#20 April Cronin
|HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)||Glenbrook South|
2014: Has started all 19 matches at forward for the Crusaders as a sophomore ... named a First Team All-Horizon League selection by both the league and College Sports Madness ... named Horizon League Championship MVP and earned spot on the All-Tournament Team after tallying match-winning goals in both of the Crusaders' wins, including in the 84th minute of the title match against Detroit Nov. 8 ... has been on fire to end the season, scoring goals in nine of Valpo's last 12 matches ... ranks second in the Horizon League in both goals (9) and points (20) ... sixth in Crusader history in a single season in both categories as well ... has matched Valpo's single-season record and is tied for Horizon League lead with four match-winners ... also ranks fourth in a season all-time at Valpo with 65 shot attempts ... league-best five of her goals came within Horizon League play ... held off scoresheet throguh season's first seven matches, finally found the back of the net with the match-winner Sept. 19 at Eastern Illinois ... also registered an assist against the Panthers as well ... that performance sparked a season-ending stretch which has seen her be in on a goal in ten of the final 12 matches ... tallied insurance goal in 20th minute of Horizon League-opening win over Oakland Sept. 24 ... assisted on golden goal early into extra time next time out Sept. 27 at Cleveland State ... scored goals in back-to-back games against Loyola (Oct. 4) and at UIC (Oct. 8) ... tied up match at Wright State Oct. 18 en route to a 2-1 Crusader victory ... scored lone goal of match in Oct. 22 Horizon League win over Milwaukee ... found the back of the net with seventh-minute marker at Green Bay in regular season finale Oct. 31, making it 3-0 Crusaders early en route to 4-1 win and securing a perfect league regular season ... scored midway through first half of HL semifinal win over Green Bay Nov. 6 for the match-winner, setting up dramatic goal against Detroit for the title two days later.
2013: Saw action in ten matches, starting eight times, as a freshman ... found the back of the net for the first time Nov. 1 in a 1-1 draw with Green Bay, leveling the match in the 23rd minute ... picked up her first career point on her debut Aug. 23, assisting on the match-winning goal against DePaul ... tallied 11 shot attempts on the season, six of which were on goal.
Prep: Three-year letter winner for the Titans ... ranks second in program history in points … All Conference team (’11, ’12, ’13), All Sectional team (’12), All State (’13), and All Midwest (’13) … Won State Cup and went to Nationals in 2013 as a member of FC United.
Personal: April is the daughter of Patrick and June Cronin … undecided upon major … born Nov. 23, 1994.