1997 MAC Hermann Trophy Winner
College: Creighton University
Hometown: Medellin, Colombia
Johnny Torres had an excellent four-year run during his time at Creighton University. The school racked up a 62-18-5 record and made four consecutive appearances in the NCAA post-season tournament.
He was selected as a Second Team All Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) player as a freshman. The next three years, he made the All-MVC first team. He was also a first team All American his junior and senior years. In his 1997 MAC Hermann Trophy winning season he was also the MVC Player of the Year, and the MVP of the MVC tournament. He is third on Creighton's career scoring list with 46 goals and is tied for second on the career assists list with 36. In 2004, he was inducted into the Creighton University athletic Hall of Fame.
He was the fifth overall pick in the first round of the 1998 MLS Draft by the New England Revolution. He played for the Revolution for four seasons and also played for the Miami Fusion and Chicago Fire of Major League Soccer, before continuing his career in the USL for the Minnesota Thunder and the Milwaukee Wave United, before moving to indoor soccer with the Milwaukee Wave. In 2010, he returned to the professional ranks as a player, leading the Omaha Vipers of the Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL) in goals scored. In 2009, he played on the United States Adult Soccer Association Over 30 championship team – Nebraska 402 – which qualified and participated in the U.S. Open Cup in 2009.