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Julie O'Toole King (born October 21, 1989 in St. Louis, Missouri) is an American soccer defender currently playing for North Carolina Courage in the National Women's Soccer League.

Julie King
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King with Boston Breakers in 2013
Personal information
Full name Julie O'Toole King
Date of birth (1989-10-21) October 21, 1989 (age 28)
Place of birth St. Louis, Missouri
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
North Carolina Courage
Number 22
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 Auburn University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012 Boston Breakers (WPSLE) 14 (?)
2013–2017 Boston Breakers 95 (6)
2018– North Carolina Courage 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 21, 2017

Contents

BioEdit

Early life and educationEdit

King's parents are Kevin and Julie; her siblings are model RJ King, model and former Amazing Race contestant Caitlin King, and reality TV personality Meghan King Edmonds.[1] King's older sister Caitlin played soccer with her at Auburn for two seasons.[citation needed]

King attended and played for Nerinx Hall High School in Webster Groves, Missouri, where she was an Honor Roll Student. She was a wing-midfielder for St. Louis Scott Gallagher Club Soccer and helped her club team advance to the Region II regional Finals five out of the six years they competed, winning in 2003 and 2005, including winning the National Championship in 2005. King was a 2005 All-Metro honorable mention, 2006 Second Team All-Metro, 2007 All-Midwest honorable mention, a 2007 First Team All-Metro, First Team All-Conference and First Team All-State, 2007 All-Midwest honorable mention, 2008 First Team All-State, All-Metro and All-Conference. She was a second team All-Conference selection in basketball in 2008 and 2007.[2]

Auburn UniversityEdit

King attended and played for Auburn University, where she majored in interdisciplinary studies. Following her four years of soccer with the Auburn Tigers, King also played a single season of basketball with the school.[3][4]

Auburn statisticsEdit

Source[5]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high
Year Team GP Points FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2012–13 Auburn 30 34 26.0% 0.0% 66.7% 1.8 1.0 0.6 0.1 1.1

Club CareerEdit

Boston Breakers 2012–2017Edit

Following the folding of the Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) league, King signed on to play with the Boston Breakers in the Women's Premier Soccer League Elite (WPSL Elite), where she played 14 times for the Breakers, starting nine times. Prior to the start of the inaugural 2013 National Women's Soccer League season, King again signed with the Boston Breakers as a discovery player in March 2013. In 2013, King started all 21 games she appeared in and logged 1,862 minutes.

In 2014, King started all 17 games she appeared in and logged 1,530 minutes, third highest on the team, despite missing 6 games due to injury. She tallied one goal and one assist. Her goal, the first of her professional career, came on April 27, 2014, in a 3–2 win at home over Sky Blue FC. She also registered an assist in the match.[6][7][8]

North Carolina Courage 2018–Edit

King was selected by the North Carolina Courage as the number 9 draft pick in the Breakers Dispersal Draft on January 30, 2018.[9] King would not play for the Courage in 2018 as she was recovering from two ankle operations. [10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Pennington, Gail (June 8, 2015). "Meghan King Edmonds tests life as 'Real Housewife'". St. Louis Post Dispatch. Retrieved July 7, 2015.
  2. ^ "Auburn Player Profile".
  3. ^ "Auburn Basketball player profile".
  4. ^ "UNITE: Two-Sport Athlete Julie King". ESPN. Retrieved April 24, 2013.
  5. ^ "Auburn Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved 2017-09-08.
  6. ^ "Boston Breakers Player Profile". Archived from the original on June 27, 2013. Retrieved April 11, 2013.
  7. ^ "Heather Mitts Announces Retirement from Soccer". Soccer Nation. Archived from the original on November 10, 2013. Retrieved April 24, 2013.
  8. ^ "Boston Breakers bring back defender Julie King". NWSL News. Retrieved April 24, 2013.
  9. ^ Ltd, Simplestream. "National Women's Soccer League". www.nwslsoccer.com. Retrieved 2018-02-02.
  10. ^ "@julie_king8". August 23, 2018. Retrieved September 25, 2018.

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