NEWS | @EstelleJohnson is Heading to France After Being Named to Cameroon’s World Cup Roster
— Sky Blue FC (@SkyBlueFC) May 24, 2019
Estelle Johnson was quite the girls soccer player when she suiting up at Rocky Mountain. She was a four-year letter varsity letter winner and a two-time all-state selection.
Her accolades got her to the next level as she played Division I soccer at the University of Kansas.
But now she's on the big stage.
Johnson has been a solid presence on the back line for Cameroon in the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup. From the fields of Fort Collins to the stadiums in Paris, France, Johnson's life has been lived on the soccer field.
A chance to play in the World Cup had “pretty much been my dream since I started playing soccer, so it’s pretty surreal at this moment,” she told the Coloradoan on May 30.
A defender her entire career at Kansas, she scored just four goals but logged well over 7,400 minutes in her college career.
Her professional soccer career began in 2010 with the Philadelphia Independence of the now-defunct Women's Professional Soccer league.
She played in Sydney, Australia for a year before joining the National Women's Soccer League in 2013. She played for the Washington Spirit from 2015 to 2018 where she earned the team's Defender of the Year Honors in 2018.
She was traded to to Blue Sky FC on Jan. 10.
For the time being, however, she'll be spending her days in France as a member of Cameroon's national team.
Through two matches thus far, she has logged 180 minutes and registered one block.
Cameroon is set to conclude pool play against New Zealand on Thursday. The match begins at 10 a.m. Mountain Time.