Capital Women’s Lacrosse Earns Team, Individual Academic Awards

Senior Kara Hines (left) and junior Lisa Lotz (right) each earned individual academic recognition from the IWLCA.
Senior Kara Hines (left) and junior Lisa Lotz (right) each earned individual academic recognition from the IWLCA.

By: Sean Neidig, sports information graduate assistant

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Capital University Women's Lacrosse and two of its players have been recognized by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) for the work the team has done in the classroom.

The team was named one of the organization's 2018 Zag Sports Academic Honor Squads by posting better than a 3.0 team GPA. Capital is one of 338 schools across Divisions I, II and III to qualify for the distinction.

As individuals, senior midfielder Kara Hines (Columbus, Ohio/Worthington Kilbourne) and junior goalkeeper Lisa Lotz (Lynchburg, Va./Jefferson Forest) were named to the 2018 Zag Sports Division III Academic Honor Roll. Individuals must be a junior, senior or graduate student with a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher to qualify for the list. Hines was also on the 2017 IWLCA Academic Honor Roll and was named to the 2018 IWLCA All-Great Lakes Region First Team in May.

The Crusaders paired their academic success with a program-record 14 wins in 2018 and advanced to the championship game of the Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament. Hines was named OAC Midfielder of the year and First Team All-OAC and totaled 56 goals and 66 points. Lotz made 76 saves in 17 starts with an 8.37 goals against average. Both were named Academic All-OAC.

View the full list of 2018 Academic Honor Squads here and the Division III Academic Honor Roll here.