Seven Crusaders Named to Women’s Lacrosse All-OAC Team

Pictured (L to R): M. Ozenghar, L. Lotz, A. Lowry, K. Walton, K. Enot, B. Delara, D. Stover (photo credit: USA Foto, Inc.)
Pictured (L to R): M. Ozenghar, L. Lotz, A. Lowry, K. Walton, K. Enot, B. Delara, D. Stover (photo credit: USA Foto, Inc.)

By: Ryan Gasser, sports information director

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Athletic Conference announced its postseason special awards for the 2019 women's lacrosse season on Friday, May 10. Capital University represented well with seven All-OAC selections, including three first-teamers, three second-teamers, and one honorable mention pick.

CAPITAL ALL-OAC SUMMARY
First Team
Second Team
Honorable Mention

Brooke Delara
Attack

Dana Stover
Attack

Lisa Lotz
Goalie

Kathryn Walton
Midfield

Makenna Ozenghar
Midfield

 

Alex Lowry
Defense

Kate Enot
Defense

 

 

BROOKE DELARA
First Team All-OAC  |  Attack
Brooke Delara (Lewis Center, Ohio/Olentangy Orange) makes her debut on the all-conference team in a big way after being named First Team All-OAC. Delara finished second in the OAC assists (37) and free-position goals (14), and ended the year just outside the top-10 in goals scored (39, 11th). Earlier in the year, Delara set multiple CU records in a win over Muskingum University on March 30. Delara set the single-game points (14) and assist (11) record. Her season line also included 38 ground balls, 33 draw controls, and 25 caused turnovers.

KAT WALTON
First Team All-OAC  |  Midfield
Kathryn Walton (Pickerington, Ohio/Pickerington Central) earned First Team All-OAC honors for the second consecutive season after yet another solid season in the Capital midfield. She finished third in the OAC in goals scored (58), and also finished third behind a new career-high 83 points. Walton led the league in ground balls (77) and caused turnovers (59), and finished inside the conference's top-10 in assists (25, 9th) and draw controls (74, 5th). Walton currently ranks sixth in Division III in caused turnovers per game (3.47). She also was the recipient of an OAC Player of the Week award three times this year.

ALEX LOWRY
First Team All-OAC  |  Defense
While Alex Lowry's numbers may not show off high goal and point totals, the Lewis Center, Ohio (Olentangy Orange) native was an integral part of the best defense in the OAC. The defensive-minded midfielder collected 31 ground balls and caused 19 turnovers on the front line of the Capital defense. She also came down with 23 draw controls. This is the sophomore's first time on the all-conference list.

DANA STOVER
Second Team All-OAC  |  Attack
Also making her first trip to the all-conference team is Dana Stover (Delaware, Ohio/Olentangy). Stover, a Second Team All-OAC selection, made a drastic improvement between her first and second years in the Capital program. Stover scored 32 goals and six assists, good for a total of 38 points on the season. She picked up 16 ground balls and nine draw controls while causing six turnovers on the defensive end.

MAKENNA OZENGHAR
Second Team All-OAC  |  Midfield
Makenna Ozenghar (Youngstown, Ohio/Cardinal Mooney) ends her time as a Crusader as a three-time All-OAC selection after being named to the second team for the second time in her career. She set new career highs in every offensive category, ground balls (51) and caused turnovers (27). Ozenghar ranked sixth in points (73) and seventh in both goals (46) and assists (27). Ozenghar was named OAC Offensive Player of the Week twice early in the season.

KATE ENOT
Second Team All-OAC  |  Defense
Senior defender Kate Enot (Uniontown, Ohio/Hoover) held together the backline of the Capital defense and played through an ankle injury heading into the OAC Tournament, saying more than numbers can for a senior captain. In one less game played than the previous season, she set new highs in ground balls (37), draw controls (3) and caused turnovers (27).

LISA LOTZ
Honorable Mention All-OAC  |  Goalie
Senior goalie Lisa Lotz (Lynchburg, Va./Jefferson Forrest) lands on the All-OAC list for the first time in her career as an honorable mention selection. She finished the campaign with a 10.22 goals-against average, 116 saves, and a .438 save percentage. Five times this season Lotz has 10 or more saves and topped out with a career-high 15 three different times in 2019.

 

Together, the team ended the year 11-6 overall and 7-1 in the OAC to finish conference regular season runners-up. In that run, Capital won seven consecutive games, tying the program best. The Crusaders housed the second-best defense in the conference based on goals allowed and goals-against average. They advanced to the OAC Tournament Championship for the third time in four years before falling to the University of Mount Union in the title tilt. Its seven All-OAC performers ties for second-most in program history.