Former Women's Soccer All-America Julien on Canada Roster for World Cup
HARRISONBURG, Va., June 12, 2011 -- Former JMU women's soccer All-America Christina "Corky" Julien (JMU '10) has been named to Canada's roster for the World Cup.
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The 24-player roster includes 18 field players, three goalkeepers and three alternates.
Julien, who has 27 international appearances with Canada since joining the team in February of 2009, is the first JMU soccer player to participate in a World Cup competition.
Canada is making its fifth consecutive World Cup appearance. The 22-day event will be held in nine cities across Germany beginning June 26 and concluding with a July 17 final in Frankfurt.
Canada's matches in group A play include June 26 vs. Germany in Berlin, June 30 vs. France in Bochum and July 7 vs. Nigeria in Dresden. The team is currently training in Germany in preparation for the upcoming World Cup competition.
"We're really proud of Corky," said JMU head coach Dave Lombardo. "All the credit goes to her and her effort and hard work that have put her in this position. All of us in the JMU soccer program from the first season to this year are proud of what she's done, and we wish her well."