Pfeiffer middle attacker dies in car crash during weekend

A Pfeiffer middle attacker was killed during the weekend as a result of a car accident.

Lance Johnson, a junior, died in a one-car accident Sunday near his home in Pennsylvania, according to the Pfeiffer athletics department.

Details regarding the accident have not been determined as of Tuesday.

Johnson played in 14 matches for Pfeiffer last season and led the team with a 1.17 blocks per game average.

As a sophomore, he helped lead the Falcons to the program’s first Conference Carolinas title. Johnson in the conference tournament championship match in April had seven kills and a match-high five blocks as Pfeiffer swept Mount Olive to win the championship.

Before arriving at Pfeiffer, Johnson — a native of Harrisburg, Pa. — led Central Dauphin High School to a state championship and was a Second-Team All-State selection. In addition, the middle attacker earned First-Team Mid-Pennsylvania and Second-Team District 3 honors while in high school.

Johnson was a music major at Pfeiffer and became known throughout the athletics department for listening to music on his trademark headphones before matches.

Information about memorial services for Johnson will be made available in the upcoming days.