NU's Jaycie Johnson Claims Soccer Honors

Nebraska soccer freshman forward Jaycie Johnson has been named Big Ten Offensive Player and Freshman of the Week.

She earned the honors after recording three goals and two assists after her first two collegiate matches. Johnson also leads the conference with eight points after the opening weekend of play.

Johnson showed no signs of nerves as she notched five points in her Husker debut on Friday, including the final two NU scores en route to the 4-0 triumph over Southeast Missouri.

On Sunday, Johnson had a hand in two of NU’s four second half goals in the 4-1 win over Cincinnati, as she earned a penalty kick goal and an assist with six shot attempts in the match. Her third goal of the year is tied for the conference lead.

Johnson is Nebraska’s first Big Ten Freshman of the Week selection and the first Husker since Morgan Marlborough in 2009, to earn both offense and freshman conference awards in the same week. The last Nebraska Offensive Player of the Week was Mayme Conroy, who received the honor last year on Oct. 8, after recording a hat trick at Wisconsin.

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