VCU's Johnson Named NCAA, A-10 Men's Soccer Player of the Week; Fisher Earns National Honor

RICHMOND, Va. – Junior Jason Johnson and freshman Devon Fisher received weekly awards Monday after helping lead VCU to a pair of wins over the weekend.  Johnson garnered both NCAA and Atlantic 10 Conference Men's Soccer Player of the Week accolades, while Fisher was named to the College Soccer News National Team of the Week.

The duo made a splash in their A-10 debuts, leading VCU to a perfect 2-0 week, including a 4-1 win over No. 13 Charlotte on Friday night, the Rams' first victory against a ranked opponent in six years.  The Black and Gold also handed the 2011 NCAA Runner-up its worst loss in nearly three seasons.  VCU followed with a 3-0 victory over reigning A-10 regular season champion George Washington on Sunday.

Johnson finished the week with a team-leading two goals and two assists.  He scored in the 63rd minute to extend VCU's lead to 3-1 against Charlotte before assisting on the Rams' final score in the 71st minute.  On Sunday, Johnson provided the game-winning assist in the 27th minute before adding a goal in the 37th against George Washington.

Fisher, meanwhile, scored both of VCU's game-winning goals over the weekend.  He put the Rams on top 2-1 in the 42nd minute against Charlotte before giving VCU a 1-0 advantage in the 27th minute against the Colonials.

Johnson currently ranks second in the A-10 with eight goals and 19 points, while Fisher's four goals are the second-most among freshmen.

VCU, off to a 6-1-3 start, has outscored its opponents 22-7 through the first 10 matches of the season, including a 7-1 advantage last weekend alone.  The Rams rank second in the A-10 in goals against average at 0.65.

VCU begins a four-game road swing on Friday, Oct. 12 at Saint Louis.  Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.  The Rams then visit Butler on Oct. 14.


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