Jaimel Johnson, a junior at
Jaimel, a goalkeeper, who plays club soccer for Dayton Soccer Academy (coached by Greg Sheen), has been widely considered one of the best keepers in the country and whose talents are being sought by many top programs. OPS sat down with Jaimel and her family and asked her about her experience.
told OPS that this was the highlight of her soccer career thus far. The training
took place at the
Jaimel attends C-J, but chose not to compete at the high school level and instead train with DSA, one of the country's premiere soccer programs. OPS asked what went into her decision to skip high school. Jaimel stated that one of her goals was to compete at the highest level and she believes that the club experience helps her to better achieve that goal, primarily by continuing the intense, high level training and competition that is critical at this stage of her development. When asked has her notoriety escaped her high school friends, she replied, "No, my classmates and former teammates have been really supportive". Jaimel, an outstanding student as well, has a very impressive list of colleges currently pursuing her.
Next for Jaimel is the WAGS
tournament in the D.C area next week. Jaimel will be leaving DSA (U18) Team at the end of the fall to join
the Ohio Elite (U17)Soccer Club in
This talented young lady has quite a
future ahead of her on and off the field and OPS will keep you abreast of
Jaimel's choice of college as well as the development of other talented
OPS would also like to congratulate
Andrea Crane of Bishop Fenwick and the