Julia Roberts (soccer)

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Julia Roberts
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Personal information
Full name Julia K. Roberts
Date of birth (1991-02-07) February 7, 1991 (age 26)
Place of birth Frederick, Maryland, United States
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Midfielder
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2012 Virginia Cavaliers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012 Seattle Sounders Women 13 (0)
2013 Washington Spirit 20 (0)
National team
2008 United States U17
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of April 14, 2013.

Julia K. Roberts (born February 7, 1991) is an American professional soccer midfielder for the Washington Spirit in the NWSL. She previously played for the Seattle Sounders Women of the W-League and has represented the United States at the U-16, U-17, and U-20 levels.[1][2][3]

Early life[edit]

Roberts grew up in Frederick, Maryland and attended Urbana High School. In 2007, she helped the school's soccer team to the 3A State Championship, scoring two goals in the final game that went into penalty kicks. She was a three-time NSCAA All-State selection in high school before forgoing her senior season to participate in the FIFA U-17 World Cup.[4]

Roberts also helped her nationally ranked club team, the McLean Freedom, to a national title in 2007.[4]

Roberts was named 2009 Parade All-American and 2007 and 2008 NSCAA All-American.[5][6] She was named #4 of the top 50 girl soccer players by ESPN in 2009.[7]

University of Virginia[edit]

Roberts attended the University of Virginia. In 2011, she helped the Cavaliers make the NCAA quarterfinals after five seasons of being eliminated in the third round.[8][9] In 2012, she helped the Cavaliers win the ACC championship in the final match against Maryland.[10][11]

Playing career[edit]

Club[edit]

Seattle Sounders Women[edit]

In 2012, Roberts played for the Seattle Sounders Women.[4] She made 13 appearances for a total of 932 minutes and provided one assist.[12]

Washington Spirit[edit]

In March 2013, Roberts was drafted by the Washington Spirit as a discovery player.[13][14]

International[edit]

Roberts previously played on the United States Women's U-16, U-17 and U-20 soccer teams.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Julia Roberts Biography". Seattle Sounders Women. Retrieved July 15, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Sounders Women re-sign two, welcome newcomer Roberts". March 16, 2012. Retrieved July 4, 2012. 
  3. ^ "The Emergence of Julia Roberts". Seattle Sounders Women. Retrieved July 15, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c "The Emergence of Julia Roberts". Sounders Women. Retrieved January 10, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Not THAT Julia Roberts". US Soccer. Retrieved July 15, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Julia Roberts Biography". US Soccer. Retrieved July 15, 2012. 
  7. ^ "ESPNU girls' soccer player rankings". ESPN. Retrieved July 15, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Virginia finally makes quarterfinals". ESPN. Retrieved January 10, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Julia Roberts Biography". University of Virginia. Retrieved July 15, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Virginia upsets Florida State, advances to ACC final". Equalizer Soccer. Retrieved January 10, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Virginia Women's Soccer Wins ACC Championship". SB Nation. Retrieved January 10, 2013. 
  12. ^ "2012 Seattle Sounders Women Stats". USL. Archived from the original on July 15, 2012. Retrieved March 5, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Spirit getting ready for inaugural season". All White Kit. Retrieved March 26, 2013. 
  14. ^ Gordon, Jennifer. "Match-heavy preseason begins for Spirit". Equalizer Soccer. Retrieved March 26, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Julia Roberts player profile". US Soccer. Retrieved January 10, 2013. 

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