Zsani Kajan has accomplished much on and off the field. (Photo courtesy of St. John’s SID)
QUEENS, N.Y. – After earning a spot on the United Soccer Coaches All-Region first team earlier this month, St. John’s Zsani Kajan secured her second honor from the organization as she was named to the Scholar All-East Region first team, it was announced Monday.
Kajan sports a 3.6 grade-point average. Her academic contributions helped the Johnnies tie for the highest team GPA (3.79) among all Division I women’s soccer programs on the way to receiving the United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Award in October.
Earlier this year, Kajan became the second Johnnie in program history to be named Big East offensive player of the year, joining two-time recipient Rachel Daly.
Kajan led the Johnnies’ attack this season, tallying 11 goals in 18 games. The first team All-Big East selection’s 11 goals tied her season-high total from a year ago. She became one of three players in program history to record double-digit scoring in multiple seasons.
The redshirt junior from Budapest, Hungary, 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, logging 15.
Kajan recorded three multi-goal performances, including her second career hat-trick at Villanova on Oct. 24. She became the first player to record multiple three-goal outings since Daly.
The 5-7 forward’s 11 goals increased her career total up to 24 and moved her into fifth on the program’s all-time scoring list. Kajan also cracked the top-10 in points with 51 and shots taken with 140.