Concordia sophomore forward Sam Johnson (#10) was named the MIAC Player of the Week for her four-goal performance.

 
Johnson Earns MIAC Honor!

MOORHEAD, Minn. (9/24/08)-- Concordia sophomore forward Sam Johnson (Fargo, N.D./North)  was named the MIAC Women's Soccer Player of the Week for her four-goal performance last week. It is the first time in her career that she has earned MIAC Player of the Week honors.

Johnson scored all four goals in the Cobbers' two critical wins last week. She scored a pair of goals in the team's 2-0 win at regional foe St. Scholastica on Tuesday and then repeated the feat on Saturday in Concordia's 2-0 win over Carleton. Johnson now has a team-high seven goals on the year and is second in the MIAC in scoring.

Johnson scored her first two goals against the Saints, who earned a spot in the NCAA playoffs last season and were 5-1 entering the game. She tallied the eventual game-winner at 53:19 and then added the second score 23 minutes later to give CC a much-needed insurance goal.

Against the Knights, who were unbeaten in conference play heading into the game, she finished off a breakaway pass in the first half and then manufactured a spectacular goal on her own on a rocket shot that found the far side netting of the goal. For the week Johnson scored four goals and had nine shots, six of which were on goal.