Kezia Gesell

#1 Kezia Gesell

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

2019: Made seven appearances in goal as a junior for Valpo, starting on six occasions ... went 0-5-1 with a 2.00 GAA and a .675 save percentage ... ranked second among MVC goalkeepers in conference-only play, averaging 5.25 saves/match ... posted .724 save percentage in MVC contests ... earned draw in goal against Wright State Sept. 1 ... made 10 saves in tough-luck 1-0 loss to Illinois State Oct. 12, tied for the most in a single match by an MVC goalkeeper in 2019.

2018: Made 10 starts in goal as a sophomore ... finished the year with a 3-6-1 record, a 1.26 goals against average and a .764 save percentage ... ranked seventh in the MVC in GAA, as well as sixth in save percentage and saves/match (4.2) ... allowed one goal or fewer in seven of her first eight starts of the season ... started six of Valpo's seven Valley matches ... ranked fifth in the conference in MVC-only play in GAA (1.27), fifth in save percentage (.784) and sixth in saves/game (4.83) ... earned win in season opener at Green Bay Aug. 17, making three saves ... picked up win in non-conference play at IUPUI Sept. 16 ... posted a clean sheet and made a career-best 12 saves in a 2-0 win at Illinois State Oct. 8 ... made seven stops in the first half before securing the shutout with five second-half saves ... 12 saves marked the most by a Valpo goalkeeper in a single match since October 2012 ... followed five days later by making six saves in a 1-1 draw with Missouri State ... named MVC Defensive Player of the Week Oct. 15.

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.