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      Jaimel Johnson
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Dayton, Ohio

High School:
Chaminade Julienne

Height:
5-8

Position:
GK

Birthdate:
11/27/1986

AS A JUNIOR (2007): Avoided injury to have her most successful season in goal so far...Took on the role of Tennessee's starting goalkeeper, playing all but eight minutes in 2007...Became Lady Vol soccer's third NSCAA All-American, joining Keeley Dowling and Ali Christoph as the only players to receive the honor...Also earned an honorable mention All-America nod from Soccer Buzz...Set a new single season record for saves with 111...Posted the third most shutouts in a season in program history with 10...Earned her first NSCAA First-Team All-Southeast Region selection...Also named First-Team All-Central region by Soccer Buzz...Finished the season with a 15-5-2 record, moving into third on Tennessee's all-time victories list with 21...Her 0.90 goals against average in 2007 was the third best in program history...Kicked off the season by allowing just one goal in the First Tennessee Lady Vol Classic, earning Defensive MVP honors...Recorded her first assist of the season on Devon Swaim's overtime game winner against No. 24 Wake Forest on Sept. 9...Began what would become a program record 457:30 shutout streak on Sept. 7...The streak would span five games, ending in the 90th minute at UNC Greensboro on Sept. 21...During the streak, Johnson held No. 24 Wake Forest, Nebraska and eventual national champion and No. 17 USC scoreless...Back-to-back shutouts at the USC Tournament earned her Defensive MVP honors yet again...Also was recognized by the SEC as Defensive Player of the Week for her performance...Opened SEC play with an overtime win over No. 12 South Carolina and a career-high 11 saves in a 2-0 win over No. 15 Florida...The 11 saves tied for the third-best performance by a UT goalkeeper...The blanking against the Gators began a six-game shutout streak at home...Enters the 2008 season having not allowed a goal at home since Sept. 27, 2007...Has held opponents scoreless at Regal Stadium for 569:52...Allowed just three goals at home in 2007...Kept the Lady Vols in the race for the Eastern Division and regular season titles with five shutouts during SEC play...Named to the All-SEC first team...Capped the season with two NCAA Tournament victories, bringing her career total to four...Shut out both Furman and Clemson in the first and second rounds, respectively...Got the assist on Kylee Rossi's double overtime game winner against the Tigers...Has tallied three career assists...Closed out the NCAA Tournament with the game of a lifetime in a 3-0 loss to No. 2 Portland in the Sweet 16...Set a new career high with 12 saves, tying for the second-best single game performance by a Lady Vol keeper...Faced 28 UP shots, including 16 which were on frame...Held U.S. Women's National Team member Angie Woznuk scoreless in the defeat...Excelled in the classroom as well, earning her third Academic All-SEC selection...Also was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District IV Third Team...Became the seventh player in program history to participate in training or competition with a national team in January 2008...Johnson was invited to the first ever U.S. Under-23 National Team training camp after the U-21 team was renamed and expanded to include overage players...The camp consisted of 24 U-23 players competing for roster spots for the 2008 Nordic Cup...Though Johnson did not make the roster, she gained valuable experience training among the best college players...The U-23s also scrimmaged against local Los Angeles-area club teams.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2006): Started in goal for 15 matches...Led the Lady Vol goalkeepers with nearly 1,375 minutes played...Made 56 saves on 154 shots faced...Her 1.05 goals against average in 2006 ranks as the fifth-best single-season mark in program history...Recorded the fifth most shutouts in a season by a keeper at UT, blanking five opponents...Finished the season with a 6-4-4 record in goal after missing eight starts due to an injury suffered against LSU on Oct. 6...Was named SEC Defensive Player of the Week (9/4) for her efforts in a 1-0 overtime shutout of No. 6 Virginia and a 1-1 tie with #3 Penn State...Johnson recorded four saves on 14 shots in 98 minutes of play against the Cavaliers...Returned from injury to record her best outing of the year in the NCAA Tournament Second Round against Duke, making nine saves on 17 shots and stopping one penalty kick to push the Lady Vols past the Blue Devils, 4-3, in a penalty kick shootout...Was named Lady Vol Athlete of the Week for her play against Duke...Allowed more than one goal just twice during the season...Faced a season-high 17 shots against Duke...Finished the season ranked second all-time at UT with a .781 career save percentage...Earned her second straight Academic All-SEC selection.

AS A FRESHMAN (2005): Saw action against Mississippi State, closing out the final 7:24 of the 3-0 win in goal...Made one diving save against the Bulldogs.

HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: A two-time NSCAA/adidas All-Region and All-State selection, Jaimel spent four seasons playing varsity soccer at Chaminade Julienne High in Dayton, Ohio...The Kettering, Ohio, native previously picked up second-team all-area nods in 2002 and 2003 and a first-team choice in 2004...Johnson holds the single-season school records at Chaminade Julienne for shutouts (13) and goals-against-average (0.37)...In 2005 she was chosen her team's most valuable player and picked up Division I Player of the Year honors...On the club level, she helped guide her Ohio Elite U-18 Soccer Academy squad to a semifinal berth at the United States Youth Soccer Association (USYSA) Regionals in Rockford, Ill., and a finals appearance at the U.S. Club Regionals in Fort Wayne, Ind., as well as four consecutive state titles from 2001-04...Johnson participated in the Olympic Development Pool (ODP) national camp in 2003, was part of the ODP Regional Pool in 2003, 2004 and 2005, and was on the ODP State team from 2002-04.

PERSONAL: Majoring in sport management with a minor in business...Jaimel was an honor roll recipient and a scholar-athlete during her stay at Chaminade Julienne H.S....Was also a member of the Students of Diversity and the Winners Club...Names poet Maya Angelou, singer Alicia Keys, Oprah and NBA superstar Allen Iverson as famous persons she admires...Has an older brother; Jeromie, 29...Jaimel LaVonne Johnson was born Nov. 27, 1986, in Greenville, S.C....Her parents are Arthur and Constance Johnson.

OVERALL
YearGP/GS Min. GA GAA Saves Save% Record ShO
2005 1/0 7:24 0 0.00 1 1.000 0-0-0 0
2006 15/15 1374:52 16 1.05 56 .778 6-4-4 5
2007 22/22 1999:44 20 0.90 111 .847 15-5-2 10
Totals 38/37 3382:00 36 0.96 168 .697 21-9-6 15
SEC
YearGP/GS Min. GA GAA Saves Save% Record ShO
2005 1/0 7:24 0 0.00 1 1.000 0-0-0 0
2006 5/5 427:21 6 1.26 14 .700 1-1-2 1
2007 11/11 968:34 11 1.02 55 .833 8-2-1 4
Totals 17/16 1403:19 17 1.09 70 .805 9-3-3 5
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