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Christina Julien inducted into JMU sports hall of fame

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.

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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.

Christina Julien
Christina Julien (James Madison University photo)

Julien graduated from JMU in 2010. She was one of five athletes and a head coach inducted this year.

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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
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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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