Lizzy Johnson

Senior - Forward 5-10

Scotts Valley, Calif.

A hard-worker and team player, Johnson changed roles last season and produced greatly for the Commodores. After moving from defense to forward, she scored in each of her first three starts up front to spark the Vanderbilt offense. Now as a forward, Johnson will be looked upon to be an offensive threat again this year, especially on set pieces.

As A Junior (2001): Moved from defender to forward and midfield...Tied for third on the team with three goals...tied for fourth on the team with seven points...Scored a goal in her first three career starts (Texas, SMU, at Memphis)...Had a career-high three points (1G, 1A) vs. SMU...Had 11 shots...Played in 16 games, started ten.

As A Sophomore (2000): Earned Academic All-SEC Honors...Contributed as a back-up defender, making eight apperances overall and three in SEC games.

As A Freshman (1999): Played primarily as a back-up defender, making six apperances on the year, four in SEC games…Also was one of VU's back-up goalkeepers where she made two starts in five games, totaling 187 minutes in the net…Made four saves against No. 3 Florida in just 23 minutes in goal…Had a season-high six saves against Iowa State.

High School/Club: Tallied 10 goals and 12 assists as a senior to be named the team MVP and help her team to the California Central Coast Section Semifinals…Named the 1999 and 1997 Midfielder of the Year in the Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League; also a three-time first-team all-league performer…Earned Second-Team California Central Coast Section honors in 1997 as a defender…Earned several team honors throughout her career including 1998 Team Scholar Athlete, 1997 Team Player of the Year and 1996 Team's Best Defender…Helped her team to four league championships…Played club soccer for the Central Valley Pumas who were the Northern California U-19 Premier League Champions in 1998 and Finalists in 1997…Also a four-year letterwinner in track who was the league high jump champion in 1996 and 1997 and the 1998 California Central Coast Section Semifinalist…Named the 1999 Harbor High School Female Scholar Athlete of the Year.

Worth Knowing: Elizabeth Krefting Johnson…Born 9/26/81…Daughter of Ed and Marty Johnson…Major is Mechanical Engineering…Graduated in the Top 10 percent of her high school class and earned two scholar athlete awards in soccer.


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