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Karli Johansen

Position Defender
Program Women’s National Team
Home Town North Vancouver, BC
Birth Date March 26, 1992
Caps 145
Twitter @karlijohansen14

Karli Johansen is as lethal an offensive threat as she is a defender. As a junior, she had helped Canada win silver at the 2012 Junior Pan American Championship and then captained the team at the 2013 FIH Junior World Cup. She made her Commonwealth Games debut in 2014.

In 2015 she was part of the Canadian team that won bronze at the 2015 Pan American Game in Toronto Ontario, where she scored multiple times from set pieces. The medal was the first time since 1999 the Canadian women took home hardware at the event.

Johansen played in 70 games in her four years with the University of Iowa Hawkeyes. As a senior, she started all 21 games and recorded all four of her career goals. She was named to the NFHCA National Academic Squad as a freshman in 2010 and the Big Ten All-tournament team twice as a sophomore and junior.