Hometown: Silver Spring, MD
Age: 35 (06/26/1982)
College: Penn State University
Last Club: Boston Breakers
The Spirit selected Johanna Lohman off the NWSL Waiver Wire after she was waived by the Boston Breakers at the end of the 2014 season. During the 2015 season, Joanna played in 17 out of the Spirit’s 20 matches. In 2016, the midfielder scored four goals, tied for second most on the team.
Prior to her NWSL career, the Washington, D.C. native had multiple stints playing for the Washington Freedom, D.C. United Women, and Philadelphia Independence. In addition, she served as the general manager of the Washington Freedom Futures, the Washington Freedom Soccer Club’s W-League team. Lohman is a former member of the United States women’s national soccer team.
United States National Team: Has seven caps for the U.S. Women’s National Team … Trained with USWNT during the 2004 Olympic Residency Training Camp … Member of U21 U.S. national team from 2000-2005, captaining the squad from 2003-04 … Helped lead U21 team to three Nordic Cup championships, earning MVP honors in 2002 … Captained the U23 squad
Professional: 2017: Sustained a season-ending ACL injury in the Spirit’s regular season opener on April 15, 2017 against the North Carolina Courage. 2016: Played in all 20 regular season matches, starting 17, plus the semifinal..scored four goals and notched one assist…scored opening goal of the historic 4th NWSL season in dramatic fashion with a bicycle kick 2015: Signed by the Spirit after the conclusion of the 2014 season…Played in 17 out of the Spirit’s 20 regular season matches…Previous: Made 39 total appearances in 2013 and 2014 for the Boston Breakers in the NWSL…Played for DC United of the USL W-League (2012) and RCD Espanyol of Spain’s top-flight La Liga Feminino (2011/2012) … Made 21 appearances and scored three goals for Espanyol … Made five appearances, logging 391 minutes for DC United … In Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS), played for the Philadelphia Independence (2010 and 2011) … Made 24 appearances (20 starts) in 2010, scoring five goals, which ranked her second on the team … In 2011, made 10 appearances … Helped lead the Independence to back-to-back appearances in the WPS Championship … Debuted in WPS in 2009 for the Washington Freedom and made seven appearances … Initially drafted by WPS club Saint Louis Athletica in the 2008 WPS General Draft. Rights were later traded to Washington … Played for Swedish club Balinge (2008) … Member of 2005 Freedom Reserves … Played in WUSA Festivals in both Minneapolis and Los Angeles in 2004
College: Played for Penn State University (2000-2003) … Scored 19 goals and had six assists her senior season at Penn State, finishing career No. 5 in all-time goals scored (41), No. 2 in assists (37), No. 4 in points (114) and first with eight game-winning goals … Named Big Ten Player of the Year (2003) … First Team NSCAA Academic All-American (2001-2003) … Two-time Mac Hermann Trophy and Honda Sports Award finalist (2002-2003) … First Team All-Big Ten (2000-2003) … Three-time NSCAA All- America selection … 2000 Big Ten Freshman of the Year. Named NCAA Woman of the Year in 2004 … One of three recipients of Penn State’s Outstanding Senior Athlete Award in 2003.
High School: Played at Springbrook High School, graduating in 2000 … Named Gatorade Maryland Soccer Player of the Year in 1999.