Havelock's Johnson receives post-season recognition

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Havelock's Natalie Johnson plays the ball against Jacksonville earlier this year. Johnson was named to the all-state and all-region teams.

Ken Buday/Havelock News
Published: Friday, June 6, 2014 at 17:57 PM.

Natalie Johnson was surprised when she received noticed of her big news.

Despite missing a few games, Havelock’s senior was selected to the N.C. Soccer Coaches Association 3A all-state and all-region teams.

“I am really excited and grateful to be picked again since I was out for some games this season,” said Johnson. “I was pretty surprised that I got selected again.”

Johnson, an Old Dominion University signee, earned the honors for the second year in a row.

“This one feels good considering it’s the last year I will ever play high school soccer,” Johnson said. “I don’t know how to describe it, other than it feels pretty good.”

The Rams’ forward/midfielder scored six goals, but sat out seven games because of a partial tear in her quad tendon. In four varsity seasons, Johnson scored 55 goals. She netted 19 as a freshman, 15 as a sophomore and 20 as a junior.

In April, during spring break, Johnson was selected to be part of the Region III Olympic Development International team, which allowed her to play games in Italy and Switzerland.



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