By: Ryan Gasser, sports information director
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Athletic Conference announced its weekly performance awards on Monday afternoon. For the second time this season, Capital University Women's Lacrosse swept both offensive and defensive player of the week awards.
For the third time this season, senior midfielder Makenna Ozenghar (Youngstown, Ohio/Cardinal Mooney) has been named OAC Offensive Player of the Week. Over the last week, Ozenghar has posted eight goals, seven assists, seven ground balls, six draw controls, and three caused turnovers. Her highlight game came against Marietta College on April 3 when she had an 11-point day as part of Cap's 20-0 romp over the Pioneers. She scored five goals and tallied six assists as part of the win. In a key conference victory, Ozenghar posted a second hat trick in CU's 17-10 decision over John Carroll. She scored three times and assisted on one goal while also having a solid day defensively behind five ground balls, four draw controls, and three caused turnovers.
Ozenghar now has 29 goals and 19 assists on the season and is quickly approaching surpassing her career highs in both categories set last season.
Senior goalie Lisa Lotz (Lynchburg, Va./Jefferson Forest) was named OAC Defensive Player of the Week for the second time this season after playing a vital role in the Crusaders' win over John Carroll. She preceded that performance with a clean sheet in 30 minutes of play against Marietta as part of the team's combined shutout bid. She stood amongst her peers when she made 15 saves, including two sweeping stops that prevented a bouncing ball to enter the cage, and collected five ground balls in the win over the Blue Streaks. She also caused one turnover in that game and held a .615 save percentage on 39 shots faced.
In 574:54 of playing time, Lotz boasts a 10.85 goals-against average, a career-high 95 saves, and a save percentage of .477. Lotz was also part of the previous occasion in which Capital swept the weekly awards when she and Kathryn Walton did so on March 25.
Capital hits the road for a pair of conference games this week, beginning with Heidelberg University on Wednesday, April 10. The Student Princes and Crusaders hit the field at 7 p.m.