QUEENS, N.Y. – After earning a spot on the United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-Region first team earlier this week, Zsani Kajan added another accolade to resume, as the St. John’s University redshirt junior was named to the United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-America third team Wednesday.
Kajan was the third player in program history to be named to the Scholar All-America Team, joining Rachel Daly and Diana Poulin.
She 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 soccer programs 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 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, logging 15.
Kajan recorded 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.
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.