Published Monday, August 26, 2013 at 10:15 pm / Updated at 10:31 pm
NU’s Johnson named Big Ten freshman of week

LINCOLN — Nebraska forward Jaycie Johnson has been named the Big Ten offensive player and freshman of the week.

Johnson recorded three goals and two assists in her first two collegiate soccer matches. Johnson also leads the conference with eight points after the opening weekend of play.

Johnson, out of Lee’s Summit West High School, showed no signs of nerves as she notched five points in her Husker debut on Friday, including the final two NU scores en route to the 4-0 triumph over Southeast Missouri. On Sunday, Johnson had a hand in two of NU’s four second half goals in the 4-1 win over Cincinnati, as she earned a penalty kick goal and an assist with six shot attempts in the match. Her third goal of the year is tied for the conference lead.

Johnson was an integral part of a high-powered Husker offense that led NU to a 2-0 start for the first time since 2005. Johnson recorded 12 shots, including seven on goal in 120 minutes of action in victories over Southeast Missouri State and Cincinnati.

Johnson is Nebraska’s first Big Ten freshman of the week selection and the first Husker since Morgan Marlborough in 2009 to earn both offense and freshman conference awards in the same week. The last Nebraska offensive player of the week was Mayme Conroy, who received the honor last year on Oct. 8, after recording a hat trick at Wisconsin.



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