May 26, 2017

Peanut Johnson Named to U.S. National Indoor Team

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May 26, 2017

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COLUMBUS, OhioPeanut Johnson, one of the most prolific scorers in Ohio State history and a third-team All American in 2015, has been selected to the U.S. Senior Indoor National Team and will look to represent the red, white and blue this year at the Pan American Indoor Cup (PAIC) in Guyana.

“I was very pleased to see the level of competition for places on the squads was much stronger this year,” said head coach Jun Kentwell. “We have set the bar higher and it has been pleasing to see the players respond to the challenges which they have faced this past year.

We have some very talented young players who showed in the Rohrmax Cup that they can play at the international level, but they will need the poise and leadership from some of our experienced senior players if we are to be successful in our goal of qualifying for the Indoor World Cup.”

Johnson graduated with her name prominent throughout the Ohio State record book, finishing 12th all-time in points with 93 (36 goals, 21 assists), 10th in goals and 13th in assists. Her career resume includes three All-Big Ten honors, three All-Region selections and a third team All-America nod as a senior in 2015.

After leading the Buckeyes in assists as a junior with 11, Johnson set a career high during her final season with 12 goals. She had four multi-goal games, including five-point performances against Ball State, Ohio and Iowa.

In Ohio State’s 2015 regular season home finale, she collected the second hat trick of her career with a three-goal, one assist effort in a 6-3 win over California. In addition to earning All-American accolades, Johnson was also selected to play in the NFHCA Senior All-Star Game.

The team will train throughout the summer in the lead-up to the PAIC, with the selections for Team USA’s roster that will travel to Guyana being made at the beginning of September.