Several USC players -- past and present -- combined forces on Pali Blues to win it all in the W-League.
THIS SEASON Kasey Johnson returns to the back line for her junior season at USC as one of the Trojans' reliable anchors on defense, maintaining control in the back and providing skill in the air both offensively and defensively.
2008: Johnson appeared in 12 games and started nine as a sophomore, seeing limited play due to injury... Named to TopDrawer Soccer National Team of the Week on Sept. 22... Underwent hip surgery following the season.
2007: A mainstay on USC's reliable back line, Johnson also came up big offensively for the Trojans in her freshman season... Scored her first career goals as back-to-back game-winners to get USC postseason wins over Florida in the NCAA Third Round and against West Virginia in the NCAA Quarterfinals... Played in 24 games and started 23... Finished with two goals and four assists for eight points on the year... Named to NCAA College Cup All-Tournament Team... Also earned national freshman honors as a Soccer America First Team All-Freshman and SoccerBuzz Second Team All-Freshman... Regional honors came as a SoccerBuzz West Region All-Freshman... Also earned All-Pac-10 honorable mention and selection to the Pac-10 All-Freshman Team.
NATIONAL TEAMS: Johnson competed with the under-20 U.S. national team in 2008 training in Chile... First called to U-16 team in 2004 and also played at U-17 team camp in 2005.
HIGH SCHOOL: A first team all-league selection all four years at La Salle High in Pasadena, Calif... Named to All-CIF First Team in 2007, Second Team in 2004 and Third Team in 2005... Chosen 2007 CIF Div. IV Defensive Player of the Year and Pasadena Star News Player of the Year... La Salle team won 2007 CIF championship... An honor student... Graduated magna cum laude... Played club for FC Barcelona for eight years... Won 2000 State title and was 2000, 2004 and 2006 Surf Cup Champions... Member of Cal South ODP... Region champions in 2005 and national champs in 2006. PERSONAL: Johnson is majoring in psychology... Parents are Jeff and Linda... Has two brothers, Charles and Jeffrey... Lists `The Hangover' as her favorite movie and `The Office' as her favorite TV show... Would like to someday go to Africa and teach girls to play soccer... Hopes to play professional soccer after graduation... Lists her uncle Randy as her hero... Birthdate is Dec. 18, 1988.