U.S. National Teams: A mainstay in the center-midfield for the U-17s during this cycle, she was a member of the U.S. team at the 2016 CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship in Grenada, playing every minute of all four games she started at the tournament in helping the USA to the regional title and a berth to the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup … Named to the 2016 CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship Best XI … Has 18 U-17 caps heading into the World Cup and one goal … Is fifth on the team in minutes played with 947 … Scored her first international goal in a 2-2 tie with Brazil on Aug. 9 in East Lansing, Mich. … Has come up through the U.S. youth WNT system, playing for the U.S. U-14s in 2013, the U.S. U-15s in 2014 and the U-17s from 2015 to present.
College / High School: Has verbally committed to attend the Florida State in the fall of 2018 … Attends Fossil Ridge High School where she was an NSCAA All-American in 2015 … Only played high school soccer as a freshman.
Club: Has played U-14 to present with Real Colorado ... Played U-11 through U-13 with Arsenal Colorado … Helped Real Colorado to a runner-up finish in the 2014 U-14 ECNL National Championship and the 2016 U-16 ECNL National Championship … A team captain for Real Colorado at U-15s and U-16s … An NSCAA All-American.
Personal: Full name is Jaelin Marie Howell … Nickname is Jae … Being from Colorado, she enjoys hiking, snowboarding and boating … Her dad John played safety in the NFL for six years after being drafted in the fourth round out of Colorado State and won Super Bowl XXXVII with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers … Also played two seasons with the Seattle Seahawks … Her motto is: “don’t sweat it doe” … Her favorite class is anatomy … Her craziest ambition is to go sky-diving … Her dream job would be as a physical therapist … Her favorite food is pizza or ramen noodles … Her favorite women’s soccer player is France National Team midfielder Eugenie Le Sommer and her favorite men’s players is Lionel Messi … Her athletic inspirations are LeBron James, Michael Phelps and Michael Jordan … List her greatest soccer moment as winning the CONCACAF title … Has a Lhasa Apso named Ralphie … Favorite TV shows are Criminal Minds, Chopped and Gossip Girl … Favorite musical artist is Justin Bieber … Favorite dessert is a white chocolate brownie.