Amanda Johansen Named MPSF Offensive Player of the Week|
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April 7, 2015
LOS ANGELES - USC women's lacrosse junior midfielder Amanda Johansen (Glen Head, N.Y./North Shore HS) was named Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) Offensive Player of the Week for the week of March 30-April 5 on Monday, April 6. Colorado's Paige Soenksen was named the league's Defensive Player of the Week and Kelly Myers of Stanford received the Rookie of the Week award.
Johansen has been integral to the Trojans' 8-3 overall record with a perfect 4-0 mark in MPSF games. Last week, USC dropped a hard-fought game against No. 2 Boston College on the road, 16-12, and then claimed a 13-11 win over Oregon in Eugene, Ore.
In USC's East Coast visit, Johansen scored four goals, picked up two ground balls, and had two draw controls against the Eagles. It was her third game this season with four goals or more. Against the Ducks, she matched a career-high with three assists and scored once to go with five draw controls, two ground balls, and two caused turnovers.
Johansen receives the program's third offensive weekly award of the year (Caroline de Lyra, Feb. 9, 2015; Kylie Drexel, Mar. 16, 2015) and pushes the Trojans' total for offensive and defensive player of the week certificates to six all-time. Johansen was the 2013 MPSF Rookie of the Year and was chosen for Rookie of the Week honors three times during her freshman season.
USC (8-3, 4-0 MPSF) concludes its regular-season home schedule at McAlister Field with a pair of games this weekend. The Trojans host Colorado (6-4, 1-2) on Friday, April 10, for a 3 p.m. PT game and then take on defending conference champion Denver (7-3, 2-1) on Sunday, April 12, at noon PT. The Women of Troy will honor their seniors in pre-game ceremonies prior to the Denver game.
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USC ALL-TIME MPSF LACROSSE WEEKLY AWARDS