My name is Eliana (Ellie) Johnson and I desire to play college soccer at a school that is a great match for my career path, on-field skills, strong work ethic, sense of ‘team’, and desire to succeed.
I will graduate from Norcross High School in Atlanta, Georgia in 2022 and currently enrolled in honors and accelerated classes with 4.0 GPA.
I’m in the second season of ECNL with my U15 club team at Atlanta Fire United. At AFU, I have been nominated as ECNL player to watch for 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 seasons. I attended PDP in 2018, and subsequently was selected for the ECNL national ID training camp in Portland, July 2018, as well as the national id2 selection event in Kansas City, September 2018. My team and I did very well in 2017/2018 and made it to nationals in Seattle, and are currently qualified to play in the finals again in 2019. I currently play center back for AFU, and have successfully played holding mid in previous seasons. As well as club soccer, I also play for my high school. I am a starter on the varsity soccer team and play wingback/fullback.
At Norcross High, I play the flute in the second top band, Symphonic Winds. In addition to flute, I have taken weekly piano lessons for six years regularly compete and perform recitals and receive “Superior” results. I was selected and represented Pinckneyville Middle School for basketball as part of the highly competitive Gwinnett County competition. The 2018 team for which I was the starting point guard won the division and was runner-up in the county final. I also play USTA and ALTA tennis when my soccer schedule permits, and when I’m not travelling during the ECNL season I lead a children’s small group at my church.
I have really enjoyed playing several sports, and I have learned so much about working hard, teamwork, and succeeding in high pressure situations, but my passion and greatest enjoyment is playing soccer. After being selected in the national ID camps, I now know that I want to play soccer at the highest level, and I’ll keep working hard to get there.