Cole Souto #7


Position: Defenseman
Height: 6-0
Weight: 185
Year: Junior
Hometown: Yorba Linda, Calif.
Last Team: Bismark (NAHL)

2017-18: Played 16 games and posted six points (4g/2a)…scored the game-winning goal Jan. 19 against Concordia-Moorhead…assistant captain…AHCA All-America Scholar.

2016-17: Registered 17 points (4g/13a) in 21 games for SJU as a freshman…finished third in the MIAC, both among freshmen and the league's defensemen, with 10 points (2g/8a) in conference play despite missing two games…his 17 points overall, including 10 (3g/7a) on the power play, were good for second on the team…All-MIAC first-team selection…was the first freshman Johnnie defenseman to earn All-MIAC honors since Darryl Smoleroff '06 in 2002-03…named to the six-man All-Rookie team…named to the seven-man MIAC All-Rookie team.


This is my third year attending St John’s University. I was born and raised in Orange County California. I played for the California Wave, LA Selects, and the Jr. Kings growing up. I first started to play roller hockey because some of the kids on near by would play outside in the street and gradually progressed into organized roller hockey. I had a lot of fun at it and decided to give ice hockey a try and have fallen in love with it ever since. I was homeschooled throughout my high school years due to the fact that AAA hockey travels so much and would miss many days of school. After my last season of AAA hockey with the Jr. Kings I made the Bismarck Bobcats in the NAHL. I played two seasons for them from 2014-2016. My last season there I had talked to many DIII teams but knew of two players on the SJU team that had played for the Bobcats, so when head Coach Schueller approached me I was very interested in the prospect of going there. What ultimately sold me on coming to SJU was the great balance between the athletics and academics.

I am currently double majoring in philosophy and political science. I chose these majors because of my interest in becoming a lawyer. So far my favorite class here is philosophy of human nature with Professor Houston. This class is extremely interesting to me because we learn about the human condition in life and why we do certain things and how reason has such an impact on our lives.

Upon graduating from SJU I would like to attend USC's law school. I haven’t decided yet what particular law I’m most interested in but there are a few that interest me. I would ultimately want to stay rooted in Southern California so I can be close to my family and practice my law.

Career Firsts

Goal: Oct. 30, 2016 (vs. St. Olaf; W, 5-2)

Assist: Nov. 4, 2016 (at Concordia-Moorhead; W, 5-2)

Power-Play Goal: Oct. 30, 2016 (vs. St. Olaf; W, 5-2)

Game-Winning Goal: Jan. 19, 2018 (vs. Concordia-Moorhead; W, 9-1)

Multi-Goal Game: Jan. 19, 2017 (vs. Bethel; W, 5-2)

Multi-Assist Game: Jan. 21, 2017 (at Bethel; W, 5-4)