Markwordt Named ALC Offensive Player of the Week

Go Buckeyes! Alayna Markwordt
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Alayna Markwordt
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Feb. 21, 2012

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Alayna Markwordt was named the American Lacrosse Conference's Offensive Player of the Week after becoming the leading point scorer in Ohio State women's lacrosse history in a pair of Buckeye wins over the weekend. With her second of four goals in the 21-7 victory over Louisville Sunday, the senior attacker bested the previous mark of 243 points set by Kelly Haggerty during the 2007-10 seasons and now has 247 points (151g, 96a) to her credit.

The Woodbine, Md., native, who also holds the OSU goals record to her credit, has scored at least one goal in each of the last 26 games and has tallied one point or more in 52-consecutive games, dating back to March 1, 2009, and the fourth game of Markwordt's freshman season. A candidate for the Tewaaraton Trophy, she also had three goals and four assists in the home opener vs. Robert Morris Friday, finishing the week's action with 12 points. She leads the Buckeyes with 11 goals and 12 assists four games into the 2012 season.

This is the second-consecutive week the Buckeyes, who moved up to No. 14 in the deBeer Media Poll released Monday, have had the conference's offensive POW after Gabby Capuzzi took home the honors following the opening weekend of play. Northwestern's Taylor Thornton was tabbed as the league's Defensive Player of the Week Tuesday, while Nora Barry from Florida was named the Rookie of the Week.