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Raina Johnson

  • position Midfield/Forward
  • height 5-
  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Charlotte, N.C.
  • High school Charlotte Country Day
  • position Midfield/Forward
  • height 5-
  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Charlotte, N.C.
  • High school Charlotte Country Day

Raina Johnson Bio

Senior season (2015)
· NSCAA All-South Region Third Team
· Second Team All-SEC
· SEC Preseason Watch List
· Voted Teammate of the Year by teammates and staff
· TopDrawerSoccer Team of the Week (Sept. 29)
· CS360 Primetime Performer (Sept. 29)
· SEC Academic Honor Roll
Junior season (2014)
· SEC Academic Honor Roll
Sophomore season (2013)
· SEC Academic Honor Roll
Freshman season (2012)
· SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
· 3rd — Career game-winning goals (11)
· 5th — Career goals (22)
· 3rd — Single-season game-winning goals (5, 2013)
· 8th — Single-season goals (10)
· Shares sophomore record for game-winning goals (5)
2015: Made the start in all 20 matches, finishing the season second on the team in points (18) and goals (6)…her six assists marked a career high in a season and were good for the third-best total among Gamecocks…scored the game-winning goal against No. 4 Texas A&M (9/24) in the 89th minute and finished the season with a team-high two game-winners…tallied the second-most shots on goal (17) for South Carolina and was one of three Gamecocks to record at least 30 shots on the season…recorded at least one point in six of seven matches during one stretch (9/11-10/8) of the season. 2014: Started all 25 Gamecock matches, playing 1,351 minutes in the attack…scored five goals, tying for second most on the team…four of her five goals were game-winners, most on the team…scored 11 points (5g, 1a) and put 14 of her 31 shots on frame…punched in the game-winner for back-to-back games against Samford (8/24) and No. 22 Boston University (8/29)…winner against BU came in the second overtime period…put a season-high three shots on goal against High Point (9/7) and got back on the board with a goal in the 17th minute…dished the game-winning assist, her only assist of the season, on Lindsey Lane’s goal in the 2nd minute against Ole Miss (10/19)….matched a season-high with three shots on goal at Vanderbilt (10/24) and netted her first SEC goal of the season while playing a season-high 81 minutes…scored the game-winner in the 23rd minute of the 1-0 historic Sweet 16 win at No. 6 North Carolina (11/23) in the NCAA Tournament to send the Gamecocks to the national quarterfinals

2013: Started 22 of 23 matches … Played 1,143 minutes … Led the Gamecocks with 10 goals and 21 points … Tied for 10th in the SEC in goals … Tied for the eighth highest goal output in a season at South Carolina … Led the Carolina with five game-winning goals, tying for the third most in a season in program history … Had stretch of three straight games with a goals, including the eventual game-winner at Clemson (9/6) … Tallied the game’s only goal against Arkansas (9/29) … Scored minutes into the first overtime at Tennessee (9/6) … Found the back of the net twice for first career multi-goal game versus Vanderbilt (10/25) … Gave the Gamecocks a 2-1 win in the regular-season finale over Kentucky (10/31), scoring in the final 10 minutes … Netted two goals during the postseason (Texas A&M and Furman) … Put 19 of her 33 shots on goal … Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2012: Made 17 appearances in her freshman season, starting five matches…scored her first career goal in a 3-0 win against ECU (9/9)…put four of her 11 shots on the season on frame

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PRE-COLLEGE: A four-star recruit by TopDrawerSoccer … Three-year North Carolina ODP team (2008-11) … Region III ODP pool (2008-11) … Region III ODP Camp (2008-10) … US Soccer U14 National ID camp (2008) in Pomona, Calif. … Region III ODP Thanksgiving Interregional (2009) … Region III ODP International Germany and Holland Trip (2010) … Two-time NCIAA All-State selection (2009, 2011) … Three-time All-Conference and All-Region (2009-11) … Three-time South Charlotte Super Team Selection (2009-11) … NCIAA state finalist (2009) … Two-time NCIAA state semi-finalist (2010-11) … Played for Charlotte Soccer Academy (2008-12) and South Charlotte Soccer Association (2004-08) club teams … 2009 North Carolina State Cup champions … Also lettered in basketball.

PERSONAL: Full name is Raina Breann Johnson … Undecided major … Chose USC over Georgia, Vanderbilt, Texas, UC Santa Barbara, Davidson and Charlotte … Born January 6, 1994 … Brother, Ryan, played soccer at UNC Chapel Hill (2006-08) … Father and uncle both played baseball at Florida… Parents are Rodney and Beverley Johnson.