Samantha Johnson, Jamie Fink Earn All-Pac-12 Honors|
Nov. 7, 2012
Two members of the USC women's soccer team have landed all-conference honors for 2012. Trojan senior standout Samantha Johnson has earned 2012 All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention, and newcomer Jamie Fink has picked up a spot on the Pac-12 All-Freshman Team. Both Trojans were full-time starters for USC this year, with Johnson supplying firepower on the front lines and Fink anchoring the USC midfield.
Samantha Johnson was most recently the recipient of Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week honors and named a CS360 Primetime Player of the Week after serving up her 15th career goal during USC's upset win over ranked rival UCLA. With five goals and two assists this season, Johnson provided a team-high goal count -- tied with junior newcomer Jordan Marada -- and served up two game-winners for the Women of Troy. With 15 career goals, Johnson finishes her USC playing career ranked No. 11 on USC's all-time career scoring list. In 2012, Johnson started 16 games and appeared in 18, standing out as a late-game goal provider, striking in the 74th minute or later, including game-winners in the 90th minute and the 100th minute. A Pac-10 All-Freshman Team selection back in 2009, Johnson has gone on to collect 37 career points as a Trojan on her way to her senior season's All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention accolades.
For freshman Jamie Fink, she's starting her Trojan career off with an early nod of respect in her Pac-12 All-Freshman Team pick. Fink started every game this season for the Trojans in the midfield, proving herself as a linchpin in the USC gameplan with her strength and skill in the center. Her first career point came as the game-winning assist to Johnson in the 90th minute at San Diego. Later in the season, she'd nail her first career goal at Oregon State.