#20 April Cronin
|HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)||Glenbrook South|
2015: Started all 18 matches of her junior season at forward ... repeated as a First Team All-Horizon League selection and received Third Team NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region honors ... paced the Crusaders with seven goals, three assists and 17 points on the year ... tied for second in the Horizon League with her seven goals ... her seven goals tied for eighth on Valpo’s single-season goal-scoring chart this year ... now owns 17 career goals, sixth-best all-time at Valpo and just one goal shy of fourth position ... scored goals in three straight games Aug. 28-Sept. 6 ... opened season account with goal at Miami (Ohio) in Crusader win Aug. 28 ... found the back of the net for match-winner at Belmont Sept. 4 ... added another goal in draw at Western Kentucky Sept. 6 ... scored Crusaders' lone goal in 1-1 draw with Bowling Green Sept. 13 ... scored another match-winning goal in Horizon League play at Youngstown State Sept. 26 ... tallied first assist of season in Valpo's win over UIC Sept. 30 ... added another assist next time out at Oakland Oct. 3 ... tallied goals in back-to-back games Oct. 9 versus Northern Kentucky and Oct. 11 against Loyola ... recorded final assist of the season Oct. 17 in victory over Green Bay ... member of Horizon League Academic Honor Roll.
2014: Started all 20 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 ... named an NSCAA Second Team All-Great Lakes Region honoree ... was on fire to end the season, scoring goals in nine of 12 matches, culminating with the Horizon League title match ... ranked second in the Horizon League in both goals (9) and points (20) ... finished sixth in Crusader history in a single season in both categories as well ... matched Valpo's single-season record and tied for Horizon League lead with four match-winners ... also ranks fourth in a season all-time at Valpo with 66 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 saw her be in on a goal in ten of 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 ... member of the Horizon League Academic Honor Roll.
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 … an elementary education major.