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Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics/Mike McLaughlin

Johnson Gains Second Ivy League Player of The Week Honor

Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics
          Release: 04/16/2012
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Junior Kacie Johnson of the Columbia women's lacrosse team has been named the Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week for the second time this season, as announced by the league office on Monday, April 16.

Johnson had stellar performances this week, setting two Columbia all-time season records and capturing the Lions' second home win of the season. In the first game this week, Johnson tallied four goals and five assists for a season-high nine points as Columbia defeated Lafayette 19-11 on Wednesday, April 11. Johnson's nine points gave her a Columbia season record 62 total points, breaking her mark of 59 set last season. With five assists in the game, she surpassed Marisa Marcellino's ('08CC) record of 25 for most assists in a season with a total of 27 assists. The league points leader added six points to her total against Yale on Saturday, April 14 with four goals and two assists.

The new Ivy League record holder for career draw controls, senior Taylor Gattinella, joins Johnson in this week's league honors. She earned a spot on the honor roll behind five goals and seven draw controls in two games.

Gattinella set the Ivy League all-time record for draw controls at Dartmouth on Saturday, March 24. She surpassed the previous mark of 141 set by Cornell's Jaimee Reynolds (1999-02) and continues to add to her total this season tallying a league record 152 career draw controls.

The Lions return to action on Wednesday, April 18 at 6 p.m. as they host New Hampshire at Robert K. Kraft Field.
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