QUEENS, N.Y. – St. John’s University women’s head coach Ian Stone Thursday announced the return of four veteran players for the 2022 season.

Brooke Boyd, Kayla Mesaros, Michelle Money and Katherine Turner will use their additional year of eligibility to return to the Red Storm for the fall.

“We are all really pleased to announce that these four phenomenal soccer players and leaders will be back at Belson Stadium in the fall,” Stone said in a statement. “They all epitomize exactly what we are looking for in a St. John’s women’s soccer player. The examples that they set made a huge, positive difference in our run to the Round of 16.”

Boyd made appearances in all 23 matches last season, making 18 starts, mainly at outside back. The defender tallied three goals, including the game-winner at the University of Connecticut. The Silver Springs, Md, native anchored a defense that allowed 27 goals in 2021. As a junior, Boyd started all 12 matches and logged 100-plus minutes in five contests. She tallied her first career goal against UAlbany during the spring 2021 season.

Mesaros played in 19 matches and made one start against Columbia University after missing the spring 2021 season with an injury. The forward recorded two assists and three shots on goal during the year. In 2019, the Royersford, Pa., native saw action in 14 matches while earning four starts. She scored her first career goal in 2018 against Sacred Heart University.

Money has appeared in 67 matches during, while starting in 34. During the squad’s historic NCAA Division I tournament run, the midfielder started all three matches. In the second-round game against Samford, Money delivered the game-clinching penalty kick in the shootout to advance the Johnnies into its first Round of 16. The senior’s lone goal and assist came against Lehigh University. During the spring 2021 season, Money fired off five shot, including two attempts on target during her 12 appearances.

Turner has appeared and started 52 matches. Last season, the London native was second on the team with 2,092 minutes. The defender posted her lone assist of the season at Saint Joseph’s. A leader on the backline, Turner helped the Red Storm defense post 11 shutouts during this past season. Bouncing back from an injury in spring 2021, Turner led St. John’s players with 1,176 minutes. She tied for fifth on the team in minutes played in her rookie year, logging 1,435 minutes.

The Red Storm will enter the fall campaign following a 13-7-3 season.

 

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