Clarksville, Ark.-Seniors Kate Schoenhals and Jessalyn Halsted were named to the 2007 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Women's Soccer All-District VI Team, announced by the College of Sports Information Directors of America district coordinator this week.
Schoenhals was named to the All-District First Team while Halsted earned a spot on the Second Team.
Schoenhals, a 5-foot-9 midfielder, anchored a defense that allowed the fewest goals in school history. The Salt Lake City, Utah, native helped the Lady Eagles (7-6-4, 6-6-1) to their best finish in school history this season. She had one goal and one assist in 16 starts this season. She ranks among the top ten at Ozarks in career starts (67).
A Biology major, Schoenhals is a three-time All-Conference and American Southwest Conference All-Academic Team honoree.
Schoenhals will have her nomination forwarded to the national ballot, from which student-athletes will be selected as Academic All-Americans.
Halsted, a 5-foot-9 midfielder, finished ninth in the ASC in shots (46). The Harrison, Ark., native scored five goals, second-most on the team, and had three assists during the 2007 campaign. She was second on the team in points (13). She led the team with two penalty kicks. She was named ASC Offensive Player of the Week and earned a spot on the D3kicks.com Team of the Week earlier this season. She is the school career leader in assists (16) and ranks third in career goals (17).
A Biology major, Halsted is a three-time All-Conference and ASC All-Academic Team member.
The Academic All-District VI Women’s Soccer Team for the college division recognizes outstanding NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III, and NAIA student-athletes from the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.
To be eligible for Academic All-America honors, student-athletes must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) for his career.