 matches in her three seasons, and added 21 goals and two assists. W&J has posted a 34-17 record since her arrival on campus and has amassed three-straight winning seasons.