Laura Johnson
Laura Johnson

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Charlotte, N.C.

High School:
Providence Senior H.S.

Height:
5-4

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
05/12/1983

VILLANOVA: Team captain...All-America Candidate...Savvy, physical forward who will be counted on to create through the attack...Tenacious offensive performer that is a nightmare for opposing defenses...Well-rounded student-athlete.

2003: Played in 25 games, starting in 24 contests...Recorded four goals and nine assists for 17 points on the year...Second on the Wildcat team in points (17) and tied for second in goals (4)...Led the Villanova squad with nine assists...Posted two goals and one assist for five points in six Big East Conference contests...Had one goal and one assist (coming on the game-winning goal) on Aug. 31 versus Rider...Assisted on the game-winning goal against Old Dominion on Sept. 5...Posted two assists versus North Carolina State on Sept. 7...Had the assist on the game-winning goal in a 2-0 win at Providence on Sept. 19...Assisted on the game-winning score versus Seton Hall on Sept. 24...Dished out one assist in a 1-0 win against Colgate on Sept. 26...Scored one goal at Georgetown on Oct. 3...Tallied one assist versus Penn on Oct. 22...Scored the game-winning goal against Pittsburgh on Oct. 26...Posted one goal and one assist against Loyola on Oct. 28.

2002: Named to the All-Big East first team...Received NSCAA All-Mid Atlantic Region second team honors...Earned Soccer Buzz All-Mid Atlantic Region second team accolades...Named Big East Co-Offensive Player of the Week on September 30...Fourth in Villanova history for assists in a season with nine...Started in all 21 games in 2002...Registered team-highs in goals (9), assists (9) and points (27) last season...Scored three goals and dished out three assists for nine points in Big East Conference contests...Assisted on the game-winning goal against George Mason in the season-opener...Posted one goal and one assist versus Lehigh...Had the assist on the game-winning goal against La Salle... Tallied the lone goal in Villanova's 1-1 tie at Connecticut...Scored the game-winning goal in overtime in the Wildcats' 2-1 win versus Pittsburgh...Registered the game-winning goal in a 2-1 win over nationally ranked Notre Dame...Knocked home the game-winner in a 2-1 win against Saint Joseph's...Notched one goal and one assist in a 2-1 win versus Georgetown...Scored one goal against St. John's... Dished out one assist at Seton Hall...Posted two goals and two assists in a win over Howard...Assisted on the game-winning goal over BC in the quarterfinals of the Big East Championships.

2001: A Big East Conference All-Rookie Team performer...Played in all 22 games, starting in 12 contests...Second on the Wildcat team in goals (8) and points (20)...Scored eight goals and added four assists for 20 points on the season...Had one goal and two assists in Big Eastplay...Recorded two goals and one assist in her first collegiate game versus St. Bonaventure...Scored the game-winning goal at Virginia Tech...Tallied one assist at Notre Dame...Posted one goal versus Robert Morris...Registered one assist against Pittsburgh... Amassed one goal and one assist versus Navy...Scored one goal against Boston College...Scored one goal at George Mason...Had the game-winning goal against Penn in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament in State College, Pa.

PROVIDENCE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL: A member of the Region III Olympic Development Team for two seasons...Attended the Olympic Development National Camp in 2000...North Carolina Player of the Year...Named to the North Carolina All-State Team in 2000...Earned U.S. Olympic Development Academic All-America honors... Featured in ESPN Magazine as a U.S. Navy Scholastic first team All-America selection.

PERSONAL: Biology major...Second oldest of four children of Mark and Marnie Johnson...Spent the summer of 2003 refining her game by training with the WUSA's Philadelphia Charge...Comes from a long line of Villanova alum... Family moved from Charlotte, N.C., to Ambler, Pa., in 2004...Born 5/12/83.

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