BOSTON, Mass. – Even with his senior season just a few short weeks away midfielder Reyn Johnson (Mangilao, Guam) has something to look forward to after his college career ends this fall, as the native of Guam will represent his home country as part of the 18-player squad that will compete at the 2013 East Asian Cup in South Korea.
Head coach Gary White announced that Johnson along with 17 other players will represent their country in the international tournament, which just completed the preliminary round last week. Guam defeated both the Northern Mariana Islands and Macau to advance to the semi-final round, which will be played in December.
Johnson, a three-year member of the UMass Boston men's soccer program, played an integral part in leading the Beacons back to the postseason this past fall, as well as tying the single season mark for wins with 11 under head coach Myles Berry.
"I am very excited for Reyn and I think this will be a great opportunity for him," said Berry, who will be going into his 10th season at UMass Boston this year.
Men's Soccer will begin their 2012 season on September 4 when they host Suffolk University at 3:30 p.m. on the Clark Athletic Center Field.
Below is a picture of the Guam national team. Johnson is the sixth player in on the left side.