Kezia Gesell

#1 Kezia Gesell

Pos. GK
Ht. 5-7
Yr. So.
Hometown Winnipeg, Manitoba
High School (Prev. School) Glenlawn Collegiate Institute

2017: Made seven appearances in goal as a freshman for the Crusaders, starting six times ... went 2-4-0 with a 1.38 goals against average and a .710 save percentage ... allowed one goal or fewer in four of her six starts ... ranked sixth in the MVC in GAA ... debuted for Valpo in a 1-0 loss against FGCU on Aug. 25 ... enjoyed standout performance in goal in earning first career win against Belmont Sept. 3 by a 1-0 final ... shut out Bruins squad which had scored 11 goals in the season's first three games, making a Valpo season-high nine saves ... nine saves was the most by a Crusader goalkeeper in a clean sheet since Oct. of 2012 ... named MVC Defensive Player of the Week Sept. 5 ... earned win in goal in 4-1 victory at Fort Wayne Sept. 10 ... closed out win over Chicago State Sept. 28, playing the final 45 minutes.

Prep: Helped Lions claim district title in 2014 before transitioning to Regional Excel Centre soccer program ... playing for the Manitoba provincial team, helped team to berth in finals of 2015 Western Canada Summer Games ... also competed in Canadian Soccer Association's Pacific Challenge Series in 2014 ... member of the Vancouver Whitecaps Academy high potential prospects program ... named Manitoba Player of the Year in 2015 ... played club soccer for FC Northwest ... helped club to multiple Manitoba Soccer Association Cup titles and Canadian Soccer Association national club championships ... team also won multiple Winnipeg Youth Soccer Association league and city titles ... played in numerous showcase events with Manitoba Blizzard Pre-University and FC Northwest traveling team ... also played volleyball, basketball and track and field for the Lions ... helped volleyball team to provincial finals and basketball team to a district title and berth in provincial semi-finals ... an All-Star selection in both volleyball and basketball ... earned district titles individually in track and field in the 800m run and the shot put ... selected as school's co-female Athlete of the Year following grade 9 year ... received award for significant contribution to high school athletics program following grade 10 ... earned First Class honors academically.

Personal: Daughter of Randy and Charlotte Gesell ... major is engineering.