Women's Basketball Places Two on All-Centennial Team; Lytle Named Player of the Year
LANCASTER, Pa. - Katie Lytle and Elle Larsen of the Swarthmore College women's basketball team received All-Centennial Conference accolades, as announced by the conference office on Tuesday. Lytle was named Player of the Year and a First Team selection, while Larsen was named to the Second Team.
Lytle, a junior guard/forward from Harrisburg, PA, becomes the fourth Swarthmore player to earn Player of the Year honors and first since Kathryn Stockbower in 2009. It is the fifth time a Garnet player has been selected, as Katie Robinson earned two awards in 2002 and 2003. This is Lytle's second All-Centennial selection, she received Second Team accolades in 2012.
Lytle is the epitome of an all-around player, as she leads the Garnet (and is third in the conference) in points per game (15.4), rebounds per game (12.2), steals (64)and is second in assists (66) and blocks (30). She currently leads the Centennial and ranks 5th in NCAA Division III in double-doubles (20). Lytle has reached 20-plus points in five games this season and recorded 15 or more rebounds on nine occasions.
Larsen, a sophomore from Lancaster, PA, collects her first All-Centennial selection after a stellar season with the Garnet. She is second on the team in scoring and ninth in the Centennial (13.2). She is shooting a Centennial-best 47.7 percent from the field. Larsen recorded five 20-plus point performances on the season, including matching a career-high 23 points on two occasions.
Swarthmore (20-7) continues its season after receiving a bid into the ECAC Championship and hosts Marywood in the first round on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. from Tarble Pavilion.