Women's Soccer


Rebecca Johnson
Rebecca Johnson
22

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Naperville, Ill.

High School:
Naperville North

Height:
5-6

Position:
Midfielder

Birthdate:
08/24/1980

2002:
Captain

2001:
Started all 21 games as a defender ? Recorded her first career assist against Syracuse in the Orange and Blue Classic ? Fired three shots from her defensive position ? Earned Academic All-Big Ten honors.

2000:
Started all 22 games in her first season back from an ACL injury ... Attempted four shots, one of which was on goal ... Earned Academic All-Big Ten honors.

1999:
Missed season with torn ACL.

1998:
Started 18 games at defender ... Teamed with Heidi Holtzman and Debbie Liang to form an imposing backfield ... That trio was greatly responsible for the Illini posting three shutouts in their first four games and allowing just two goals in the first five games ... One of six freshmen to start for the Illini, including an all-freshmen backfield ... Missed two games (vs. Valparaiso and Purdue) in mid-season with an aggravated quadricep muscle ... Illini defense allowed just 9.2 shots per game, including an 8.4 shot average in the first 11 games.

HIGH SCHOOL...
Chicago Sun-Times first-team all-area selection in 1998 ... Member of state select team in both 1996 and '97 ... Captain ... Naperville Sun all-area first team ... Naperville North was state runner-up in 1998 ... Scored nine goals as a senior and played every position but goalkeeper ... Member of defense that posted 16 shutouts ... Coached by Al Harris in high school.

PERSONAL...
Daughter of Karen Patrick ... Majoring in recreation ... Both brothers are at Illinois: Jason is strength and conditioning coach while Nate is on the wrestling team ... Married former Illini quarterback Kirk Johnson in June ... Favorite TV Show: Survivor; Favorite Class/Instructor: Kinesiology 142/Professor McAuley; Most Memorable Vacation: Honeymoon in St. Thomas; Favorite Restaurant: Dos Reales; Three Words to Describe Who I Am: Christian, Determined, Independent.

Johnson?s Career Statistics:

Year	   GP/GS	 SHOTS	G	 A	Pts.	SOG  GWG
1998	   18/18	  0	   0	 0	  0 	 0   0
2000    22/22   4    0  0   0   1   0
2001    21/21   3    0  1   1   3   0
2002  18/18    17    0  1   1   4   0
Totals  76/76	 24	   0	 2	  2	  8   0
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