THIRD STAR, Leighton Johnson, Men's Soccer

THIRD STAR, Leighton Johnson, Men's Soccer

Men’s third star – Leighton Johnson

Trinity Western Spartans soccer

Forward

4th-year  

Strathmore, Alta.

General Studies 

Game log: Friday, Nov. 3 – goal on four shots in 3-2 W vs. Alberta at CW MSOC Final Four / Saturday, Nov. 4 – goal and an assist in 3-2 L vs. UBC in CW MSOC gold medal game. 

Leighton Johnson was once again an instrumental figure for the Spartans as they earned a silver medal at the Canada West MSOC Final Four. 

Johnson scored the overtime game-winner against highly-touted Alberta to send the Spartans to the Canada West final for the first time since 2008. In the final against UBC, Johnson tallied a goal and an assist in what was a heartbreaking 3-2 overtime loss against the Thunderbirds.

Playing at Thunderbird Stadium, Johnson helped TWU take a 2-0 lead only to see UBC rally for the extra time victory. Johnson finished the post-season with four goals and two assists in three games, as TWU put together its best result in a decade while also capturing a conference medal for the second straight year. Last season, the Spartans earned a Canada West bronze medal. Including the regular season and playoffs, Johnson finished the year with 10 goals and eight assists in 19 games.

August 30, 2017

Men’s first star – Leighton Johnson

Trinity Western Spartans soccer

Forward

4th-year

Calgary, Alta.

General Studies 

Game log: Friday, August 25 – three goals and one assist in 5-1W vs. Victoria / Saturday, August 26 – two shots in 1-0 loss against UBC

Leighton Johnson opened the Canada West season by scoring three goals and adding an assist in a 5-1 road win over Victoria. After scoring four goals in his first three seasons with the Spartans, Johnson exploded for a hat-trick to lead TWU to its largest margin of victory since a 5-1 win over Saskatchewan in 2009. Along with his three goals, Johnson also had a brilliantly-struck cross, which was headed home by Cody Fransen. Despite injuries to a couple of key players, Johnson’s offensive foray helped TWU to one of its most impressive season-opening outings in program history. Johnson followed his Friday-night performance with a solid 90-minute effort in a hard-fought 1-0 loss against UBC. The Spartans (1-1) will now return home to host UNBC in back-to-back games Sept. 1-2 at Chase Office Field on the TWU campus.