Gussie Johns is an American singer-songwriter, actress, and entrepreneur who has earned a lot of recognition and honors throughout her career. She is famous for her hit songs like “Stay With Me,” “Baby Love,” and “Move On Up.”
Early Life and Education
Gussie Johns was born on August 29, 1995 in Washington, D.C. She is the oldest child of Martha Norman Adams (q.v.) and Fidelia Olin Adams Joyce. During her youth, she had an extensive lacrosse tradition. In her high school career, she led her school to the Virginia State Championship. Currently, she is a professional goalkeeper for the Philadelphia Fire of the Women’s Professional Lacrosse League. Her teammates include Buff Grubb, Adrianna Mannarelli, and Breanda Crane.
Originally, Johns played lacrosse with her brothers. When she decided to play college ball, she chose the University of Southern California. She was one of the first players in USC history to be selected to the U.S. Women’s National Team. At the World Games in Wroclaw, Poland, she helped lead the team to gold.
Gussie Johns has had a tremendous career as a lacrosse goalie. She is currently a senior at the University of Southern California. In addition to being a USC star, she is also a member of the United States Women’s Senior National Team.
As a high school athlete, Gussie Johns was a four-year letterwinner. She was also named Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association Player of the Year and D.C. All-Metro Player of the Year. Her team won the Virginia State Championship and Independent School League titles. She scooped 236 loose balls and made 439 saves.
When she graduated, Johns attended USC’s Marshall School of Business. For three years, she was on the all-academic team. Additionally, she was selected to the IWLCA All-West/West Region First Team and the MPSF All-Conference First Team. The following year, she was selected to the Under Armour All-America team.
Achievements and Honors
Gussie Johns is a multi-sport athlete, with a strong academic background as well. She has been a four-year letter winner at SSSAS, a four-time Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association player of the year, and a four-time Virginia State Champion. Her accolades also include being named an Under Armour All-American as a senior.
Johns was also a three-time All-Academic honoree at USC. In addition, she was selected to the MPSF All-Conference First Team and the IWLCA All-West/West Region First Team.
Johns is currently a volunteer assistant goalkeeper coach for the Philadelphia Fire, a women’s professional lacrosse team. Although she doesn’t plan on playing professionally, she does hope to start her own business someday. During her college career, she was a part of the University of Southern California’s Trojan Athletic Senate and WINNERS Lacrosse.
Currently, Gussie Johns is the starting goalkeeper for the United States Women’s National Team. She started playing lacrosse in high school and helped her team win the Virginia State Championship. Her senior year, she was selected to the Under Armour All-America Team. She also played professionally with the Philadelphia Fire of the Women’s Professional Lacrosse League.
After graduation from the University of Southern California, she attended the Marshall School of Business for four years. During her time at USC, she was a two-year team captain and received the Trojaneer Diamond Award. During her college career, she won several awards, including MPSF All-Academic and MPSF All-Conference First Team honors. Moreover, she was named to the IWLCA All-West/West Region First Team. In addition, she was a two-time MPSF Goalkeeper of the Year.
Aside from her professional career with the Philadelphia Fire of the Women’s Professional Lacrosse League, Gussie Johns is also a member of the United States women’s national lacrosse team. As such, she is a bona fide national champion, and one of the most celebrated athletes in the country. She is currently the starting goalie on the U.S. national team, and has been in the top ten in the world since her freshman year. In her four years at USC, she was a three-time All-American and three-time member of the Dean’s List. Besides her playing prowess, she was an active volunteer in the community. This included stints with the Trojan Athletic Senate and WINNERS Lacrosse. She also earned the distinction of being the first female student-athlete at USC to be named to the prestigious National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll.