Jadyn Johnson, Seymour High School Soccer
Parents Names: Julie and Chad Johnson
Position: Center Defender
Other sports: Basketball, Golf
This season, Jadyn’s team was able to place 3rd in the Bay Conference, set behind a ranked West De Pere team and a tough Menasha team. This season they also tied with, at the time, a ranked Winneconne team. Their 2023 season ended at regionals.
What was it like playing West De Pere and Menasha? How did the rest of your season go?
Every time we played those two tough conference foes we were able to keep it close the entire game. As a team we were able to work hard and grow as a team and set us up for regionals where we won against Freedom. Sadly, we ended our season at the regional finals against Plymouth, the newly state champs. I am beyond proud of this team and everything we have accomplished this year.
How and when did you get started playing soccer?
I started playing soccer when I was five, and have played soccer ever since. My passion for soccer only grew over the years as I was able to create lifelong friendships and grow my knowledge and abilities. I played at TASK till I was in fifth grade where I wanted to move onto a higher level team. I then played for FCGB for a year. After that year, I decided that I wanted to stay with my Seymour teammates and went back and played for my local club team. In seventh grade, we moved up to a state level team where we stayed for the rest of the year. This team was now made up of Seymour and Freedom girls and it was a great way to be able to play with different girls and still some of my same teammates throughout the whole year. Club soccer provided me with the tools for high school soccer.
What is your favorite part about the sport?
My ultimate, favorite part about the sport is the amount of challenges it brings and ways to overcome it and the dramatic effect it has on your work ethic. Of course, half of my favorite part is that but also the friendships that come along with it.
Who has been the most influential person in your life?
Outside of soccer, the most influential people in my life have been, my entire family, Mrs. Schmidt: one of my high school teachers. Inside of soccer, my brother/Coach Reid, my high school Coach Steve Seefeldt, my Assistant high school Coach,Taylor Olson, my club soccer coaches, Brady Mueller and Greg Sprangers.
What, to you, is the most challenging part of being a high school athlete?
The most challenging part of being a high school athlete would be being able to manage my time to spend time with my family and friends, work on homework and improve my soccer abilities.
Do you have any plans to continue playing soccer after high school?
Yes, I will continue my soccer career at Ripon College.
What is the most important relationship that you have made while playing soccer?
The most important relationships that I have made while playing soccer would be the relationships with my coaches and teammates.
Can you speak a little bit about the teamwork aspect of soccer and how that relates to your responsibilities on an individual level as an athlete?
The teamwork aspect has a detrimental effect on the ability to grow as a player and as a team. If there are selfish people on your team, you will ultimately lose the respect out of the entire team and coaches. It also affects the accomplishments of the team and the most important part is the ability to have fun while playing soccer. Working together as a team can only help increase your chances of winning.
How do you like to spend your free time outside of soccer?
I love to spend my free time outside of soccer: spending time with family and friends, going on vacations, playing other sports, swimming.
What is your favorite sport other than soccer?
What is your favorite subject in school?
What will be your major in college?
What do you plan to do for a career?
I plan to move on to a marketing career at any company that is willing to have me.
Are you looking forward to anything in particular this summer?
I am looking forward to cherishing my time with my friends and family, but also improving my soccer abilities before leaving for college.