Athlete of the Week: Julia Heatherton

Julia Heatherson

Women’s Soccer

How long have you been playing soccer? 

I’ve been playing soccer since I was around 6 years old.

What has been your biggest accomplishment this season so far? 

Our biggest accomplishment has been going head to head with some very strong, ranked teams. Beating Hempstead and Iowa City West were some big accomplishments for the team this season so far.

What are some struggles you have faced with soccer?

Adapting to new coaches throughout the years has definitely been a challenge as they all coach different.

What are some of your personal goals?

Personally I hope I to beat Waterloo Columbus this year as we have never played them in a conference game before during season.

What are some team goals?

To make it to state is definitely a team goal of ours and working harder everyday to become better as a team is what we constantly work for.

Best memory from this or previous seasons? 

My favorite memory from my high school soccer career was scrimmaging against the coaches two years ago in the rain while we all got super muddy and slid everywhere.

Are you planning on playing soccer after this year? 

Sadly, I do not plan on playing soccer after this year in college. This will be my last year.

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