Avery John was a first team All-Colonial Athletic Association selection twice during his career. He also was an All-Region pick in 1996 and 1997.
In his senior season of 1998, John helped lead American to the CAA title and eventually the NCAA quarterfinals. He was the top defender on that team which finished 17-4-4 and ranked fifth in the final national ranking by the National Coaches Association. Over his four years, the Eagles won 45 games.
Following graduation, John went on to a successful professional and international soccer career. He played six seasons in Major League Soccer, appearing with the New England Revolution from 2004 to 2008 and for D.C. United in 2009.
John also played 65 games for the national team of Trinidad and Tobago, appearing in the FIFA World Cup in 2006.