The number of successful women in the world of sports has impressively increased over the years and Kealia Ohai is one name that has contributed greatly to women sports in the United States. Kealia Ohai is an American football (soccer) player who despite facing difficulty with her right eye diligently became an unquestionable superstar. She has won many awards and accolades to her name and for a young lady of her age, it is an impressive feat. She won four states title when she played for the Utah Avalanche, plus numerous records/awards she set/won in college while playing for the University football team.
Having been called up to play for the national team, Kealia played for the U-15, U-18, U-20 and U-23 sides before eventually joining the US senior football team. Her most notable contribution to the US in terms of her cherished sport is perhaps, scoring the winning goal which gave the US victory in the final match against a German side that had not conceded a single goal up to that point in the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup. Got your attention? Read on as we reveal more about this football star.
Kealia Ohai Biography
Kealia Ohai was born on January 31, 1992, in Draper, Utah to Ben and Cindy Ohai. She was named “Kealia” after Kealia Beach on the island of Kauai. She also has an elder sister, Megan Ohai who many believe was majorly responsible for Kealia’s drive towards having a sensational career in football. This may not be far from the truth, as her elder sister was also a former footballer herself.
As a citizen of the United States of America, Kealia’s ethnicity is white. She graduated from Alta High School in 2010 and also attended and graduated from the University of North Carolina.
While in school, Kealia played for the school’s Varsity soccer team and led them to four soccer championship from 2006-2009. She also played for four years with the Tar Heels and was a member of the 2012 championship winning team. Her performance in the game was incredible and led to her being made the most outstanding offensive player.
Kealia has a record of constantly leading her team to victory. During her early years of playing for the Tar Heels, she led the team to victory by scoring 14 goals. In sophomore, she did the same thing by scoring 6 goals; 3 of which were winning goals. In 2014, she was drafted as the second player in the first overall selection for Houston Dash. Her head coach, Randy Waldrum was pleased with the selection stating that things have fallen into place for the club and he is excited to have one of the nation’s most outstanding soccer players. In 2016, she became the captain of the side and was nominated for the Golden Boot which was later won by Lynn Williams.
Her Salary and Net Worth
Kealia is a young lady who has enjoyed an impressive career and has led her team to many victories and won many awards. Kealia was never at any point in want of a team to play for and would most certainly rise to become the club’s captain. With such an amazing skill set and career, one can only be sure she has an impressive bank account. The actual amount she earns has not yet been made public as she is still an upcoming superstar but trust us, you won’t have to wait for too long as the world of US female football right now is hers for the taking.
Kealia Ohai’s Family
Kealia Ohai is the daughter of Cindy Ohai, her mother and Ben Ohai, a Hawaiian who named his daughter after the Kealia beach in the Island of Kauai which he loved so much; perhaps, he shares an interesting memory with the Island. Kealia’s sister, Megan is a former USC striker who while in high school won the National Freshman Honours as Soccerbuzz first-team freshman All-American. She (Megan) is married to Brian Cushing, an American football linebacker which makes Kealia sister-in-law to Brian.
Kealia is dating American football star, JJ Watt and they have been dating for almost two years – since 2016. The two met through Brian Cushing who is Watt’s teammate and Kealia’s brother-in-law. Kealia and Watt kept their relationship a secret for a pretty long time before they decided to let the cat out of the bag by confirming their romance in public. She even celebrated her birthday with Watt in Mexico and in March 2017, she flew over to Houston and spent 12 hours with her beloved on his birthday despite being very busy.
Quick Facts about the Soccer Star
1. Kealia Ohai is blind in her right eye. As a child, she wore an eye patch on her left eye to work on the right eye but there was no sign of improvement on the eye, leaving her with a blind right eye for life.
2. She is 5 feet 5 inches tall with a hazel eye colour and light brown hair.
3. Kealia enjoys a huge followership on her social media platforms. 28,000+ followers on Twitter and over 125,000 on Instagram.
4. She is the captain of her club and plays number 7 for her team.