Jaelin Howell Repeats As Top D-1 Women’s Soccer Player – UPDATE On NWSL Draft

       A Florida State senior midfielder with strong family roots in Crawford has won the Hermann Trophy for the second straight year Friday night as the top women’s college soccer player

       Jaelin Howell is the daughter of former NFL and Colorado State player John Howell and Crawford native Laura Norgard Howell, who played volleyball at Chadron State before transferring to Colorado State.

      Her grandparents are Roy and Donna Norgard of Crawford. Roy officiated basketball at the high school and college level while Donna assisted with the Pine Ridge Enduro motorcycle competition for many years.

     Howell had 3 goals and 4 assists in 23 games as Florida State repeated as NCAA champion in women’s soccer. 

      She edged seniors Mikayla Colohan of BYU and Kelsey Turnbow of Santa Clara to become just the sixth repeat female winner of the trophy, a 10-pound crystal ball presented annually since 1967 by the Missouri Athletic Club 

      Howell is expected to be a high pick later this month in the NWSL – National Wom      Howell was the 2nd overall pick last month in the NWSL – National Women’s Soccer League – draft, taken by Racing Louisville FC. She’s also described as a “highly-touted” prospect for the US Women’s National Team. 

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