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Athletic Hall of Fame

JoAnn Johnston Allender

JoAnn Johnston Allender


At Rochester:

  • Four-year letter-winner in soccer
  • Helped the team to win back-to-back NCAA Division III national championships in freshman (1986) and sophomore (1987) years
  • Clutch save to preserve 1-0 win over William Smith in 1987 final at Fauver Stadium
  • Selected Best Defensive Player in the Flower City Tournament as a junior
  • Named to the All-University Athletic Association Second Team as a junior and a senior
  • Junior year set the Rochester record for most goalkeeper saves in a season with 119
  • Yellowjackets won two tournaments in her senior year: Flower City Tournament (at Rochester) and the Heron Cup at William Smith College, then won the UAA title
  • Set consecutive shutout record holding first 10 opponents scoreless and tied record for most shutouts in a season as a senior
  • Still ranked among the top 10 for career goals-against average by the NCAA Statistics Service


  • Earned a Secondary Masters of Science Degree in Secondary Education from Niagara University in May, 2005
  • Holds a New York State teaching certification for social studies grades 5-9 and 7-12
  • Is a volunteer soccer coach for the Niagara Pioneer Soccer League
  • Currently is a licensed customs broker
  • Honored with Team Leader Great Lakes Customs Brokerage