McAninch Student Athlete – Ryan Johnston, Valley

This week’s McAninch Student Athlete of the Week is Ryan Johnston of West Des Moines Valley. Johnston excels on the soccer pitch and on the track for the Tigers this spring and is playing both sports at a high level.

On the soccer field, Ryan scored 4 goals and had an assist in the Valley Soccer Tournament this past weekend, where the Tigers went 4-0.  On the season he has 11 goals and 8 assists in 9-0 start for the top ranked Tigers.

In track this past week, Ryan and his 4 x 200 team qualified for the Drake Relays at the Ames Invitational recording a top 15 time in the state.  Along with the 4 x 200, he hopes to run the 4 x 400 down the road.
Ryan is heavily involved with Silvercord and with that has had an opportunity to work with the following groups: Gigi’s Playhouse, VHS Booster Club, WDM Human Services, Valley Archery Club, YMCA Girls on the Run and Mini Kickers.
He has also in the running for Boys Soccer Gatorade Player of the Year.
Congratulations to Ryan Johnston, this weeks McAninch Student Athlete of the week. If you know of the student athlete that is deserving of a nomination, email