#9 Joe Johnson

Men's Soccer
Class Senior Height 5'8"
Hometown Missoula, Mont. Weight 160
High School Hellgate Position Midfield
Club Teams FC Missoula,
Missoula Strikers
Major Geology (Anthropology minor)


Junior season (2007) - Played in 19 of 20 games, starting 18 ... Tallied three assists on the season from the midfield.

Sophomore season (2006) - Played in all 15 games, 11 as a starter, in his first college season ... Scored his first college goal against Pacific.

Prep - Played four varsity soccer seasons for coach Jay Anderson and the Knights at Hellgate High ... Team Captain hisjunior and senior years... First-Team All-State as a sophomore and junior ... First-Team All-Conference as a senior ... Also played three seasons of varsity basketball at Hellgate, sharing in a state championship as a senior ... Played club soccer for coaches Tony Mattina (FC Missoula) and Geoff Birnbaum (Missoula Strikers) ... Was part of three state championship teams with FC Missoula.

Academics - Majoring in geology with a minor in anthropology ... Studied abroad at the University of Otago in New Zealand during the spring 2008 semester ... Transferred to Whitman in the fall of 2006, after spending his freshman year at Western Washington University.

Personal - Joe Johnson was born on March 8, 1987, in Missoula, Mont. ... Son of Steven and Beth Johnson of Missoula ... Has one younger brother, Riley, and two younger sisters, Hannah and Emmi... Competes on intramural basketball, dodgeball and volleyball teams ... Enjoys backpacking, fly fishing, daydreaming, reading, and music.

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