AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Athletic Conference announced its weekly performance awards on Monday afternoon. Capital University senior Tate Stover was named Men's Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week after helping the Crusaders' defense limit Heidelberg University to just three goals in a decisive win on Senior Day.
Tate Stover (Delaware, Ohio/Olentangy) hit single-game defensive numbers reminiscent of his stellar freshman season in Saturday's 20-3 win over Heidelberg. In that game, the senior caused seven turnovers, setting a new season high. That also served as the most caused turnovers for him since the 2014 season in which he hit that number or more three times.
In addition, Stover registered five ground balls against the Student Princes, which also was a season high and one short of matching his career best. As if that was not enough to be considered for the honor, he also scored a goal in the win over Heidelberg, his second of the season.
In that win over Heidelberg, Capital limited the opposition to just 17 shots, 4.25 shots per quarter, and caused 25 turnovers. The Purple and White are now 7-5 overall and 4-2 in OAC play heading into the final week of the season. Cap will play Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio on Saturday, April 29 at 1 p.m. to conclude its regular season.