By: Ryan Gasser, sports information director
AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – On Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, the Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) announced its postseason award winners and two Capital University women's basketball players have been recognized for stellar performances this year. Capital's Erin Risner and Regan Stonerock have earned their first career all-conference accolades.
In addition to her recent All-Tournament Team selection, junior forward Erin Risner (Canfield, Ohio/Canfield) now lays claim to the first all-conference honor of her career. Risner was named First Team All-OAC after setting new career highs in points scored (297), field goal percentage (.439), free throws (51), free throw percentage (.823), steals (41), rebounds (145), and matching her season-high in assists (50). Her 41 steals ranked her fourth in the conference, and she also ranked inside the OAC's top-10 in field goals made.
Risner scored 10 or more points in 18 games, and 20 or more points twice. In the Crusaders' OAC Tournament quarter-final contest against No. 3 Mount Union, Risner scored a career-high 22 points and pulled down five rebounds in a winning effort. She posted two double-doubles this season, including one against nationally-ranked Marietta College, and surpassed 500 career points against Wilmington College on February 14.
In her second season, sophomore forward Regan Stonerock (Circleville, Ohio/Westfall) eclipsed last year's numbers in all major categories and was a force down low on both the offensive and defensive ends. She was named All-OAC honorable mention after averaging 7.6 points and 8.4 rebounds per game, which ranked third-best in the OAC. She dished out 24 helpers and blocked seven shots this season, in addition to the defense she provided that do not provide statistics.