Lily Johnson
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Lily  Johnson

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Wildwood, Mo.

High School:
Lafayette HS

Height:
5-11

Position:
Outside Hitter

06/30/2015

Missouri Valley Recognizes 135 MSU Scholar-Athletes

Becker, Karlsen, Duckworth, Scott and Beaty earn prestigious MVC President’s Council Award

12/17/2014

Lily Johnson Becomes MSU's Sixth Volleyball All-American

Freshman is third Bears' All-American in last five seasons

2014 AVCA HM All-American
2014 AVCA First-Team All-Region
2014 MVC Freshman of the Year
2014 First-Team All-MVC
MVC Player of the Week 9/15/14
MVC Freshman of the Week 9/15/14 • 11/10/14

2014 (Freshman)
• Posted one of the most prolific freshman seasons in MSU history, leading the MVC and setting MSU freshman records with 495 kills and a 3.99 average
• Became the first freshman at Missouri State to earn All-America status as an honorable mention selection by the AVCA
• Also an AVCA first-team all-Region pick, first-team all-MVC selection and the MVC Freshman of the Year
• Averaged 4.50 points and 0.31 aces per set to lead the MVC in both categories, adding 2.52 digs and 0.36 blocks
• Had at least 10 kills in 27 matches, including a streak of 13 in a row to close the season that serves as the longest at MSU since 1997
• Posted seven matches with 20 or more kills, the most in a season since 1998
• Kill total and average ranked sixth and seventh, respectively, on MSU's single season list
• Her 26 kills against Ball State (9/12) and 23 at Kansas State (9/8) ranked as the Nos. 1 and 3 freshman totals in school history
• Ranked third nationally among freshmen in total kills and sixth in average
• Hit .300 or better in eight matches
• Matches with at least 20 kills include 26 vs. Ball State (9/12), 23 at Kansas State (9/8), 21 vs. Wichita State (10/10), 21 vs. Loyola (10/25), and 20 at Loyola (9/26), at Indiana State (11/22), and vs. Illinois State (11/28)
• Recorded at least 10 digs in 14 matches with 12 double-doubles
• Served multiple aces on 10 occasions, with 39 on the season and a high of five against Evansville (11/15)
• Two-time MVC Freshman of the Week and one-time MVC Player of the Week

Background
• One of the most decorated high school players ever to sign with Missouri State
• Named to both the AVCA and PrepVolleyball All-America teams as a senior, as well as earning first-team Academic All-America and third-team club volleyball All-America honors from PrepVolleyball
• Also earned All-America distinction at the Girls' Junior National Championships in 2012 and 2014, helping her club to a fifth-place finish in 2014 at the USA Volleyball event
• Honored as the Missouri Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior
• Led Lafayette to three state championships during her career
• Piled up 398 kills her senior year (5.04/set) to go with 66 aces, 52 blocks and 270 digs while hitting nearly .500
• Earned All-America honors from Mizuno and PrepVolleyball following an outstanding junior season in which she led Lafayette with 257 kills, 261 digs and 51 aces while hitting .342
• Lafayette went 40-0 in matches and 80-0 in sets that season for a No. 2 national ranking according to PrepVolleyball
• Earned St. Louis Post Dispatch all-Metro Player of the Year honors in addition to first-team all-state, all-district, all-region, all-metro and all-conference accolades both her junior and senior seasons
• Johnson amassed 329 kills for a 3.83 per set average as a sophomore, including 62 in the state tournament and a championship-match record 24 in the final
• Second-team all-state pick as a sophomore

Personal
• Born June 7, 1996, in Chesterfield, Mo.
• Daughter of David and Maryellen Johnson
• Father played tennis at Baker University and is a member of the school's athletics hall of fame
• Majoring in Cell and Molecular Biology

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