By: Sean Neidig, sports information graduate assistant
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) has announced its 2018 Division III All-Region teams and three members of Capital University Women's Lacrosse have been honored from the Great Lakes Region.
Seniors Kara Hines and Regan Hanood added to their 2018 lists of awards with All-Great Lakes Region First Team honors and sophomore Kathryn Walton was named to the Second Team. This is the second time Hines has earned first team honors in addition to her two second team awards. These are the first IWLCA All-Region awards for Hanood and Walton.
Hanood (Pickerington, Ohio/Pickerington North) led the country with 69 assists and 4.06 assists per game en route to being named the Ohio Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Year and First Team All-OAC. Hanood led the Crusaders with 92 points, the fourth-most in the OAC. Her 23 goals placed her fourth on Capital. The attacker was one of two Crusaders to record a point in all 17 of the team's games.
Hines (Columbus, Ohio/Worthington Kilbourne) recorded the fourth 50-goal season of her career in 2018 and was named the OAC Midfielder of the Year. She also earned a spot on the All-OAC First Team for the fourth time. In addition to her 56 goals, Hines set career-highs with 10 assists, 120 draw controls and 22 caused turnovers. Her 66 points tied her career high and she also picked up 58 ground balls.
After missing the majority of her freshman season due to injury, Walton (Pickerington, Ohio/Pickerington Central) had a sophomore campaign for the ages with a program-record 66 goals and a spot on the All-OAC First Team. Walton's 77 points placed her second on Capital's roster and she led the team with 60 ground balls and 43 caused turnovers. Walton scored three or more goals in 15 games and had three six-goal games. Walton also recorded a point in each of the team's 17 contests.
This is the first time in program history that Capital has had three players granted all-region honors by the IWLCA after the team had two players honored in 2016 and one in 2017, 2015 and 2014.
As All-Region First Team selections, Hanood and Hines will now be considered for All-America honors. All-America announcements will be shared in mid-June.