Grove City College's Chelsea Johnson Takes April 16 Division III Player of the Week Award
BRIDGEPORT, Pa. -- Grove City College's Chelsea Johnson (Sr., Worthington, Ohio/Thomas Worthington) registered 22 goals, 10 assists and 13 steals to earn the April 16 Women's Varsity Division III Player of the Week award and power the No. 9-nationally ranked Wolverines to a 5-0 weekend at the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Division III Central-vs.-East Tournament hosted by Utica College.
The 2011 CWPA Division III Eastern Championship Most Valuable Player, her performance at Utica in helping the Wolverines down the host Pioneers (18-2 W), Connecticut College (13-7 W), No. 9-ranked Washington & Jefferson College (14-4 W), Pennsylvania State University-Behrend (18-3 W) and Chatham University (17-5 W) by a cominbed 80-to-21 scoring margin helped Grove City finish 10-0 in conference play.
She began the tournament by posting five goals, two assists and four steals against Utica before adding six goals, two assists and four steals against Connecticut. Against the nationally-ranked Presidents of W&J, she tallied a hat-trick with three assists and a steal, while chipping in seven goals, an assist and a pair of steals against PSU-Behrend. Johnson closed out the weekend with a goal, two assists and two steals.
The award marks the sixth CWPA Player of the Week honor of Johnson's career as he garnered notice as the March 5 Player of the Week earlier this season after taking the February 28 and March 2 accolades last season. In addition, she received the March 8 and April 15 awards in 2010 during the first season of CWPA Division III play.
She will look to continue her performance, earn her seventh Player of the Week award and second championship Most Valuable Player nod while leading the Wolverines to their third consecutive Division III Championship this weekend as the league's nine Division III squads converge on Grove City for the 2012 championship on Friday-Saturday, April 20-21.
April 16 Women's Division III Player of the Week Honor Roll: Ali Templin (Utica College), Selina Breiner (Chatham University)