March 2, 2012
By Jimmy LaRoue
Virginia Beach’s Alani Johnson is a dynamic and athletic striker with the ability to make her teammates better, and those abilities are attracting NCAA Division I scouts and opportunities to showcase her talents to a wider audience, according to her Beach FC Under-16 coach Mike Gyori.
Johnson, a sophomore, stars not only with a Beach FC group that won State Cup at the U-14 level, but she’s also a featured player on her Bayside High School team, as she was named Beach District Rookie of the Year as a freshman. She’ll be with her Beach FC U16 Girls Red team during this month’s Jefferson Cup in Richmond, Va.
Because of her hard work and improvement over the last year, Johnson, 16, is earning opportunities to develop her game on a wider scale and has been named one of Korrio’s Player to Watch for March.