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Jans Croon

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5'6''
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Sophomore
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San Diego, Calif.
Hometown
Torrey Pines
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Jans Croon - Field Hockey - Virginia Cavaliers

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2023 – NCAA Semifinals

  • ACC All-Tournament Team
  • Started all 21 games, scoring three goals with five assists for 11 points
  • Part of a defensive backline that did not allow Temple to take a shot in the road win (9/3)
  • Assisted on the game-winning goal against Harvard (9/10)
  • Assisted on the game-winning goal in the double-overtime win at Syracuse (9/22)
  • Assisted on Virginia’s fifth goal at Wake Forest (10/13)
  • Assisted on Virginia’s second goal against North Carolina (10/20)
  • Assisted on UVA’s second goal in the ACC Quarterfinal victory against Syracuse (10/31)
  • Scored her first and second goal of the season in the ACC Semifinal game against UNC (11/1)
  • Scored her third goal in the NCAA First Round game against Saint Joseph’s (11/10)
  • All-ACC Academic Team
  • NFHCA National Academic Squad
  • Voted the Teammate of the Year at the Hoos Choice Awards

INTERNATIONAL

  • Named to the first roster of the US Women’s National Team for Hockey5s
  • Won gold with the USWNT Hockey5s 2023 Pan American Cup games in Kingston, Jamaica (6/5)
  • Member of the US U21 Team competing at the FIH Hockey Women’s Junior World Cup in Santiago, Chile
  • Won gold with the US U21 Junior National Team at the 2023 Junior Pan American Championship in Barbados, helping the team qualify for the Junior World Championships (4/18)
  • Member of the US-U21 team that won bronze at the 2022 Uniphar 5-Nations tournament in Dublin, Ireland (6/27)

2022

  • Appeared in 19 games, starting all of the games in which she appeared
  • Scored a goal with three assists
  • Scored her first career goal in the season-opener at Penn State (8/26)
  • Assisted on two goals at Delaware (8/28)
  • Had an assist against Saint Joseph’s, giving her five points in the first five games of the season
  • Had a key defensive save in the ACC Semifinal win against Wake Forest (11/4)
  • Earned an invitation to participate in the USA Field Hockey U-21 Selection Camp in December based on her summer performance (7/28)
  • Added to the US U21  Women’s National Team roster (3/9)
  • All-ACC Academic Team
  • NFHCA National Academic Squad
  • ACC Academic Honor Roll

2021

  • Synapse Sports National All-Rookie Team
  • Started all 21 games, one of just three players on the team to do so
  • Was in the starting lineup for her first collegiate game against Penn State, the only freshman in the starting lineup (8/27)
  • Had an assist in the Wake Forest game for her first collegiate point (9/24)
  • NFHCA National Academic Squad
  • ACC Academic Honor Roll

Background

  • Named 2020 MAX Field Hockey West/Mid-West Region Players to Watch
  • Member of the 2020 and 2021 US RISE Junior National Team
  • Lived in Haarlem, the Netherlands until age 13, playing field hockey at MHC Alliance
  • Was a competitive speed skater until moving to the United States
  • Played beach volleyball while living in Manhattan Beach, California, before moving to San Diego
  • Attended Mira Costa High School freshman through junior year, which did not sponsor field hockey, before transferring to Torrey Pines High as a senior

Personal

  • Daughter of Barbara van Leeuwen and Thijs Croon
  • Global Studies major