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NCAA May 04, 2022

Halle Johnson signs with University of Maryland on transfer from UNC Wilmington

COLLEGE PARK, MD – Bethesda native Halle Johnson, who was an All-CAA Third-Team selection and member of the CAA All-Rookie Team in 2021, has signed to play for Maryland women’s soccer and head coach Meghan Ryan Nemzer.

A three-time Mid-Atlantic conference champion with McLean Youth Soccer, Johnson returns to the DMV after graduating from The Madeira School in Fairfax County, Virginia.

Bethesda, Md.
The Madeira School / UNC Wilmington
McLean Youth Soccer 

On Instagram: @halleljohnson

As a Freshman at UNC Wilmington (2021):

  • Third-Team All-Colonial Athletic Association selection
  • CAA All-Rookie Team
  • Posted an assist in wins over Drexel and Delaware
  • played season-high 97 minutes in overtime game at Charleston.


  • Member of three-time Mid-Atlantic conference championship team with McLean Youth Soccer
  • Advanced to ECNL Champions League national playoffs three times
  • Ranked first in ECNL Champions League in 2019-20

High School: 

  • Served as team captain during sophomore season
  • Received Second-Team All-ISL honors as a freshman
  • Also played varsity lacrosse and basketball at The Madeira School.


  • Full Name: Halleran Leighton Johnson
  • Born in Washington, D.C.
  • Daughter of Joan Loveland and Charlie Johnson
  • Father played baseball at Gettysburg College
  • Uncle, Drew, played baseball at University of Maryland and for the Kane County Cougars
  • Cousin, Luke, played baseball at UMBC
  • Cousin, Sam, played baseball at Washington College

(Photo Credit: John Crouch / UNC Wilmington)

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