Player Profile: Kyle Johnson

By Jesse Gaunce
September 22, 2010

Many people know Kyle Johnson as one of the stars of the Cabrini men’s soccer team. However, there is more to him than just soccer.

Johnson is in his junior year here at Cabrini and is an elementary education major.

“Soccer has always been my favorite sport,” Johnson said. “I played other sports in high school but soccer was always No. 1.”

Kyle has been playing soccer since he was 5 years old. He also puts hockey and football on his list of favorite sports.

What a lot of people do not know is that he did not attend Cabrini his freshman year. He went to Penn State Brandywine located in Media, Pa.

“I attended Penn State Brandywine my freshman year, which isn’t far from me at all,” Johnson said. “I found out about Cabrini because my two best friends go here. I played against Troy in high school and I got recommendations from my coaches to come here.”

Johnson is referring to his teammate, senior business administration major Troy Allen, who is another key player for the Cabrini defense.

Aside from soccer, Johnson was a three-star athlete in high school. He also plays on the Cabrini club roller hockey team.

“I played basketball and baseball as well as soccer in high school. I was pretty good at all of them, but obviously soccer was my best sport,” Johnson said.

Johnson’s schedule between class and the soccer team is very demanding. When he is not in the classroom or on the soccer field, his free-spirited personality is enjoyed by everyone he is around, especially his family and friends.

“I just feel like you only live once, so why waste it? You got to live life to the fullest and not let the little things bring you down. If you let things get to you, you’re going to be miserable all the time,” Johnson said.

Johnson also enjoys playing video games and listening to music in his spare time.

“I love playing Madden ‘11 and NHL ‘11 on my Xbox whenever I’m not doing anything else. I’m pretty good at both,” Johnson said. “As far as music goes, I love rap. Eminem and Nelly are probably my favorite rappers.”

As Johnson focuses on his career as an elementary school teacher, he says soccer is going to have to take a back seat.  He says he will continue to play soccer but not at a professional level.

“Teaching is probably going to take up all my time once I get a job somewhere,” Johnson said. “I’ll still probably play soccer, but nothing serious. The college team is about as serious as it’s going to get for me.”

Jesse Gaunce

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