Union’s Caseres Earns Weekly Honor

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JERSEY CITY — Senior striker Julia Caseres (Union) is the New Jersey City University Women’s Athlete of the Week for the third time this season and the 13th time in her three-year Gothic Knight career after moving into 20th place in Division III history in points and 23rd in goals while notching her fifth and sixth multiple-goal games this season in a 2-1 week of non-conference action for the New Jersey City University women’s soccer team. NJCU improved to 11-3 overall on the season.

Caseres netted five goals and 10 points with 14 shots (seven on goal), and increased her school record to 17 career game-winning goals. She now has 93 goals and 40 assists for 226 points in her career.

In an 8-0 rout of John Jay College on October 4, Caseres scored the first and third goals of the game in the seventh and 15th minutes, giving her 90 career goals. Both strikes were headers inside the left post. She played 57 minutes in the game and had six shots (three on goal).

In a 7-0 blanking of York College on October 8, Caseres netted her second hat trick of the season and 12th in three years as a Gothic Knight, tallying the second, third and fifth goals of the game in the eighth, 22nd and 48th minutes. She played 73 minutes with five shots (three on goal).

Caseres also had three shots and two shots on goal in a 1-0 road overtime loss at Mount Saint Mary on October 6.

She and teammate Jennifer Albuja (Union City /Hoboken), the all-time leading goal-producing combination in Division III history with 177 goals, also became just the eighth 400-point scoring combination in known Division III history. With a combined 410 career points, the pair is tied for sixth in Division III history for most points by two teammates.

On the season, Caseres leads NJCU and the New Jersey Athletic Conference with nine assists, while adding 15 goals and 39 points in 14 games (all starts) over 1,133 minutes. She has 68 shots and 37 shots on goal—both second on the club—with four game-winning goals, and has scored the first goal of a game five times.

Among the NJAC statistical leaders as of October 9, the conference assists leader also is tied with Albuja for most game-winning goals and game-winners per game (0.29), ranks second in points, points per game (2.79), and assists per game (0.64), third in goals, shots and shots per game (4.86), and fourth in goals per game (1.07).

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