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Joanna Lohman (FA)
Defender - Midfielder
Team: Washington Freedom
Joanna Lohman
Height: 5' 5"
Birth Date: 6/26/1982
Hometown: Silver Spring, Md.
Previous Team: Balinge (Sweden)
How Acquired:
Via trade with Saint Louis

Other Professional Experience:
  • Played in WUSA Festivals in both Minneapolis and Los Angeles in 2004
  • Member of the 2005 Freedom Reserves
  • 7 USWNT caps
  • Trained with USWNT during the 2004 Olympic Residency Training Camp
  • Member of U21 U.S. national team from 2000-2005, captaining the squad from 2003-04
  • Helped lead U21 team to three Nordic Cup championships, earning MVP honors in 2002
  • Scored 19 goals and had six assists her senior season at Penn State, finishing career No. 5 in all-time goals scored (41), No. 2 in assists (37), No. 4 in points (114) and first with eight game-winning goals
  • Named Pennsylvania’s NCAA Woman of the Year in 2004
  • Two-time M.A.C. Hermann Trophy finalist (2002-03)
  • Two-time Honda Sports Award Finalist (2002-03)
  • Finalist for the Collegiate Women’s Sports Award for Women’s Soccer in 2003
  • Big Ten Player of the Year in 2003
  • First four-time First Team All-Big Ten selection in Penn State history (2000-03)
  • Three-time NSCAA All-American selection (2001-03)
  • Three-time CoSIDA Academic All-American (2001-03)
  • One of three recipients of Penn State’s Outstanding Senior Athlete Award in 2003
  • Big Ten Freshman of the Year in 2000

1. What are the three things you can never be without while traveling?

Hobbes - my Dell Latitude laptop that lights up when I type, Pebbles - My Blackberry cell phone that keeps me in the social loop, Big Ten Life Bag - The bag that goes with me everywhere and contains all the essential elements that I require in my daily life. It is always packed and ready to accomodate my nomadic existence.

2. If you didn’t play professional soccer, what other profession would you want to try – and why?

I would like to be the General Manager of the Washington Redskins or any NFL franchise. I am obsessed with all that is football from the tailgates to the draft. This occupation would incorporate both my passions - sport and business.

I would also love to be a professional house DJ. I would want to travel the world moving audiences with the incredible house beats that I mix. I would liken myself to world renown DJ’s such as Tiesto, David Morales, Bob Sinclar, etc. I would play 5 hour sets that make the heart pump and the body move.

3. What’s your perfect day off?

Relaxing from dancing until the wee hours of the morning the night before. This would include reading the entire Washington Post newspaper and doing a crossword puzzle. It would also include lounging with my friends and eating free samples from Whole Foods.

4. What famous person most inspires you and why?

Katharine Weymouth – Publisher and CEO of the Washington Post. I had the opportunity to meet with her and was inspired by her composure, knack for making others feel comfortable, intelligence, and down to earth personality.

She comes from an incredibly accomplished family and has the very tough task of reinventing the newspaper industry in a climate that steers more and more toward the digital age.

She also gets to rub shoulders with the most successful, controversial, and newsworthy individuals not only in DC but around the world.

5. If you had a dinner party, who are the four people you would invite (can be living or dead)?

Recent Top Chef contender Carla from Washington D.C. (she could teach me to cook …and cook the dinner), The Biggest Loser trainer Jillian Michaels (she could educate me on nutrition and good training methods), Warren Buffet (we could talk stock investments and economic essentials), Kelly Clarkson (we could sing together).

6. If there were one adjective to describe you, what would it be?


7. What’s on your workout / pre-game iPod playlist?

XM radio channel 81 BPM – Beats Per Minute – My house music.

QUICK HITS – List your top three favorites:

TV Shows:

1. Top Chef

2. America's Next Top Model

3. Pardon The Interruption

Place to Shop:

1. Thrift store

2. Diesel

3. H&M


1. Tokyo Palace

2. Potbelly's

3. Whole Foods free samples

Professional Athletes:

1. Troy Polamalu

2. Clinton Portis

3. Peyton Manning

Cities (in any country):

1. Cairo, Egypt

2. Istanbul, Turkey

3. Split, Croatia

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