Lacrosse's Johnson Named Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week
Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics/Gene Boyars

PRINCETON, N.J. - Sophomore Kacie Johnson was named the Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week, conference officials announced today. The attacker erupted for nine points, including eight goals, in the Lions' lone game of the week. This is the first Ivy League weekly honor for Johnson.

Despite a heartbreaking 13-12 overtime loss to Quinnipiac, history was made on April 6 for the Columbia Lions.  Johnson exploded for nine points including eight goals and an assist. The eight goals in the game set a new single-season record for the program and is also an Ivy League high for the 2011 season. Johnson fired a staggering 15 shots in the game, 12 of which were on cage. She scored back-to-back goals in the finals minutes of play, including a goal that tied the score 12-12 with two minutes remaining and forced overtime. As if that wasn't enough, the Wilton, Conn., native also chipped in five groundballs, a pair of draw controls, and a caused turnover.

Johnson has scored in 19 straight games, dating back to March 17, 2010, and has scored in all but one game in her career.  She currently leads the team with 33 points from 23 goals and 10 assists.

Columbia is back in action on Wednesday, April 13 when it travels to Lafayette for a 7 p.m. game.