MPSF Rookie of the Week (Feb. 17)
MPSF Rookie of the Week (March 24)
MPSF Rookie of the Week (April 28)
All-MPSF First Team
MPSF All-Tournament Team
FRESHMAN (2014): Fusco was the most dominant offensive force for the Buffs. She led the team in points (62), goals (45), shots attempted (95) and shots on goal (77), tied for the lead in free-position goals (12) and assists (17), ranked second in ground balls (33) and draw controls (50) and fourth in caused turnovers (12). She ranked in the MPSF top six in goals, free-position goals, points and shots per game and game-winning goals (three). Fusco scored in all but two of her 18 games played (15 starts), picking up five hat tricks and scoring four or more goals in four other games. She had six or more points in six games and two or more assists in five. Fusco holds the top three spots on the CU single game list for shots, taking seven or more in seven different games. Fusco was a three-time MPSF Rookie of the Week honoree (earning the title more than any other newcomer), claiming the title in both the first and last weeks of the regular season. She earned her first ROW title after the Buffs’ inaugural weekend. Against Stetson and Jacksonville, she led the Buffs with nine points off five goals and four assists. She got her second title after working as a key piece to CU’s late comeback against Brown. Through the Bears claimed the victory, Fusco scored four goals, all coming during CU’s 8-1 run in the final 12:30 of the game. Fusco won the final title of the season for recording a game-high six points off of five goals and an assist in CU’s sudden victory over Oregon. She also had a team-high five draw controls and added a ground ball and a caused turnover. Fusco set CU single game records against UC Davis, with eight points, off five goals and three assists, and 13 shots. Fusco continued to shine in the postseason, scoring five goals, adding three assists and winning three draws, helping the Buffs to the MPSF Tournament semifinal and earning a spot on the All-Tournament team.
COACH ELLIOTT ON FUSCO: “I feel so fortunate to have found Johnna late in the recruiting process. Johnna has great speed and is very competitive. Both these qualities will make her successful in our program. Johnna’s speed and athleticism will allow her to play a bunch of different positions for us on the field, and we are excited to watch her continue to develop.”
HIGH SCHOOL: Fusco was a two-time All-American and a four-year letter-winner at Lassiter. She set all-time school records with 177 goals, 163 assists, 340 points and 310 groundballs. In her first two seasons alone, she had already broken into the top 10 in Lassiter’s career record books in goals and points. She helped lead the Lady Trojans to a 78-12 record in her four seasons, including a state runner-up finish her freshman and senior seasons and a quarterfinal berth as a sophomore. Her senior year, she recorded 48 goals and 71 assists, helping her to the 2013 Marietta Daily Journal/Cobb County Girls Lacrosse Player of the Year title. She was a back-to-back first-team All-State honoree her final two seasons, also earning second-team and honorable mention honors as a sophomore and freshman, respectively. Fusco was also a four-year letter-winner for Lassiter’s cheer squad.
IN THE CLASSROOM: Fusco is currently an open option major, but is interested in integrative physiology in hopes of pursuing a career as a pharmacist.
PERSONAL: Johnna Elizabeth Fusco was born on June 26, 1994 in Atlanta, Ga. Her parents are Anthony and Maribeth Fusco. Her father works in professional claims, and her mother is a teacher. She lists the biggest moment of her prep career as beating Chattahoochee by one point in the state semi-finals to earn a spot the championship match her freshman season.