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Jess Johnson

Monmouth University
Social Work


Jess Johnson has excelled in the classroom throughout her Monmouth career. She owns a 3.89 cumulative grade-point average as a social work major and has been named to the MAAC All-Academic Team each of the previous two years. Johnson also has been named to the dean’s list in Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 for having a GPA of 3.30 or higher and being in the top 20 percent of her class.


A two-time team captain as a junior and senior, Johnson continuously demonstrates outstanding character. She currently holds the position of President for Monmouth’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and was a member of the MSAAC Executive Board as Director of Off-Campus Activities for 2018-19. Monmouth Head Coach Dr. Krissy Turner says of Johnson, “Jess Johnson is in a class by herself. The commitment she has made to academics and soccer epitomizes the definition of student-athlete. However, Jess’ legacy does not end here. Her endless passion for being a leader within the Monmouth community is demonstrated by her role with MSAAC and developing the FLIGHT Academy. Also, Jess embraces any moment she can to assist the local community outside of the campus.”


Johnson has been an active member of the community throughout her career at Monmouth. She has volunteered at a number of community events, including but not limited to the following: Team IMPACT, Monmouth County SPCA, Relay for Life, Valentines for Veterans, National Girls and Women in Sports Day, Long Branch Senior Center, Ronald McDonald House, Simon’s Soup Kitchen and Halloween Trunk or Treat.


Throughout her career, Johnson has been a standout for the Hawks. She has been an integral part of three straight MAAC regular-season and tournament championships and NCAA Tournament berths. During her career, Monmouth has had a 45-15-6 overall record, including a 27-2-1 conference mark, with 35 shutouts. Individually, Johnson was the 2018 MAAC Defensive Player of the Year, a 2018 first-team All-MAAC selection and a 2018 United Soccer Coaches All-Atlantic Region Second Team honoree.