When the World Cup included a Glengarrian

With the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup taking place in France, it got me thinking to the last time we had a Glengarry connection to Team Canada. That was Williamstown’s Christina Julien, who played for Canada from 2009 through 2015.

The graduate of Char-Lan District High School went on to a stellar NCAA career at James Madison University, in Virginia, U.S.A. Her junior collegiate campaign saw “Corky’s” first opportunity with Team Canada, including play at the Cyprus Cup.

Christina Julien
Photo courtesy CanadaSoccer /
Ville Vuorinen

That first year in Red, Julien, as a 20-year-old, played in four matches for Canada, scoring one goal and chalking up one assist. The following season, Julien saw action in 14 games, scoring 4 times. That year, 2010, saw her win gold at the Cyprus Cup and the CONCACAF championship (which served at the World Cup qualifier).

She competed with Team Canada in the 2011 World Cup, in Germany (playing in two matches but was held without a goal).

Julien won gold at the Pan American Games that same year.

At the 2012 Olympic Games, in London, Julien was an alternate but wasn’t activated to the roster.

In all, she had 54 caps for Canada, scoring 10 goals and notching 3 assists. Her final time in Red came in March 2015, at the Cyprus Cup, where Canada earned silver.

For more photos from the Glengarrian’s career, check out this CanadaSoccer gallery.

Julien currently lives in Australia where she is pursuing her other sports passion: hockey.

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