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Seawolves Sign MVP Goalkeeper

Author: S. Guimond

Posted on Apr 1, 2021

Category: Soccer , ACAA , Varsity Sports

Ryan Johnson has signed his letter of intent with the Seawolves Men’s soccer program. Originally from Richmond, BC, Ryan moved to St. Andrew’s when he was five and will be graduating from St. Stephen High School. As a freshmen goalkeeper his high school team won a provincial title for the first time in 39 years, he was named MVP in grade ten and was the starting goalkeeper for Fundy U17 AAA at fourteen years old. Ryan has dedicated thousands of hours and has quit other sports to play soccer with not one regret. Soccer means a lot to Ryan; he is a passionate and driven athlete and his experience as a soccer player has provided him with solid fundamentals that he carries with him in his everyday life. He has made some lifelong friendships through the sport and hopes to make many more when he arrives on campus in the fall. Ryan enjoys how much UNB Saint John has to offer, mainly the computer science program in addition to the soccer team, he appreciates the small size campus to allow for great connections to be made. His career aspirations are to work at a technology company making life changing inventions. Ryan is excited to get the ball rolling with his academics and training with the team.

“As an athlete for the Seawolves, my goals consist of winning the ACAA title and conceding the least amount of goals within the league”.

Head Coach, Dave Vicente has witnessed Ryan grow and develop as an athlete through the Fundy Soccer High Performance program. Coach Vicente took note of how hard working and committed he is as an athlete. The fact that Ryan drives an hour from St. Andrew's to train 4-5 times per week is a good indicator of his dedication. He is looking forward to seeing the intensity and high standard of play Ryan will bring to the team. Ryan will be competing for the goalkeeper position which is currently vacant.

“He is a good shot stopper with great range, a good distributor of the ball and is good with the ball at his feet”.

Welcome to the Seawolves Family Ryan!