Women’s Lacrosse Lands in Season’s First NCAA Regional Ranking

Pictured: Kat Walton (photo credit: Joe Maiorana)
Pictured: Kat Walton (photo credit: Joe Maiorana)

By: Ryan Gasser, sports information director

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The NCAA released its first set of Division III Women's Lacrosse regional rankings on Wednesday afternoon. Capital University Women's Lacrosse rounded out the top seven in the Mid-South Region as it begins the home stretch of the regular season.

Capital is 10-2 overall and 3-2 against Ohio Athletic Conference competition with three regular season games left to play. It's only losses are to two teams that are also in the Mid-South regional ranking in the University of Mount Union, ranked third, and John Carroll University, ranked fifth. With wins over Cabrini University, Centre College and others whose strength of schedule and success have elevated Capital's notoriety for consideration.

Capital currently is in the nation's top-25 in multiple statistical categories including assists per game (5th, 9.00), points per game (6th, 25.58), scoring offense (11th, 16.58), scoring margin (13th, 8.75), and draw controls per game (15.83).

Multiple Crusaders maintain top-25 status in specific categories. Regan Hanood is ranked third in the country in assists per game (3.83), while Kara Hines is 21st in draw controls per game (7.08).

Cap will continue its ascent in the conference and regional ranks this weekend when they host Heidelberg University on Saturday, April 21 at 1 p.m. at Bernlohr Stadium.

Full regional rankings (NCAA.com)