Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks junior defender Jessalyn Halsted has been named to the d3kicks.com team of the week, announced Tuesday morning by d3kicks.com editor Elliot Spruell.
<#IMAGE:1#>Halsted, a 5-9 native of Harrison, came up big in a pair of matches last week, nailing two game-winning goals to give the Lady Eagles a 2-0-1 record over the week. Halsted totaled three goals, with two of those coming on penalty kicks against Hendrix College. Halsted’s first PK goal came in the 18th minute, but it was a PK goal past the keeper in the 109th minute that proved to be the game-winner. Against Agnes Scott College on Saturday, Halsted knocked in a free kick in the 6th minute for the game’s only score. Halsted has totaled 6 game-winning goals in her career. She is a two-time All-ASC pick and has accumulated 42 career points and 14 career goals, third-best in school history. Halsted is a graduate of Harrison High School where she was the 2003 NSCAA/adidas Arkansas Player of the Year. Each week, d3kicks.com selects players to the men’s and women’s team of the week based on nominations from coaches and sports information directors. Ozarks will open American Southwest Conference play this weekend when they travel to Tyler, Texas, to face UT-Tyler on September 15. The Eagles will then head to Austin, Texas, to face Concordia-Austin on September 16.