By: Ryan Gasser, sports information director
GRAND LAKE, Colo. – Kathryn Walton has now been crowned an all-region selection for the second time in her career. The Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) announced its all-region lists on Monday, May 20, a list Walton was named First Team All-Great Lakes following a superb 2019 campaign.
Kathryn Walton (Pickerington, Ohio/Pickerington Central) was one of 256 Division III student-athletes to be named all-region among its eight regions. She is now eligible for All-America consideration, which will be announced in mid-June.
Walton is just the second Capital women's lacrosse player to be named all-region multiple times in a career. She was named second team all-region last year as a sophomore and now joins Kara Hines '18 as the only multi-time all-region pick.
Walton's junior campaign resulted in being named First Team All-OAC behind a powerful offensive display to fuel a well-rounded stat line. Following the completion of the OAC tournament, she ranked third in the OAC in goals scored (58), and also finished third in points behind a new career-high 83. 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). She also was the recipient of an OAC Player of the Week award three times this year.
The Crusaders ended the year 11-6 overall and 7-1 in the OAC to finish conference regular season runners-up. Capital won seven consecutive games, tying the program best. With Walton in the midfield, 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.
Full IWLCA all-region announcement (provided by IWLCA)