General: Only Lexington player on the roster... Athletic forward who is working on increasing fitness to get into the lineup... Shows signs of excellent speed and technical ability... Will take people on and creates chances... Can be a dangerous player up front.
Pre-College: Comes to UK as the third-leading scorer in Tates Creek history... Totalled 59 goals and 25 assists for 143 career points... The Kentucky High School Coaches Association awarded her first-team All-State accolades at the forward position in 1999 and 2001...Was named All-City the same seasons by the Fayette County Coaches Association... Acheived All-District and All-Region status in 2001... Recipient of the Kentucky Governorís Academic Award... Played for LFC Premier.
Personal: Full name is Kobe Sanae Johnson... Born December 29, 1983... Parents are Wardell and Faye Johnson... Lists earning third place in regional with Lexington Premier as the highlight in her athletic career... Intersting family fact is that she received her speed from her mother via her grandmother... Chose UK because she liked the large campus atmosphere and it meet her needs athletically, academically and socially... Selected Kentucky over Louisville, Howard, Tennessee and Transylvania... Goals at UK: earn undergraduate degree and play the best soccer of her career.
Lipka on Johnson: "Kobe is a talented player that will have to adjust to the faster pace of collegiate soccer. We know she will be able to do that it will just take some time to learn, develop and mature into the player we know she can and will be."