7   Thea Johnson
Thea Johnson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Homewood, IL

High School:
Homewood-Flossmoor

Height:
5-9

Position:
M

Experience:
3L


2007: Earned a total of four season points with one goal and two assists ... Ranked third on the team with 31 shots and landed 12 on goal ... Scored game-winning goal in 3-2 win over Central Michigan (10-26) and assisted on a goal against Buffalo in the 12th minute to aid in a 2-1 victory (10-7) ... Had a 4.0 GPA during the fall semester and earned Victory Scholar (3.5 GPA and above) honors in each semester of the academic year.

2006: Recorded six points on two goals and two assists ... Team's third-leading scorer while starting all 21 matches ... Scored long goal vs. Northwestern (9-15) ... Assisted on only goal in 1-0 victory over Ohio (9-29) ... Added an assist in the regular season finale vs. Western Michigan (10-26) ... Scored team's lone goal in the MAC Tournament Final vs. Toledo (11-5) ... NIU Victory Scholar (3.50 gpa or better) honoree.

2005: Totaled three points on one goal and one assist ... Tied for team's fifth-highest point total ... One of three players to start 17 matches and played in 18 contests ... Began collegiate career by scoring team's first goal, an unassisted strike, in 2-1 season-opening victory over UW-Green Bay (8-26) ... Had an assist on the match-winning goal against Ohio (9-30).

High School: Earned Illinois High School Soccer Coaches Association All-State, Northwest Times' Player of the Year, and first team All-Area by both Northwest Times and Star Newspapers as a senior ... Racked up 102 points on 39 goals and 24 assists while helping team to 17-5-2 record and conference title during senior season ... Made Orion All-Tournament squad after helping squad capture tourney crown in 2005 ... Earned IHSSCA All-Sectional honors as junior and senior after honorable mention status as a sophomore ... Three-time All-SICA East selection after attaining honorable mention pick as a freshman ... Co-captain and MVP for both senior and junior campaigns ... Totaled 80 points on 31 goals and 18 assists and made Carbondale All-Tourney unit as a junior ... Tallied 98 goals and earned four letters during prep soccer career ... Field hockey letterwinner as freshman and was MVP and All-SICA East cross country performer during sophomore and junior years.

Personal: Played club soccer with Chicago Magic and made all-star units while attending summer camps at Purdue, Tampa, Indiana and NIU ... Father, Tim, was four-time All-American in track and field at Southern Illinois ... Parents are Tim and Nancy Johnson ... Physical Education major.

JOHNSON'S CAREER STATISTICS

Season	MP-MS	G	A	Pts.
2005	18-17	1	1	3
2006	21-21	2	2	6
2007	20-20	1	2	4
Totals	59-58	4	5	13