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Jaelin Howell

Jaelin Howell - Soccer - Florida State Seminoles

Player profile

(Updated June 2021)
Lone Tree, Colo.
high school
Fossil Ridge


* TopDrawer Soccer Team of the Week (October 19, 2021)
* ACC Defensive Player of the Week (August 24, 2021)
* Preseason All-ACC Team (2021)
* TopDrawerSoccer Best XI First Team (2020-21)
* Honda Award Finalist (2021)
* United Soccer Coaches First Team All-American (2020-21)
* MAC Hermann Trophy Winner (2020-21)
* United Soccer Coaches All-Atlantic Region First Team (2020-21)
* Outstanding Achievement in Soccer (Sportswomen of Colorado)
* Preseason Top-100 No. 1 (2020-21)
* TopDrawerSoccer Preseason Best XI First Team (2020-21)
* TopDrawerSoccer Team of the Week (November 17, 2020)
* ACC All-Tournament Team (2020)
* ACC Midfielder of the Year (2020)
* All-ACC First Team (2020)
* TopDrawerSoccer Player of the Week (November 3, 2020)
* USWNT Camp Invite (October 2020)
* TopDrawerSoccer Team of the Week (October 6, 2020)
* Preseason All-ACC Team (2020)
* United Soccer Coaches All-Atlantic Region Second Team (2019)
* All-ACC First Team (2019)
* MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List (2019)
* NCAA National Champion (2018)
* College Cup Most Outstanding Player on Defense (2018)
* College Cup All-Tournament Team (2018)
* United Soccer Coaches All-Atlantic Region Third Team (2018)
* All-ACC Second Team (2018)
* All-ACC Freshman Team (2018)


* Earned first career ACC Defensive Player of the Week after a shutout weekend against No.9 Texas A&M (8/19) and Alabama (8/22).
* Scored first goal of the season and tallied an assist in a 5-2 win over Florida at home (9/2).
* Scored from deep for her second goal of the season during the Seminoles’ 2-0 win at Virginia Tech (10/15).


* Started in each of Florida State’s 16 games, playing in 1,454 minutes while leading the Seminoles to the National Championship game.
* Participated in the She Believes Cup with the US Women’s National Team and recorded 28 minutes off the bench against Argentina.
* Became Florida State’s second-ever winner of the MAC Hermann Award
* Was named a United Soccer Coaches and TopDrawerSoccer First Team All-American.
* Was named to the All-ACC First Team, ACC Midfielder of the Year and to the ACC All-Tournament Team.
* Helped anchor Florida State’s defense that only allowed 38 shots and eight goals throughout the 2020 season.
* Scored her first goal of the season against Virginia Tech (10/1) on a header just outside the six-yard box off of a Jenna Nighswonger corner kick.
* Earned her first assist of 2020 on a nice cross to Clara Robbins to give the Noles a 2-0 lead in their 4-3 win over No. 11 Virginia (10/18).
* Grabbed the game-winner against No. 5 Duke (10/29) with 12 seconds on the clock on a Yujie Zhao corner kick.
* Had an impressive ACC Tournament finishing with two goals and an assist in three games.
* Earned a goal against No. 12 Notre Dame (11/10) in the 2-0 ACC Tournament quarterfinal against the Irish.
* Had a goal and an assist in the Seminoles 4-0 win over No. 6 Duke (11/13) in the ACC Tournament semifinal.
* Recorded her fifth goal of the season against Milwaukee (5/1) in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.


* Started in all 23 games she played in.
* Third on the team in minutes played with 2,060 behind defenders Malia Berkely and Kristen Pavlisko.
* Helped anchor the defensive midfield as the holding mid, leading Florida State to its 10 shutouts on the season.
* Recorded five goals and four assists on the season. The five goals were good for the third-most on the team.
* Earned her first goal of the season and second of her career against UCLA (8/29).
* Registered a two-goal game against Samford (9/8) double her career goal total.
* Had an assist on the Seminole’s only goal in the ACC Tournament Semifinal, heading a ball in off of a Deyna Castellanos corner to Kristen McFarland who finished for the goal.
* Recorded her fourth assist of the season against South Alabama in the first round of the ACC Tournament (11/16).
* Her fifth goal of the season came against South Florida (11/24) in the NCAA Tournament third round. The goal came on a one-timer in the six-yard box on an assist from Heather Payne.


* Played in 26 matches as a freshman with 24 starts in the midfield, starting every game from the start of ACC play.
* Missed the season-opener due to competing in the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup for the United States.
* Ranked third on the team in minutes played with 2,152 behind defenders Malia Berkely and Kirsten Pavlisko.
* Competed primarily as a holding midfielder, helping the Seminole defense in its 16 shutouts in 2018, including its two at the College Cup over No. 1 Stanford and No. 3 UNC in route to the 2018 NCAA National Championship.
* Registered one goal and four assists on the season.
* Opened the scoring for the Seminoles in their 3-0 victory over Middle Tennessee on August 26.
* Recorded an assist in her first start of the season on the road at Wisconsin in a 3-0 defeat over the Badgers.
* Assisted on the Seminoles’ game-winning goal by Yujie Zhao in their 2-1 victory over Wake Forest.
* Helped to open the scoring in the ACC Championship Game by assisting on Dallas Dorosy’s first of two goals on the afternoon in the 36th minute against No. 3 North Carolina on November 4.
* Registered an assist on Dallas Dorosy’s game-tying goal against No. 6 USC in the third round of the NCAA Championship as the Seminoles advanced 5-4 on penalty kicks.


* 2017 United Soccer Coaches Youth National Player of the Year
* 2016 NSCAA All-American
* Played in the inaugural season of the U.S. Soccer Girls’ Development Academy with Real Colorado U-18/19
* Member of Real Colorado from U-12 to U-18/19
* Played U-9 through U-14 with Arsenal Colorado
* Helped Real Colorado to a runner-up finish in the 2014 U-14 ECNL National Championship and the 2016 U-16 ECNL National Championship
* Team captain for Real Colorado at the U-15 and U-16 levels


* Finalist for 2017 U.S. Soccer Youth Player of the Year
* Competed at the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup
* Chosen as one of the Best XI at the 2016 CONCACAF Championships
* Competed at the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup
* Chosen as one of the Best XI at the 2018 CONCACAF Championships
* Called up to senior USWNT in 2017 for a friendly with Russia, but did not earn a cap.
* Member of the U-23 WNT in 2017 at the Portland Thorns Spring Invitational and Women’s U-23 Four-Nations Nordic Tournament


* Daughter of John and Laura Howell
* Father played football at Colorado State and played seven years in the NFL with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Seattle Seahawks, winning a Super Bowl with the Bucs in 2002.