At Missouri State: Johnson will vie for a starting position on the Bears' backline this season. 2009: Johnson played in all 19 matches for MSU getting the starting nod on seven occasions. His only shot of the season came in the MVC Tournament semifinal match vs. Evansville (11/13). He earned his third letter as a member of the Bears squad. 2008: Johnson began his sophomore season in a starting role on the Bears' defense, but played a supporting role off the bench for most of the 2008 season. Johnson appeared in 19 matches while contributing three starts against SIU Edwardsville (8/30), Wisconsin-Milwaukee (8/31) and Alabama A&M (10/4). He also added three shots, one apiece against Akron (9/14), Evansville (10/15) and Eastern Illinois (11/12). Johnson tallied one assist against Eastern Illinois in the opening round victory of the MVC Tournament (11/12). 2007: Johnson started five of his 18 matches as a freshman, scoring a goal against Drake (11/10) and helping the MSU defense limit opponents to a 1.29 goals against average. Background: Chad Johnson was a four-year starter at Putnam City North High in Oklahoma City, Okla., where he led the Panthers to back-to-back state championship game appearances in his final two seasons. In the spring of 2007, Johnson was a team captain on the Putnam City North team that was ranked in the top 20 nationally in the NSCAA rankings and finished with a 17-2 record. As a senior, the defender netted five goals and added five assists and was named to the all-state, all-city, all-conference, and all-district teams. He was named the All-Oklahoma Defensive Player of the Year, the All-City Defensive Player of the Year by The Oklahoman and was a nominee for the Gatorade All-American team. As a junior, Johnson was a first team all-district and second team all-city selection as the Panthers finished with a 15-3 record. Personal: Chadric Ulysee Johnson is the son of Ulysee Johnson and Kristi Coats-Johnson. He was born Oct. 18, 1988, in Oklahoma City, Okla. He is a broadcast journalism major at Missouri State.