QUEENS, N.Y. – After helping the St. John’s University women to a 2-0-0 start in the Big East action, Naya Lipkens and Zsani Kajan Monday were recognized by the conference for their efforts.

Lipkens has been named the league’s goalkeeper of the week while Kajan has found a spot on the conference’s weekly honor roll.

Lipkens was flawless in net, totaling 14 saves in two wins last week. With back-to-back shutouts, Lipkens has recorded a combined five clean sheets through nine games, ranking second overall in the conference.

She kicked off the week with two saves at UConn on Thursday, helping lift St. John’s to a 3-0 victory. Three days later, the Bloomfield, Conn. native made a career-best 12 saves en route to a 1-0 win against DePaul University. Lipkens’ previous career best of 11 saves came against local foe Stony Brook in 2019. The 12 saves against the Blue Demons were the most by any Big East goalkeeper this season.

On the season, Lipkens has a 6-2-1 record with a 0.88 goals-against average and an .830 save percentage.

Kajan tallied a goal and an assist for the Red Storm last wee. The Budapest, Hungary, native, who ranked second in the nation for scoring entering conference play, converted on her 10th goal of the year against UConn on Thursday. With her tally against the Huskies, Kajan became the only player in program history to record double-digit scoring in three different seasons. The 5-7 forward logged a career-high 11 scores in 2018 and again in 2019.

On Sunday afternoon against DePaul, Kajan assisted on Ava Collins’ goal in the seventh minute that proved to be the difference maker in a 1-0 win over the Blue Demons.

This marked the fourth time this season that Kajan has earned weekly honors from the conference, including BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week recognition on Aug. 23.

Lipkens, Kajan and the rest of the Red Storm squad return to action Thursday when the team welcomes Butler to Belson Stadium. The two programs are set to kick off at 7 p.m. on FloSports.