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Mason earns Lipscomb's first soccer A-Sun Player of the Week

Monday, October 24, 2005

Oct. 24, 2005

Macon, Ga. - Lipscomb's Scott Mason and Campbell's Aaron Johnson received Atlantic Sun Conference men's soccer Player of the Week honors as announced by the league office.

Mason took advantage of a break from conference play by leading Lipscomb's dismantling of Centenary on Sunday afternoon. The sophomore midfielder scored a school record four goals in the 7-0 victory while adding an assist. The team's seven goals matched the school record for offensive output. The Bisons have won four non-conference matches this season, their most since joining the Atlantic Sun Conference. Mason had not scored a goal prior to the Centenary match. The Long Beach, Calif., native is majoring in communications.

Johnson earned his second Defensive Player of the Week honor of the season after allowing only one goal in two Campbell victories last week, lowering his league leading goals against average to 0.88. He made six saves in Campbell's 2-0 victory over Gardner-Webb, which ran the team's record to 5-1-0 in A-Sun games and helped the Camels retain the top spot in the standings. Campbell owns a 9-1-1 record in games started by Johnson this year. His four shutouts over 11 games mark the most for a Camel in a year since Travis Maloy had five blankings during the 1993 season. Over CU's current five-game win streak, the St. Charles, Mo., native has allowed just two goals (0.40 GAA in the span). Johnson is majoring in government.

The Atlantic Sun Conference hands out offensive and defensive Player of the Week awards weekly during the 2005 soccer campaign.

The 11-member league headquartered in Macon, Ga., consists of Belmont, Campbell, ETSU, Florida Atlantic, Gardner-Webb, Jacksonville, Kennesaw State, Lipscomb, Mercer, North Florida and Stetson.

OTHER TOP PERFORMERS • Sonny Guadaramma, Campbell (Fr. - F - Cedar Park, Texas - Sport Management Major) Registered at least one point in each game during Campbell's five-match winning streak including two goals versus UNC Asheville

• Tommy Krizanovic, Jacksonville (Jr. - F - Jacksonville, Fla. - International Business Major) Matched a career-best with his 13th goal of the season versus Mercer

• Carey Alexander, Belmont (Sr. - D - Franklin, Tenn. - Accounting Major) Anchored a defense that surrendered just one goal to Big East foe Louisville