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Sarah Johnson
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Sarah Johnson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Wildwood, Mo.

High School:
Lafayette High

Height:
5-4

Position:
Defender

At Missouri State: As a senior, Sarah Johnson will look to leadfrom the defensive side of the ball for the Bears. In 2007,Johnson started in all 21 games, had 12 shots with five on goal, and two assists, one coming at Miami onOct. 7 and the other vs. Ball State on Oct. 28 for two points on the year. Johnson was the long Missouri State representative on the All-MAC first-team in 2007. In the 2006 season, Johnson started 17 matches for the Bears as a defensive captain. She was named to the 2006 NFHCA Divison I Academic Squad with five teammates. As a freshman, Johnson started in every match. She also posted a defensive save for the Bears against Ohio State and took one shot in her collegiate debut against Saint Louis University.

Background: Johnson joined the Bears after being a four-year letterwinner in field hockey, lacrosse and basketball during her career with the Lafayette Lancers. In her four years at Lafayette, Johnson led her field hockey team to a record of 79-18-2 and a four-year conference mark of 34-0. As a senior, Johnson was in the top 10 for assists in the state of Missouri. She was also named first team all-metro, all-conference, team captain, defensive MVP, was nominated for NFHCA Academic All-American, and led the Lancers to the state semifinals her senior year. In her junior year, Johnson was named second team all-metro, first team all-conference, team captain and defensive MVP. As a freshman, she was named the Rookie of the Year by coach Kelly Yates, a member of the Missouri State University Athletics Hall of Fame.

Personal: Johnson was born Nov. 11, 1986, in St. Louis, Mo. She is the daughter of Phillip and Linda Johnson.

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