Outstanding Women's Lacrosse Player
When Regan Cook ’20 arrived on the York College campus in the fall of 2016, she had an idea of what to expect. She watched her older brother Ryan play for the Spartan men’s lacrosse team from 2015-2018. What she didn’t know was how impactful her time at York would be.
From her experience with the Spartan women’s lacrosse team to her wide-ranging real-world experience as a Sport Management major, Cook couldn’t have asked for more. “My experience as a Spartan studentathlete was everything I expected and more,” says Cook. “The professional opportunities I got along with my lacrosse experience is something I will treasure for the rest of my life.”
Cook capped a sensational career this spring with a shortened senior year. However, losing games to COVID-19 didn’t put a damper on what was one of the best careers in the 15-year history of the Spartan women’s lacrosse program.
Cook was spectacular for the Green and White over the course of her time at York College. However, her greatness wasn’t limited to just the lacrosse field. Cook became the 13th CoSIDA Academic All-America honoree this June. She graduated in May with a 3.97 GPA in Sport Management while she also minored in Public Relations. She was an eight-time member of the YCP Dean’s List while she also graduated with summa cum laude accolades.
On the field, Cook was a two-time All- American and a three-time All-Capital Athletic Conference selection and was destined to be a four-time All-CAC pick had her senior season not been cut short.
She was off to a fantastic start to her senior year as she notched 24 points on 20 goals and four assists in just five games for the Spartans. Cook was 5-for-7 in free position shots in addition to 10 ground balls, a draw control and four caused turnovers. In her best game of the year, she had nine points on seven goals and two assists in the 13-7 road win at #21 Denison.
“Obviously it was tough to have our season cut short,” said Cook. “However, I was blessed to have so many good times with my teammates. They are truly my best friends and they made my experience great.”
Cook will head to Temple University in the fall to begin an internship in the Athletic Communications Office under the guidance of legendary Larry Dougherty