Hellstrom and Capehart named to NSCAA Women’s All-Great Lakes Region teams

Dan Armelli

The season may be over, but the awards keep coming. Kent State soccer forwards junior Jenna Hellstrom and redshirt sophomore Donavan Capehart earned All-Great Lakes Region honors by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

The duo became the second and a third player in Flashes history to receive the honor and first since Kimberly Dimitroff was named to the Second Team in 2004. Hellstrom was named to the First Team and Capehart was named to the Third Team.

Hellstrom, who led the MidAmerican Conference in scoring with 34 points, adds to her offseason after earning MAC Offensive Player of the Year and being named to the All-MAC First Team. Hellstrom earned MAC Offensive Player of the Week twice after scoring two game-winners versus Butler and Cleveland State and scoring six points in wins over Western Michigan and Northern Illinois. She also led the MAC in assists (12) and game-winning goals (5).

Along with Hellstrom, Capehart was also named to the All-MAC First Team. The latter led the Flashes with 12 goals, third in the MAC, and second on the team with 24 points. Capehart earned MAC Offensive Player of the Week after her hat trick against Eastern Michigan. It was her second hat trick of the season, the first coming in a 7-3 win against Northern Illinois.

Capehart was also named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Second Team and earned Academic All-MAC honors.

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