PATRICK ON JOHNSON:
"We will really rely on Joselyn's vocal leadership this season. She also will provide depth at middle hitter and be able to help our young players at that position through any problems that they might have. Last year, we used her as a spark off the bench. When one of our middles wasn't playing well, we put Joselyn in there and she made things happen, whether she got us out of a tough rotation or sparked us to score a couple of points in a row. We're hoping that she can play that role on this team again this year."
Battled injuries all season, playing in just 13 matches...Recorded 15 kills and 15 blocks in 24 games...Provided a spark off the bench with five kills and a block in the Lady Vols' 3-1 victory over Arkansas on Sept. 17.
Played in 19 matches and earned four starts throughout the season...Finished fifth on the team in both kills (86) and kills/game (1.69)...Had 11 kills in the Lady Vols' 3-1 win over Xavier on Sept. 16...Posted a solid performance in Tennessee's SEC opener at Arkansas, collecting nine kills and a career best seven blocks...Followed that up by hitting .417 (7-2-12) and blocking four attacks at LSU on Sept. 25...Set career highs in both hitting percentage (.562 - 12-3-16) and kills (12) in UT's 3-0 sweep of Ole Miss on Sept. 30...Tallied seven kills, a dig and a block in the Big Orange's 3-0 win over Mississippi State later that weekend...Recorded career highs in total attacks (30) and digs (5) at Alabama on Oct. 16...Also recorded the first assist of her two-year career...Played a part in the Lady Vols' 3-0 road victory over Kentucky with a pair of kills, two digs and four blocks...Saw action in two NCAA Tournament matches (Jacksonville State and Minnesota), contributing two kills and an assist.
Hit .400 with a season-high nine kills to go with two digs in the Lady Vols' 3-0 sweep over Tennessee-Martin on Sept. 11...Had three putaways three days later as the Big Orange took care of Lipscomb in three straight...On Sept. 17, Johnson tallied five kills and three digs in a win over Virginia Tech...Earned two kills as UT topped Ole Miss, 3-0...Contributed to the Orange and White's sweep of Mississippi State on Sept. 26 with a pair of kills...Put two more balls down in MSU's return trip to Knoxville...Compiled seven kills and six blocks in UT's 3-1 win at Appalachian State on Nov. 1.
Earned four varsity letters at Muncie Central...Her team won state championships in 1999 and 2002 with records of 36-3 and 40-1, respectively...Collectively, MCHS was 142-12 (.922) during her four-year career...Johnson's 2001 squad compiled a 33-2 mark en route to a second-place finish at the state championship...Was a Paul Mitchell and Student Sports Magazine All-American her junior year and was also a member of the All-North Central Conference and all-state teams...A two-time Junior Olympics All-America honoree...Was an Indiana All-Star in 2001 and 2002...Earned all-state status her senior season...Ended her career with the Muncie Central Bearcats ranked among the top 10 in games played (261) and the top five in kills (786), kills per game (3.01), hitting percentage (.374) and blocks (180)...Her club team, Munciana, won national championships in the open division of the 15s in 1999 and the 17s in 2002...In addition to volleyball, Johnson also collected four varsity letters in basketball and one in track & field...She was named all-conference in basketball in 2001 and 2002...Led the league in field goal percentage her senior season as well...A member of the DECA (Delta Epsilon Chi Association) marketing organization and Sports Marketing Club.
Johnson is majoring in African American Studies and is set to graduate in December of 2007...Is interested in criminal justice...Models herself after professional volleyball player Demitria Sance...Chose Tennessee because of the great academic support and the fact that it felt like a home away from home...Cites Venus and Serena Williams as famous people she admires...Goes by the nickname "Joz"...Has one brother, Louis, 21, who is a junior wide receiver at Ball State...Joselyn Lenora Johnson, the daughter of Louis and Vivian Johnson, was born on Sept. 24, 1984, in Muncie, Ind.
|Kills||12 vs. Ole Miss (9/30/05)|
|Attacks||30 at Alabama (10/16/05)|
|Hitting Pct. (min. 3 att/g)||.562 (12-3-16) vs. Ole Miss (9/30/05)|
|Assists||1 (three times) most recently vs. Virginia (8/25/06)|
|Aces||1 at South Carolina (10/26/05)|
|Solo Blocks||1 (seven times) most recently, vs. Centenary (8/26/06)|
|Block Assists||7 at Arkansas (9/23/05)|
|Total Blocks||7 at Arkansas (9/23/05)|
|Digs||5 at Alabama (10/16/05)|
|Kills||5 (two times) most recently vs. Arkansas (9/17)|
|Attacks||10 (two times) most recently vs. Arkansas (9/17)|
|Hitting Pct. (min. 3 att/g)||.400 (5-1-10) vs. Centenary (8/26)|
|Assists||1 vs. Virginia (8/25)|
|Solo Blocks||1 vs. Centenary (8/26)|
|Block Assists||5 vs. Centenary (8/26)|
|Total Blocks||6 vs. Centenary (8/26)|
|Digs||1 (two times) most recently vs. Georgia (10/8)|
|JOHNSON'S CAREER STATISTICS|