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Jackson Newspapers - Ripley, WV
  • Mett the Lady Devils: Kassie Johnson

  • Kassie Johnson like many of her Lady Red Devils teammates began playing soccer in the Ravenswood Rec League, where she got involved when she was six or seven years old. Ten years later, Johnson is an integral part of the fabric of the Ravenswood girls’ team and its success.
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  • Kassie Johnson like many of her Lady Red Devils teammates began playing soccer in the Ravenswood Rec League, where she got involved when she was six or seven years old. Ten years later, Johnson is an integral part of the fabric of the Ravenswood girls’ team and its success. “We’re really close,” said Johnson of her teammates. “They’re some of my best friends.” Kassie has played outside mid—her current position--and midfield through most of her career. “I definitely most comfortable in that position,” she said. And despite the trials of her senior season thus far, she believes her team has remained upbeat. “This isn’t the way we thought our season would go, but even through all these injuries and stuff, I think we’ve stayed upbeat, knowing this is our last year and we want to make it the best we can and make good memories.” Kassie believes her best talent in soccer is her ability to get the ball upfield and cross it. “If I get the opportunity to score myself it’s exciting and cool, but my main priority is for us to win as a team,” she said. “ If I score, that’s cool, but if I get an assist that’s cool too. As long as somebody scores and we do well.” Kassie is a member of Rave Revue show choir, Concert Choir and Concert Choir Select—three years for show choir and four for concert choir. She sings soprano. “Singing and dancing at the same time, you have to be in shape,” she said. “You could kinda consider show choir a sport.” She’s also been a member of National Honor Society for three years, as a top student and community servant at RvHS. With everything she has going, Kassie’s spare time is extremely limited. Kassie plans to go to medical school, so she’ll major in a science field in college to begin with. She’s looking at attending Ohio State University. Her great-grandfather attended OSU. So did her grandfather and she has lots of family in Ohio. “My parents (mother a cheerleader and father a band musician) have always stressed the importance of being involved and athletic,” she said. Kassie Johnson has accomplished all that and more—and is making plenty of good memories with more to come this season and beyond.

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