Zsani Kajan scored four goals in two games for St. John’s last week. (Photo courtesy of St. John’s SID)
QUEENS, N.Y. – After leading the St. John’s University women to a 1-0-1 week, highlighted by a come-from-behind victory at Villanova University Thursday, Zsani Kajan Monday was named the Big East offensive player of the week.
The redshirt junior tallied four goals in two matches, recording a hat-trick at Villanova Thursday afternoon.
With the second hat-trick of her Red Storm career, Kajan became the second player in program history to record multiple three-goal outings. The Budapest, Hungary native joins former St. John’s standout Rachel Daly, who registered three during her Red Storm tenure.
Against Villanova, Kajan scored twice during regulation before netting the eventual game winner just 25 seconds into extra time. Anchored by Kajan’s efforts, St. John’s scored four goals for the team’s highest single-game output of the season to defeat the Wildcats, 4-3.
On Sunday afternoon against Creighton, Kajan netted the lone Red Storm goal in a 1-1 double-overtime draw with the Bluejays. The tally marked Kajan’s 10th goal of the season, as she became one of just three St. John’s women’s soccer players in program history to record double-digit scoring in multiple campaigns. The redshirt junior joined former Johnnies Cristin Burtis and Daly on that elite list.
Kajan ranks third in the league with 10 goals this season, six of those coming during conference play. She increased her career total to 23 to move into fifth on the Red Storm’s all-time scoring list.