Lady Eagles Johnson Signs with Eastern New Mexico

MSJC women's basketball player Sarina Johnson signed a National Letter of Intent and scholarship today with Eastern New Mexico University.sarinasigns1.jpg

Johnson, a Hemet High School grad, was a named Second Team All State as well as First Team All Pacific Coast Athletic Conference this past season for the Lady Eagles.  Johnson was also an Honorable Mention all conference pick following her freshman season for MSJC.  Sarina averaged 14.1 points per game during the 2015-16 season and was second in the state in three point shooting percentage on the season, making 44% of her 3 point attempts.  Johnson also grabbed just shy of five rebounds a game and passed out 3.4 assists. 

Johnson helped the Lady Eagles to their third conference title in four years as MSJC posted a 30-2 overall record.  MSJC started the season by winning a school record 24 straight games.  Johnson earned all tournament honors at the San Jacinto Lion's Club Tip-Off Tournament, the High Desert Classic in Barstow, The Desert Winter Classic in Palm Desert, and the Ventura Optimists Tournament, as well as being named the MVP of the Panther Pride Tournament at Chaffey College during her sophomore season. Johnson along with her sophomore teammates; Lauren Morrison, Suzie Castro-Larsen, Christina Grant, and Genaya Wilkinson leave MSJC as the winningest players in program history as they helped the Lady Eagles to 54 wins over the past two seasons.

Eastern New Mexico is an NCAA Division II school located in Portales, New Mexico.  The Greyhounds are members of the Lone Star Conference.  "I'm very proud of Sarina and all she has accomplished in her time here at MSJC," said Lady Eagles head coach Chris Mozga.  "She is exactly the kind of person that we want around our program, beyond being a great player for us she was also a great teammate and a pleasure to coach."  "We are going to miss her around here, but I am confident she will be successful at the next level".

Sarina Johnson (seated) pictured with some of her MSJC Lady Eagle teammates signed a National Letter of Intent and scholarship on Wednesday to attend Eastern New Mexico University. Johnson was part of 54 wins over the past two years for MSJC and earned 2nd Team All State status this past season.