Williamstown’s Christina Julien, a graduate of Char-Lan District High School, was recently inducted into the James Madison University (Virginia) sports hall of fame, in recognition of her stellar NCAA soccer career as a member of the Dukes.
Julien went on to play the beautiful game for Canada’s national women’s team and suit up professionally, before switching to her other sports passion, hockey, which she currently plays down under in Australia.
Here are JMU’s induction notes on “Corky.”
One of the top scorers in JMU history, Christina “Corky” Julien continues to enjoy a professional soccer career, highlighted by her participation on the Canadian National Team. Ten years after her last game as a Duke, Julien still stands second in program history in goals (44) and points (102), including sharing the school record for career game-winning goals with 19. She is also 21st with 14 career assists. Julien was a three-time All-Region honoree, including Soccer Buzz Third Team All-America and Second Team NSCAA/adidas Scholar All-America honors as a junior, when she was also recognized as the CAA Player of the Year and VaSID State Player of the Year. That year she had 16 goals, 35 points and five game-winning goals, highlighted by a program-record stretch of nine consecutive games scoring a goal. She was named to the CAA women’s soccer Silver Anniversary Team, honoring the top 25 student-athletes in the league’s first 25 seasons. Following her graduation with a Bachelor of Science in kinesiology, Julien made an immediate international impact after JMU, appearing on the Canadian National Team in the Cyprus Cup in 2009 and 2010 before earning a gold medal in the 2011 Pan American Games in Mexico and participating in the World Cup in Germany. She was then an alternate at the London Olympics in 2012. As a professional, she most recently competed for 1. FC Koln in Germany. Her professional endeavors have shifted to include hockey, competing for the Melbourne Ice in the Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League and scoring 54 goals in three seasons.
Julien graduated from JMU in 2010. She was one of five athletes and a head coach inducted this year.