Hometown: Fort Collins, CO
Age: 29 (07/21/1988)
College: The University of Kansas
Last Club: WNY Flash
Estelle Johnson came to the Spirit via a trade prior to the 2015 season. A stalwart of the Spirit back line, she played in all but one game (19 starts) for the Spirit in 2015. In 2016, the centerback started and played in 11 matches. In 2017, she played 20 games, totaling 1680 minutes of playing time. She scored two goals, and was twice named to the NWSL Team of the Month, in both April and June of 2017.
The Flash selected Johnson No. 7 overall in the 2013 NWSL Supplemental Draft. Previously, Johnson played in both WPSL Elite, with the NY Fury, and WPS, with the Philadelphia Independence and LA Sol. Johnson attended the University of Kansas from 2006-2009.
Professional: 2017: Appeared in 20 games, totaling 1680 minutes of playing time. She scored two goals, and was twice named to the NWSL Team of the Month, in both April and June of 2017. 2016: Started and played in eleven matches, totaling 990 minutes 2015: Traded to the Spirit just prior to the 2015 season…Played in all but one game (due to personal commitment) for the Spirit in 2015, logging 1685 minutes …2014: Did not play in the NWSL …2013: Played all 22 games for the Western New York Flash in the first year of the NWSL….Clocked 1980 minutes, the most of any player on the Flash roster…2012: Joined the New York Fury of the WPSL-Elite league … Also played in 11 games for Sydney FC of the W-League … 2011: Played a second year with the Independence … Made 15 starts with 17 total appearances … Played against the Flash in the 2011 WPS Championship game … Totaled of 1,403 minutes and scored one goal … 2010: Was selected by the Los Angeles Sol with their sixth pick (25th overall) in the 2010 WPS Draft … After the Sol folded, was taken by the Philadelphia Independence in the 2010 Dispersal Draft … Made 16 appearances with 13 starts.
College: Johnson attended the University of Kansas … 2009: Played in all 22 games, started in 21 … Scored a career high three goals on the season … Named to the NSCAA All-Central Region Second Team and All-Big 12 Second Team honors … Again named to the Big 12 Academic First Team … 2008: Scored first collegiate goal at Oklahoma State … Was named the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week … Was selected All-Central Region by Soccer Buzz and the NSCAA … Was named to the Big 12 Championship All-Tournament Team and to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team … Set a program record by playing 2,110 minutes throughout the season … 2007: Started all 22 matches, played 1,883 minutes and was named Third Team All-Central Region by Soccer Buzz … 2006: Made an appearance in all 19 matches … Started 18 of the games, and played 1,445 minutes throughout the season … The defender helped her team post eight shutouts and end the season with a 0.98 goals against average … as named to the Big 12 All-Newcomer Team and was selected to the Cal Invitational All-Tournament Team. She scored her first collegiate goal on October 10 and recorded an assist on November 5. Johnson finished her collegiate soccer career tied for the most games started in the program’s history with 82.