SOMERS, N.Y.— When Alex Kapp was just a kid and a member of the Somers Lasers, he knew a future playing soccer at a higher level was in the cards for him.
He hasn’t looked back since.
With a year of NCAA eligibility left, Kapp took the field for one final college season at Creighton University this past fall and he sure made the most of it.
Kapp, a graduate transfer who played for Boston College as an undergrad, was selected as an NSCAA NCAA Division 1 Third Team All-American.
“Soccer is my passion and most of my life has been defined by the sport,” Kapp said. “It all started with winning the state championship as a Somers Laser. That’s when I knew it was the sport I wanted to pursue playing at a higher level. After a lot of hard work and dedication, it was great to have my college soccer career culminate with the recognition of being named All-American.”
He recorded seven shutouts and allowed 0.84 goals per game. Kapp, who was also named Big East Co-Goalkeeper of the Year, only allowed more than one goal twice in 23 starts.
The Bluejays reached the third round of the NCAA Tournament where they fell to Providence, 2-1, on Nov. 26.
Kapp, who attended high school at Iona Prep, knew the Bluejays were destined for big things when he set foot on campus.
“When I arrived at Creighton last spring, on Day 1 I knew that given the enthusiasm of the players and talent on the team, we had a very credible shot at making it to the Big East championship and that was exciting,” Kapp said. “Our season started out strong and we just kept working hard, all the while staying focused on winning one game at a time. Having made it to the third round of the NCAA tournament is a thrill that will remain a part of me for years to come.”
The transition from playing at Boston College to Creighton was seamless for the Somers resident.
“The opportunity to attend BC and play soccer in the ACC was truly incredible,” Kapp said. “To follow that up with the chance to play for coach [Elmar] Bolowich and such an amazingly dedicated fan base has been an equally outstanding experience. The soccer facilities at Creighton are one of the best in terms of soccer programs in the country. To call Creighton home was spectacular.”
Kapp, who is pursuing a master’s degree in business, will finish out his school year at Creighton and is excited about what the future holds.
“After ending my college soccer career on such a high note, I am excited to see what opportunities may lie ahead,” Kapp said.