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Wes Johnson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lilburn, Ga.

High School:
Parkview HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 185

Position:
Goalkeeper

Birthdate:
10/30/1986

Experience:
3L


Currently owns a career GAA of 1.17 which ranks fifth in UAB lore ... enters his senior season also ranked fifth in program history with eight shutouts ... four-time recipient of the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.

Junior Season (2008)
Started 14 games in the net for the Blazers ... finished fifth in the league with a 1.27 goals allowed average ... collected two shutouts on the season (at Memphis on 9/27 and vs. Marshall on 11/7) ... recorded 53 saves on the year, including a single-game career-best six saves on three separate occasions ... tabbed the Conference USA Scholar Athlete of the Year for men's soccer ... also earned CoSIDA First Team Academic All-District ... garnered a spot on the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.

Sophomore Season (2007)
Played and started in 17 contests during season ... recorded four shutouts and a 1.08 goals allowed average ... had three consecutive shutouts and had a streak of 431 minutes without allowing a goal ... a two-time recipient of the C-USA Defensive POW, earning the award for the weeks of Sept. 10 and Sept. 17 ... became the first player in program history to earn the league's weekly award in back-to-back weeks ... made five saves, including stopping a crucial penalty kick, to help UAB upset Indiana, 2-1, in Bloomington (9/21) ... had a career-best 11 saves at then-No. 6 SMU (10/17) ... made five saves in blanking Memphis (11/3) to secure a spot in the C-USA Tournament ... also recorded shutouts against Lipscomb (9/7) and Birmingham-Southern (9/14) ... named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll for third consecutive season.

Freshman Season (2006)
Played a key role in the Blazers' run to the NCAA Tournament ... started five of UAB's last seven contests, only losing once ... played in nine contests throughout season, starting on seven occasions ... recorded two shutouts on the season against Stetson (9/17) and nationally-ranked Kentucky (10/14) ... made a season and career-high nine saves in the 1-1 tie against then-No. 1 SMU during the Conference USA Tournament (11/3) ... had a goals allowed average of 1.20, allowing 10 goals in over 750 minutes of action ... named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll for second consecutive season.

Redshirt Season (2005)
Redshirt season ... named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.

High School
Georgia Class 5A Player of the Year as a senior for Class 5A power Parkview High School in Lilburn, Ga. ... chosen for the Pony/Eurosport Georgia High School All-Star Game ... led team to 2005 Georgia State title ... notched 13 shutouts as a senior ... named Gwinnett Goal Club Player of the Year, as well as all-county and scholar athlete ... named Gwinnett Daily Post All-County as well ... 2004-05 High School Peer Leader, member of Mu Alpha Theta and the National French Honor Society.

Other Soccer Info
Earned 2003 MVP honors for the U-18 Concorde Fire coached by Gregg Blasingame ... played on the regional ODP Team in 2004.

Personal
Full name is John Wesley Johnson ... born Oct. 30, 1986 in Atlanta, Ga. ... parents are Steve and Karen Johnson ... majoring in Biology and French ... has one brother, Nathan.

 
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