UNC Field Hockey Bio
16 Julia Young
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Majoring in exercise and sport science with a minor in medical anthropology ... Current member of the U.S. Under-21 National Team ... Participates in the Richard A. Baddour Carolina Leadership Academy as part of the Veteran Leaders program ... UNC's team captain for 2016

2015: As a junior, started all 24 games, anchoring the Tar Heel defense ... Second on the team with 10 assists ... Named second-team All-America and first-team All-South Region ... Earned spots on the NCAA All-Tournament and ACC Alll-Tournament teams ... Recipient of the team's Caitlin "Poppy" Van Sickle Defensive Player of the Year award ... Served as UNC's vice captain

2014: Started all 23 games in the backfield ... Scored a goal and added two assists ... Second team All-South Region ... Named All-ACC Academic and earned a spot on the ACC Academic Honor Roll

2013: As a true freshman, played in all 24 games and started 10 ... Recipient of the team's Ken and Cheryl Williams Rookie of the Year Award ... Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll

Before UNC: At Grafton High School, captained her team as a senior and was a three-year starter ... Her team reached the state championship all four years and was state runner-up in 2011 ... Three-time all-state, all-region and all-district selection ... Daily Press All-Stars team in 2010-12 ... NFHCA All-America and All-South Region in 2011 ... Also competed in track & field, setting school and regional records in the high jump ... 2012 indoor track state champion in high jump ... Second-team All-America in 2011 and 2012 ... Team MVP in both indoor and outdoor track

National/International: Current member of the U.S. Under-21 Team ... With the U21 team, won a silver medal at the 2016 Junior Pan Am Games in Trinidad & Tobago ... Member of the 2013-14 U.S. Under-19 Team ... Former member of U-17 Team ... National Futures Championship, Futures Elite Championship, South Futures Elite Academy, Futures Elite and Junior Olympics ... Plays for Focus Field Hockey club team, 2012 Regional Club Champion, 2011 National Indoor Tournament Champion and 2010 National Field Hockey Festival Champion

More on Young: Born May 8, 1995, in Montgomery, Ala. ... Daughter of Amy and Ted Young ... Favorite pastimes are watching scary movies, hanging out with friends, spending summer vacation in Pennsylvania at amusement parks with my family, and going to the beach ... Favorite sports other than field hockey are ice hockey and gymnastics ... After graduation, wants to work as an athletic trainer ... Dream job is to be the athletic trainer for the Pittsburgh Steelers

Position: Back
Height: 5'6"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Yorktown, Va.
High School: Grafton
Major: Exercise and Sport Science
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