3 - John Atkinson
John Atkinson
Birth Date: 09/28/1991
Height: 6-0
Weight: 160
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Laguna Niguel, CA
High School: Santa Margarita HS
Position: D
Experience: SQ

CSF: Appeared in 7 matches, 4 as a starter, as a true freshman in 2010... Took 1 shot.

HIGH SCHOOL: Two-year varsity letterman at Santa Margarita High School in Rancho Santa Margarita, California... scored 3 goals with 2 assists as a defender as a junior for Coach Curt Bauer before opting for the Academy... scored 5 goals with 4 assists as a sophomore as the Eagles won the CIF and state championships... scored 12 goals as a junior varsity forward as a freshman.

CLUB: L.A. Galaxy Youth Academy... played in England against premier clubs such as West Ham, Everton, Blackburn, Mancheser City, Noricki and Ipswichtown.

PERSONAL: Born on Sept. 28, 1991, in Mission Viejo, California... parents are Jeffrey and Tracey Atkinson of Laguna Niguel... has three older sisters - Meghan, Brooke and Caitlin... business major whose goals include becoming a businessman, sports agent or missionary... enjoys traveling the world and the beach... credits L.A. Galaxy Coach Trevor James for most influence on his career: "He gave me the tools I need to play at the next level, whether that be college or professional."

CAREER STATISTICS:

2010: 7 matches, 4 starts