10 Chelsey Hannesson
10 Chelsey Hannesson
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Langley, B.C.
High School: Walnut Grove Secondary '06
Position: D
Experience: 3L

2008: Served as team captain of 2008 squad. She earned All-Big Sky second team honors after doing an outstanding job helping organize the defense, earning team Defensive Most Valuable Player accolades in the process. She had a pivotal strike in Eastern Washington’s 2-1 road win over South Dakota State, a team that would advance to the second round of the NCAA Championship. Her free kick at the 61-minute mark earned Eastern a commanding 2-0 advantage. That game-winning goal moved her career total to two, tying her for fifth in EWU history in that category. Hannesson also had an assist on a goal that cut Cal State Bakersfield’s lead to 3-2 in a Sept. 5 game; unfortunately for the Eagles, that would be the final result of that contest.

2007: Hannesson earned All-Big Sky honorable mention accolades after an impressive 2007 campaign. She also received the team’s Silver Eagle Award. Hannesson scored three goals that year off of free kicks, each from more than 25 feet away. She started all 17 games and had 18 shots. One of her goals was a game-winning tally.

2006: Hannesson saw action in 18 games, scored a goal, and was named the Eagles’ Most Improved Player of 2006.

High School: Hannesson has five years of experience at the National Training Centre and with the British Columbia provincial team. She participated on teams that placed in the top five at Canadian nationals on five separate occasions, including one first-place finish. She was a part of a championship club at the Canada Games in 2005. In high school, Hannesson played soccer, volleyball, basketball and track and field and was captain of the soccer squad. Her parents are Doug and Janie Hannesson, and she is majoring in business.

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