- Date of Birth:
- April 6, 1992
- 5' 7"
Julie Johnston (born Julie Beth Johnston on April 6, 1992, in Phoenix, Arizona) is an American professional soccer player. Though soccer was a huge importance in Julie’s household while she grew up, she opted not to play high school soccer. Instead, Julie played for the Arsenal youth soccer club and the Sereno Soccer club when she was a teenager. After graduating from Dobson High School, Julie enrolled in Santa Clara University. While playing for the school’s soccer team, Julie was named a MAC Hermann Trophy semi-finalist and was named to the NSCAA All-American First-Team. In 2014, the National Women Soccer League’s Chicago Red Stars drafted Julie, along with soccer stars Vanessa DiBernardo and Hayley Brock. During the 2014 season, she started in all 21 matches and scored two goals. She was then named NWSL Rookie of the Year. In 2012, while playing in the FIFA U-20 league, Julie captained the US Women’s U-20 team to the win the U-20 World Cup in Japan. She was awarded the Bronze Ball for her efforts. Julie was a part of the US National Women’s Soccer Team in the 2015 Women’s World Cup, and her defensive skills helped the US Women bring home the World Cup.
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Julie Johnston is best known as an American professional soccer player, playing both with the NSWL as well as the US Women’s Team, helping them win the 2015 Women’s World Cup.
Julie is romantically involved with Philadelphia Eagles star, Zach Ertz. They met while attending a Stanford university baseball game. Julie’s older sister, Melanie Johnston, played Division 1 Soccer until a major hip surgery forced her to retire.