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Johnson named to Women's Soccer All-Landmark squad

(Posted November 12, 2009)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- Juniata College senior back Melissa Johnson (Colonia, N.J./John F. Kennedy) was a Second team selection on the All-Landmark Conference squads, which were announced Thursday afternoon.

Johnson is a two-time All-Landmark honoree, after earning First team All-Landmark Conference honors in 2008. She tallied one assist this season รข?" on the lone goal in Juniata's 1-0 win over Goucher College. However it was her dazzling speed on the Juniata backline that earned her a spot on the All-Landmark team, as she ran down opposing attackers on breakaways time-and-time again.

Johnson is also the only Juniata student-athlete to earn All-Landmark Conference honors in two different sports; she also earned First team All-Landmark Conference honors in track and field (both indoor and outdoor seasons) in 2008-09.

The Eagles finished their 2009 season with a 5-12-0 overall mark, 1-5-0 in the Landmark Conference.

2009 All-Landmark Conference Women's Soccer Team
First Team

F-Kelly Donnelly, Catholic , Jr., Garden City, N.J. (Garden City)
F-Abby Montgomery, Susquehanna, Sr., Hughesville, Pa. (Hughesville)
F-Emily Weida, Drew, So., Lancaster, Pa. (Lancaster Country Day)
M-Julie Briskey, Susquehanna, Jr., Selinsgrove, Pa. (Selinsgrove Area)
M-Alyssa Goodman, Drew, Sr., Schenectady, N.Y. (Emma Willard)
M-Chelsea Paskman, Scranton, Jr., Chalfont, Pa. (Central Bucks South)
M-Diana Spadaro, Catholic, Sr., Stony Point, N.Y. (Albertus Magnus)
D-Diana Feldman, Moravian, So., York, Pa. (Central York)
D-Kim Miranowic, Drew, Sr., Edison, N.J. (Edison)
D-Helene Nicoletti, Catholic, Sr., Haddonfield, N.J. (Haddonfield)
D-Erin Unterstein, Scranton, Sr., Lincroft, N.J. (Middletown South)
G-Alyssa Kemmerer, Susquehanna, Sr., Berwick, Pa. (Berwick Area)

Second Team
F-Shannon McEvoy, Moravian, Jr., Lafayette, N.J. (High Point)
F-Christine Meconi, Drew, So., Brooklyn, N.Y. (Midwood)
F-Courtney Orgill, Catholic, Fr., Wall, N.J. (Wall)
M-Sydney Parker, Scranton, Fr., Randolph, N.J. (Randolph)
M-Sisley Pumilia, Goucher, Jr., Spofford, N.H. (Keene)
M-Emily Rodriguez, Moravian, Jr., Bethlehem, Pa. (Liberty)
M-Alessandra Valdetara, Moravian, Sr., Butler, N.J. (Butler)
D-Eileen Black, Moravian, Fr., Branchburg, N.J. (Somerville)
D-Melissa Johnson, Juniata, Sr., Colonia, N.J. (John F. Kennedy)
D-Caitlin Murphy, Susquehanna, Jr., Rutherford, N.J. (Rutherford)

G-Caitlin Byrne, Scranton, Jr., East Rutherford, N.J. (IHA)
G-Kellen Matthews, Goucher, Jr., Northboro, Mass. (Algonquin Regional)

Offensive Player of the Year: Chelsea Paskman, Scranton
Defensive Player of the Year: Helene Nicoletti, Catholic
Rookie of the Year: Courtney Orgill, Catholic
Coaching Staff of the Year (Head Coach): Susquehanna (Kathy Kroupa)

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