North Carolina's Johnson Named Warrior/USL Player of the Week

In an impressive freshman debut, North Carolina goalie Caton Johnson made 21 saves to fuel an upset victory over Duke. (PHOTO VIA UNC)

In his first career start, North Carolina goalie Caton Johnson made an impressive 21 saves to fuel a 10-8 upset victory over then-No. 5 Duke on Saturday. He anchored a defense that held the fifth-ranked Blue Devils scoreless over the final 17:50. 

His save total, which included nine in the fourth quarter, set a new UNC freshman record, making him the Warrior/US Lacrosse Player of the Week. It was the most saves by a UNC goalkeeper since Kieran Burke had 21 saves against Harvard on March 17, 2015 in a 15-10 Tar Heels victory. 

Prior to Saturday's performance, Johnson had only played eight minutes this season.


The Warrior/US Lacrosse Player of the Week, selected by US Lacrosse Magazine staff and contributors, recognizes the top performers in Division I men’s lacrosse throughout the season.

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