Boston, Mass. – During the most explosive offensive week of his young career, Clark University freshman Nick Johnson (Amherst, Mass.) has been named New England Women's And Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) lacrosse offensive player of the week it was announced by the league office on Monday.
In a 2-0 week for the surging Cougars, Johnson had 15 points as the Scarlet and White snapped a two game losing streak to improve to 6-4.
Johnson scored a career-high 11 points with four goals and seven assists in a 17-7 win over Worcester-area rival Anna Maria last Monday. At one point in the win over the AMCATS, he assisted on five straight goals and scored on another as the Cougars rolled to victory.
Then in a dramatic, 6-5 overtime win over league rival Wheaton, Johnson scored the game-tying goal on two occasions in the final five minutes. His goal with 4:52 remaining evened the game at 4-4 and his marker with just eight seconds left forced the extra session - which the Scarlet and White won.
The seven assists in the win over Anna Maria were the third highest single game mark in school history and the fourth most in a game in Division III this year.
Johnson has made an incredible impact in his first season at Clark. He ranks third in the league in goals (24), second in points (40), first in shots (71) and fourth in assists (16).
Clark will face its toughest test to date on Wednesday when the Cougars entertain a streaking Babson team that has won six straight games and is coming off of an 18-0 win over Emerson on Saturday.
Faceoff is slated for 8:00 p.m.