Matt Johnson

Matt Johnson

Player Profile

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Williams, Ore.

High School:
Hidden Valley HS

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 156

Position:
Forward/Midfield

Experience:
2V

OREGON STATE: (2004) Matt is one of 13 returning letterwinners and four returning starters... his speed on the wing poses a danger for opponents out wide... coach Taylor's comments: "An exciting midfielder who can get forward and score goals with both pegs." (2003) Played in all 20 games, starting 14... totaled six points on two goals and two assists ... one game winning goal. (2002) Earned honorable mention All-Pac-10... made an impact on the frontline in his first year with nine points on three goals and three assists... sixth on the team with nine points... one of seven players to take the field in all 21 games, starting seven... one game-winning goal against Washington on Oct. 20... 15 shots. (2001) Redshirted his true freshman year.

DEFIANT/ELITE (CLUB): Played for the Defiant (Grants Pass) for one year and also for the Elite (Portland)... played 13 games for the Defiant, scoring 27 goals and dishing 13 assists... in 19 games for the Elite, he totaled 20 goals and 10 assists... team took third in the Snickers Cup.

HIDDEN VALLEY: Had an illustrious high school career... two-time all-state, all-conference and team captain... as a senior, was state MVP... District Six MVP... team won state title... lettered four years... tallied 98 goals and 47 assists for his career, including 32 goals as a senior and 31 as a junior... scored nine goals in one game.

PERSONAL: Family includes parents Jill Locurto, Paul Stom and David Rhys-Johnson; brothers Tyler Stom (15), Aaron Johnson (23), and Jason Peters (31)... born in Auburn, Calif... majoring in Business, contemplating a career in engineering... composes and performs music on the piano... has given several performances at campus events... enjoys piano, typing, any other sports.

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