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Fossil Ridge alum Jaelin Howell earns spot on U.S. Women’s National Team roster

Howell will replace the injured Samantha Mewis who suffered an ankle injury last month.
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Florida State's Jaelin Howell jumps for a header during the second half of an NCAA women's soccer championship game against North Carolina in Cary, N.C., Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Ben McKeown)

CHICAGO — Jaelin Howell has earned a promotion. 

The Fossil Ridge High School alum (Fort Collins) has been added to the U.S. Women’s National Team roster for the 2021 SheBelieves Cup.

Howell will replace the injured Samantha Mewis who suffered an ankle injury last month.

The 21-year-old Howell has one career cap, earned on Nov. 27, 2020 against the Netherlands during the USA’s 2-0 win in Breda. Howell is a veteran of two youth World Cups for the USA. 

She played in the 2018 FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup in France and in 2016 FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup in Jordan.

Howell helped Florida State to the 2018 NCAA Championship as a freshman and helped the Seminoles win last fall’s ACC title. Howell’s father, John, was a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers first Super Bowl winning team in 2003 as a safety.

The USA is hosting Argentina, Brazil and Canada in this year’s sixth annual SheBelieves Cup which will be staged in three doubleheaders, on Feb. 18, 21 and 24, all at Exploria Stadium in Orlando.

Howell joins fellow Coloradoan Lindsey Horan on the current roster. 

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