Risner Named First Team All-OAC, Stonerock to Honorable Mention

Pictured: Regan Stonerock (L) and Erin Risner (R). Photo credit: USA Foto Inc.
Pictured: Regan Stonerock (L) and Erin Risner (R). Photo credit: USA Foto Inc.

By: Ryan Gasser, sports information director

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – Two Capital University women's basketball players have been named to the 2019 Ohio Athletic Conference all-conference team. Headlining the list for Cap was Erin Risner, who earned her second consecutive First Team All-OAC honor. The complete list was announced by the OAC on Wednesday morning.

Capital's frontcourt was well represented in the OAC postseason awards and included two players that are no strangers to opposition around the conference. Both earned a second all-conference accolades of their respective careers.

Senior Erin Risner (Canfield, Ohio/Canfield) ended her collegiate career on a high note with her second First Team All-OAC honor after a season in which she reset her career highs in multiple categories. She set new season bests in points scored (328), field goal percentage (.489), minutes (730), free throws made (60), steals (43), assists (54), and rebounds (189).

Those numbers put Risner in the OAC's top 10 in multiple categories including field goals, free throw percentage, total and defensive rebounds, rebounds per game, and steals. One of her highlight games came when she dropped a career-high 31 points after shooting 13-for-19 in a road loss to Baldwin Wallace University on February 9.

Risner shared the team lead for number of double-doubles this season with her counterpart in the frontcourt and fellow All-OAC honoree, Regan Stonerock. Both tallied four double-doubles this season.

Stonerock, a native of Circleville, Ohio (Westfall), also set new season highs in many major offensive and defensive categories including points scored (216), field goal shooting percentage (.588), minutes (825), blocks (17), assists (37), and rebounds (241). Stonerock was named honorable mention All-OAC, marking her second straight year being tabbed to the All-OAC Team.

Twice this season, Stonerock posted 15 or more rebounds including a career-high 19 at Heidelberg University on February 6. She ranked second in the OAC in rebounds per game (9.3) and rebounds. She also led the conference in field goal percentage.

Together, Risner and Stonerock helped Capital rank third in the conference in points allowed per game (60.7).

Capital finished the season 16-10 overall and earned the number four seed in the 2019 OAC Women's Basketball Tournament behind an 11-7 conference record. Risner closed the book on her career with 877 points, 513 rebounds, 160 assists, 47 blocks, and 113 steals. She shot at a 44 percent success rate from field goal range and 74.6 percent from the free throw line.