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Jenn Johnson Named SEC Defensive Player Of The Week

Sept. 24, 2007

AUBURN, Ala. - Junior defender Jenn Johnson has been named the Southeastern Conference's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week, the conference office announced on Monday.

Johnson, from Loganville, Ga. (Greater Atlanta Christian), earned the honor after anchoring a backline that did not surrender a goal over the past week, shutting out Samford (3-0) and Louisiana-Lafayette (2-0) in back-to-back contests. In Friday's win at Samford, Johnson started and played all 90 minutes and helped the Tigers limit Samford to just six shots, only four of which were on frame.

Johnson came back Sunday and switched from her normal outside back position to a center-back and helped AU limit ULL to just seven shots, only two of which went on frame. She also collected her first assist of the season, earning the second assist on Gabi Rivera's second-half goal.

Johnson, who has started 48 consecutive matches for Auburn, leads AU in minutes played this season with 655.

Johnson becomes the second Auburn soccer player to win a weekly award this season, joining Ashley Marks, who was named the SEC Freshman of the Week on Sept. 10.



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