October 10, 2011

Johnson, Carstens Earn SSC Player of the Week Honors

WINTER PARK, Fla. - The Saint Leo women's soccer team swept the Sunshine State Conference's Player of the Week honors on Monday as Jasmine Johnson and Laura Carstens earned Offensive and Defensive accolades, it was announced by SSC Commissioner Jay Jones.

After playing 110 minutes on defense in a 0-0 tie at Nova Southeastern, Johnson moved forward and factored in two goals to lift the No. 6 Lions to a 2-0 win over No. 10 Rollins. Facing the top-rated defense in Division II, Johnson assisted on the first goal scored against the Tars this season in the 18th minute of action. Just over two minutes later, she sealed the South Region win by scoring the second goal of the contest.

Defensively, Saint Leo freshman goalkeeper Laura Carstens posted two key SSC shutouts for the Lions. Carstens opened the week by gathering four saves in a scoreless tie at Nova Southeastern. She then notched seven saves in a 2-0 win over previously unbeaten Rollins. Carstens has now recorded four shutouts on the season.

It is the second time in 2011 Carstens has been awarded the honor.

The Lions return to action on Tuesday, October 11, when they host NAIA powerhouse Lindsey Wilson College.  Kickoff against the Blue Raiders is set for 7 p.m. at University Field.  For the latest news, updates, and information on the Saint Leo women's soccer team, visit SaintLeoLions.com.