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#31 Meghan Johnson Season 2024

Graduate Student
Baton Rouge, La.
High School
St. Joseph's Academy

3x Fall SEC Academic Honoree (2019, 2020, 2021)

Played in all 20 matches for the Tigers while earning four starts … tallied two goals on the season … scored first goal of season in LSU’s 5-0 win over ULL in the 81st minute … scored in the 38th minute of LSU’s 4-0 win over South Carolina on Oct. 21 … the goal against South Carolina made it into SportCenter’s Top 10 at the No. 5 spot … totaled 842 minutes of action on the season … season high in minutes (59) came against Arizona on Sept. 2 … took 25 shots on the season, 13 were on target.

Played in all 19 matches for the Tigers and started 16 of them … ranked second on the team with three assists on the season … first assist of the season came in LSU’s 1-1 draw at Missouri on Oct. 16 as she setup Taylor Dobles’ goal … picked up another assist on a Tinaya Alexander goal the following week in LSU’s 3-3 draw vs. Alabama (Oct. 23) … assisted Tinaya Alexander’s game winner in the second round of the SEC Tournament versus No. 14 Ole Miss with 12 second left in the first overtime period … totaled 1,224 minutes on the pitch including a season high of 92 in LSU’s match versus Alabama on Oct. 23 … took 28 shots on the season, 11 of them were on frame … LSU did not lose a match in 2020 when she registered an assist as the Tigers went 1-0-2 in those three contests … one of five LSU players to appear in all 19 matches.

Played in all 18 matches for the Tigers and earned 15 starts … her first-career goal came on Aug. 25 at Navy … the goal at Navy came in the 101st minute and gave LSU its first win of the season, 1-0 … scored a goal in LSU’s 2-2 draw against Mississippi State on Oct. 24 … scored a goal in the fifth minute of LSU’s season finale against Kentucky that helped propel LSU to a 3-2 win … started the final 15 matches of the season … took 16 shots on the season, eight of which were on goal … played the entirety of the match three times on the season (Kentucky, Arkansas, Auburn) … her three goals on the season were a team lead … finished the season with six points (three goals) … logged a total of 1,190 minutes on the pitch … season high of three shots came against McNeese State.

Appeared in six matches for the Tigers during her debut season … biggest moment of her season came in the quarterfinal match against Tennessee at the SEC Tournament … in the ninth round of a sudden death shootout, Johnson converted her game winning penalty kick to advance LSU, 7-6, to the semifinal round of the conference tournament … took her only two shots of the season in a road match at Arkansas, both shots were on goal … played a total of 66 minutes … made her collegiate debut in LSU’s 3-0 win over Lamar on Sept. 4.

Talented scoring forward from St. Joseph’s Academy … a four-time District Champion and all-district first team selection from 2015-18 … was the four-time St. Joseph’s Academy offensive MVP from 2015-18 … the all-district offensive MVP in 2017 and the overall MVP in 2018 … was honored three times as an All-Metro First Team selection from 2016-18 … was selected to the Division I All-State Freshmen Team in 2015 … Division I All-State Second Team selection in 2016 and 2017 … a member or the Louisiana East All-Star squad in 2018 where she was also awarded MVP honors … was a Louisiana Soccer Association State Champion in 2016 and 2017 as well as a Gulf States Premier League Champion in 2015.

Daughter of Angie and Gordon Johnson … has one brother named Jacob … majoring in biological sciences … cousin of Jeanne Kenney (LSU women’s basketball) … her mother, father and grandfather all attended LSU … a member of the National Honors Society … chose LSU because she has attended LSU soccer camps since elementary school and it has always been a dream of hers to represent the Purple and Gold on the pitch.

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