|9 Julia Barrow
Solid in the midfield... Consistent player who reads the game well... Has great vision... Maintains possession and tempo... Technically and tactically sound... Selected to serve as a team captain in 2011 and 2012.
2011: Rice soccer programs' Midfielder of the Year for the second-straight season; Conference USA Soccer All-Academic Team; C-USA Academic Medalist; C-USA Academic Honor Roll; Rice University Honor Athlete; Set an outstanding example for her teammates by coming back from a late-season injury that had kept her out for two full weeks of action... Returned to start the final three games of the season, where she played more than 100 minutes in each of those overtime contests... In her first appearance since the injury she scored the game-tying goal late in the first half in the rivalry game against crosstown foe Houston, giving Rice the point in the league standings to help the Owls secure a spot in the C-USA Tournament... Started 18 games... Was on pace to be one of the team-leaders in total minutes-played before the injury, but was sidelined for C-USA games against East Carolina, Marshall and Southern Miss... Finished eighth on the team with 1,545 minutes... Averaged 85.8 minutes per game... Registered 88.8 percent of the Owls' on-field time in her 18 games... Played 90 or more minutes nine times... Assisted on Jessica Howard's game-winning goal against C-USA foe UAB... Tallied 24 shots on the year with eight on-goal for a .333 shots-on-goal percentage... Took a season-high three shots at nationally-ranked BYU.
2010: C-USA Academic Honor Roll; First player to earn the Rice soccer team's new Midfield MVP award... One of five Owls, and the only midfielder, to start all 20 games... Finished fourth on the team in minutes (1,722)... Played in 91 percent of the team's total time... Averaged 86 minutes per game and played 90 or more minutes nine times... Finished fifth on the team in shots (27)... Doubled her shot total from freshman year... Maintained a steady .370 shots-on-goal percentage... Posted a career-high five shots against Texas-San Antonio.
2009: C-USA Academic Honor Roll; Rice University Honor Athlete; C-USA All-Freshman team; Soccer program's Rookie of the Year... Appeared in 17 of the Owls' 19 games in first season at the Division I level... Started each of the team's last seven C-USA games of the season and impressed opposing league coaches to earn All-Freshman honors from the conference... Helped Rice to a winning 4-2-1 record in her seven C-USA starts, averaging almost 76 minutes per game... Scored the dramatic, game-winning goal with less than 30 seconds left in the (first) overtime period at Stephen F. Austin... The SFA game-winner was on her only shot of the day... Provided an additional attacking presence with her starting in the midfield, taking 10 shots in the team's final seven games... Led the Owls with a career-high three shots against C-USA foe UAB, as well as sharing the team lead in shots on-goal against the Blazers that day... Also shared the team lead in shots against eventual NCAA Tournament participant UCF... Played 80 or more minutes four times, including a season-long 90 minutes against the 16th-ranked UCF Knights... Logged the most playing time of any of the four Owl freshmen to get in the season-opener against Baylor (79 minutes).
California ODP 2004... Center-midfielder for Eagles Premier under head coach Vince Thomas... Helped lead club to the CSL Premier League Championship... Made regional finals held in Hawaii.
A 2009 graduate of Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach, Calif... Led team to Bay League Championship and second round of the Division I California Interscholastic Federation tournament... Four-year varsity letterwinner for head coach Patty Perkinson... Named the 2008 Bay League MVP and the 2008 Daily Breeze player of the year... First team all-area selection... Won the school's Scholar-Athlete Award... Member of the Honor Roll and National Honor Society committee leader.
Full Name: Julia Barrow. Born: January 11, 1991. Parents: Quinn and Catherine Barrow, Hermosa Beach, Calif. (two sisters). College: Baker
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