John Sims

John  Sims


Colorado Springs, CO

High School:
Air Academy

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 188



JUNIOR YEAR | 2016-17: Academic All-WAC … Played in 18 games … finished the season with the second-most points (18) … second-most goals on team (7) … two game-winning goals … registered two assists … took 20 shots with 12 on frame … second on the team with nine career goals … Cadet Summer Research Program with General Atomics in San Diego, California, over the first block of summer … completed Powered Flight training over the second block of summer … Basic Cadet Training obstacle course commander over the third block of period … academic officer as a senior … Dean’s list every semester … Commandant’s list fall semester.

SOPHOMORE YEAR | 2015-16: Played in 13 of 17 games … logged four points from two goals against CSU Bakersfield and Grand Canyon… tied for second on the team in goals … took 13 shots with six on goal … academic all-WAC ... attended Operation Air Force at Ellsworth AFB, S.D., over the second period of summer … Expeditionary Survival and Evasion Training logistics cadre over the third period of summer … will serve as the academic NCO as a junior … dean’s list and athletics list every semester.

FRESHMAN YEAR | 2015-15: Appeared in two matches ... did not attempt a shot.

Before Air Force: Club: Played for Pride Soccer Club ... helped team to 2013 and 2014 State Cup titles and regional tournaments ... team won 2012 Mountain Division title and advanced to State Cup semifinals.

High School: Four-year letter winner in soccer ... also lettered three years in basketball ... named 4A State Player of the Year as a senior ... MVP of Pikes Peak Athletic Conference ... named Colorado Springs-area Player of the Year by The Gazette ... helped team to state championship as a freshman and state runner-up as a senior ... NSCAA all-region selection ... two-time team MVP and first-team all-conference selection ... team MVP on basketball team as a junior ... helped BB team to Sweet 16 at state playoffs ... member of National Honor Society and a Merit Scholar ... high school soccer coach was Espen Hosien.

Personal: Member of cadet squadron 20 ... parents are Tim and Cheri Sims ... has two brothers and two sisters ... brother, James, and cousins, Austin Dewing and David Louthan, are teammates on the men’s soccer team ... his grandfather and two uncles attended the Air Force Academy ... one of his uncles, Marty Louthan, was a quarterback at AFA ... major is management … favorite food is blonde brownies ... favorite movie is Sahara ... credits his parents with the biggest influence on his sports career ... started playing soccer at age six ... favorite professional soccer team is Liverpool ... favorite player is Mario Gomez.

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