COLUMBUS, Ohio - Four members of the 18th-ranked Ohio State women's lacrosse team earned spots on the All-ALC First or Second Team, announced Tuesday by the conference as it prepares for the ALC Tournament beginning Thursday in Nashville. Alayna Markwordt headlines the list of honorees as the Buckeyes' lone representative on the first team, while Gabby Capuzzi, Lindsey Gysin and Brittney Zerhusen all make an appearance on the second team.
Markwordt, a three-time All-ALC selection as a junior, leads Ohio State in goals (47), assists (23) and points (70) and stands in fifth-place nationally in total scoring. The attacker from Woodbine, Md., holds the No. 3 position in all-time scoring at Ohio State with 215 career points. She also is third in the record books in goals (135) and assists (80). Additionally, Markwordt has tallied at least one goal or assist in 46-consecutive games, dating back to March 1, 2009.
Capuzzi, a junior captain, leads the team in draw controls with 42 and stands in fourth-place in the ALC in the same category. She also has 27 goals and seven assists to her credit, good for fourth on the team, and has 23 groundballs on the season. This is her first selection to an All-ALC team. Joining her as a first-time honoree is Gysin, a senior defender with 15 groundballs and 17 draw controls to her credit this season.
Zerhusen rounds out the list of OSU honorees with her second selection to an all-conference team after being named to the second team as sophomore in 2008. The fifth-year senior from Sykesville, Md., is second on the team in goals (42), assists (22) and points (62) and stands in fifth-place all-time in career scoring at Ohio State with 183 points . In addition, she is fourth in career goals (127).
The four All-ALC selections and the rest of the 18th-ranked Buckeyes return to action at 4 p.m. (3 p.m. CT) Thursday against host and 19th-ranked Vanderbilt in the quarterfinals of the ALC Tournament. They are the fourth-seed in the conference tourney, while the Commodores enter as the sixth-seed.
ALC All-Conference Honors
Player of the Year: Kitty Cullen, Florida
Goalie of the Year: Dana Cahill, Penn State
Rookie of the Year: Alyssa Leonard, Northwestern
Coach of the Year: Amanda O'Leary, Florida
ALC First Team
Ashley Bruns, Florida
Dana Cahill, Penn State
Ally Carey, Vanderbilt
Kitty Cullen, Florida
Maggie Dunbar, Penn State
Sam Farrell, Florida
Alex Frank, Northwestern
Colleen Magarity, Northwestern
Alayna Markwordt, Ohio State
Colleen McCaffrey, Johns Hopkins
Shannon Smith, Northwestern
Taylor Thornton, Northwestern
ALC Second Team
Gabby Capuzzi, Ohio State
Taylor D'Amore, Johns Hopkins
Jackie Eastman, Penn State
Lindsey Gysin, Ohio State
Janine Hillier, Florida
Haydon Judge, Florida
Alyssa Kildare, Johns Hopkins
Courtney Kirk, Vanderbilt
Mikey Meagher, Florida
Candace Rossi, Johns Hopkins
Jen Steadman, Penn State
Brittney Zerhusen, Ohio State
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