Zsani Kajan led St. John’s with 11 goals. (Photo courtesy of St. John’s SID)
QUEENS, N.Y. – Following a season in which she was named Big East offensive player of the year, St. John’s University forward Zsani Kajan added another award to her resume Monday, as the redshirt junior earned a spot on the United Soccer Coaches Division I All-East Region first team.
A two-time Big East first team selection, Kajan earned her second All-Region nod after being a third team honoree in 2018. Earlier this year, Kajan became the second player in Red Storm history to win the conference’s offensive player of the year award, joining former Red Storm standout Rachel Daly.
Kajan’s 2019 season was bolstered by her scoring pace, as she scored a team-high 11 goals in 18 games. That tied her season-high total from 2018. She also became one of three players in program history to record double-digit scoring in multiple seasons.
The Budapest, Hungary, native netted seven of her 11 goals against Big East foes to close out the regular season in a tie for first with DePaul University’s Morgan Turner. Kajan also led the conference in points, recording 15 during league action.
Kajan produced three multi-goal performances, including her second career hat-trick at Villanova University Oct. 24. She became the first player to record multiple three-goal outings since Daly recorded three during her Red Storm tenure.
The 5-7 forward’s 11 goals increased her career total to 24, moving her into fifth on the program’s all-time scoring list. She also cracked the top-10 in points with 51 and shots taken with 140.