By: Ryan Gasser, sports information director
AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – After marking up the Capital University record books against some stout regional competition, junior Kathryn Walton has been named the Ohio Athletic Conference Women's Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week. The announcement was made on Monday afternoon, March 18 by the conference office.
Junior midfielder Kathryn Walton (Pickerington, Ohio/Pickerington Central) helped the Crusaders earned a win against a strong Wittenberg University team on March 13, 13-11, in which she chipped in mightily on both the offensive and defensive ends. In that game, she scored three goals and two assists. She tallied six ground balls, two draw controls and four caused turnovers before the final horn sounded.
In the Crusaders' road contest against another strong regional opponent, Centre College, she broke the CU single-game record for caused turnovers in a game (7) and tied the career mark for caused turnovers (72). In addition, she picked up four ground balls and eight draw controls to lead the Crusaders. She also scored two goals in the overtime loss to the Colonels.
At the end of the week, Walton was good for five goals, two assists, 10 ground balls, 10 draw controls, and 11 caused turnovers.
This is Walton's third OAC weekly award of her career and first this season.