St. John’s Kajan Gets Hungarian National Team Call Up

Kajan, St. John's
Zsani Kajan. Photo: St. John's University

St. John’s super sophomore Zsani Kajan spent late February and early March far from the university’s Queens campus playing for the Hungarian women’s national team in the Cyprus Women’s Cup.

A native of Budapest, Kajan is no stranger to international play as she earned her first cap with the national team at the age of 16.

During the Cyprus Cup, Hungary in Group B play lost to Thailand and Italy but closed out Group play with a 3-3 draw vs. Mexico. In the final match of the tournament, Hungary defeated Slovakia 3-2.  

Kajan was a regular in the Hungarian lineup, starting matches vs. Thailand, Italy and Slovakia while coming on as a late substitute vs. Mexico.

Her continued international experience should only serve to further bolster her collegiate career. Kajan during the 2018 season blossomed into a top goal-scoring threat for head coach Ian Stone as she found the back of the net 11 times in 19 matches. She had three multiple-goal games including a hat-trick vs. Stony Brook.

In addition, Kajan’s 11 goals made her just the seventh player in program history to record 10 or more goals in a single season.

For her efforts during the 2018 season, she was named to the All-Big East First Team and earned a spot on the United Soccer Coaches Division I All-East Region Third Team.