Dutton receives national honor

KENT, Ohio Jaclyn Dutton, a junior on the Kent State soccer team, earned national recognition Monday for her weekend performance for the Golden Flashes. Dutton was named to the Sept. 3 TopDrawerSoccer.com Women’s College Team of the Week after scoring five of Kent State’s seven goals in the team’s 2-0-0 weekend.

On Friday, Dutton scored all three of Kent State’s goals in a 3-0 shutout victory over Lamar at the UTSA Classic. Her hat trick was the fourth in team history and the fastest any Kent State player scored three goals in a game (33:04). Then, two days later against the host Roadrunners, Dutton scored on a penalty kick in the first half before adding a header goal in the second half in Kent State’s 4-1 win.

Dutton leads Kent State with 14 points on six goals and two assists through five games this season. As a team, the Golden Flashes are 4-0-1, which is tied for the team’s best start in program history.

The Golden Flashes will host undefeated Youngstown State (4-0-0) Friday at 4 p.m. at Zoeller Field.

Along with the national honor, Dutton was named Kent State’s Student-Athlete of the Week for her exploits both on the field and in the classroom.