St. John’s Soccer forward Zsani Kajan was named Big East Preseason Offensive Player of the Year
The Big East Conference announced the recipients of its preseason honors as the St. John’s soccer season gets ready to get underway in just a few weeks.
Red Storm forward Zsani Kajan was named the Big East Preseason Offensive Player of the Year coming off of a 2019 season where she scored a team-high 11 goals.
Kajan won the Offensive Player of the Year Award a season ago and joined former stars Rachel Daly and Cristin Burns as the only players to have tallied double-digit goals in multiple seasons.
Of the 11 goals Kajan tallied, three of them were game-winning goals, showing her ability to step up when the team needs it the most.
The red-shirt senior was also unanimously named to the Preseason All-Big East Team and to the MAC Herman Watch List.
In her final collegiate season, the Budapest, Hungary native will look to help the Red Storm improve off last year’s disappointing season in which they finished with a 5-12-1 record, missing out on the Big East Tournament.
St. John’s soccer needs big season from its star
The Red Storm will look to Zsani Kajan once again for a large part of their offense, leaning on her experience to lead the forward line and will need something similar to her 2019 season to have any success this season and beat preseason expectations.
St. John’s was picked to finish fifth in the six team East Division of the conference.
The Big East split its teams this season between the East and Midwest Divisions in order to limit travel amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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Joining St. John’s in the East Division is Seton Hall, Providence, Villanova, Georgetown, and UConn.
The Midwest Division consists of Creighton, Marquette, DePaul, Butler, and Xavier.
St. John’s will kick off this unprecedented spring season on February 21 when hosting Albany at Belson Stadium at 2:00pm EST.