HARRISONBURG, Va., Feb. 22, 2012 -- Former JMU women's soccer
All-Americas Teresa Rynier (JMU '11)
(JMU '10) have signed contracts to compete for professional teams in Sweden.
Rynier (JMU '11) has signed with Kvarnsveden IK, a Swedish 1st division team (second-highest league behind the premier division). The team is based in Borlange.
Julien (JMU '10) signed with the premier division team Jitex BK, based in Mölndal, a suburb of Gotenburg.
Rynier and Julien played together in the 2007-09 seasons at JMU.
Rynier, from Leola, Pa., finished her career holding all of the Dukes' assist records (4 game, 15 season, 53 career). She was named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-America Third Team as a senior in 2010, to the NSCAA All-Mid-Atlantic Region First Team as a junior and senior, and to the All-Colonial Athletic Association First Team three times.
Julien, from Williamstown, Ontario, completed her JMU career ranked second all-time in goals (44) and points (102) and set a school career record with 19 game-winning goals. She was an NSCAA All-America Third Team selection and CAA Player of the Year as a junior in 2008 and was named to the NSCAA All-Mid-Atlantic Region First Team as a junior and a senior. She earned All-CAA First Team honors as a junior and senior.
The two played together on the Ottawa Fury team that won the 2011 W-League Central Conference championship game in the summer of 2011.
Rynier led the W-League in assists in 2011 with eight in Ottawa's 12 regular-season games.
Julien joined the Fury following the conclusion of her participation on the Canada National Team in the World Cup in Germany last summer. A member of the Canada National Team since 2009, Julien was a starter for Canada in the CONCACAF Tournament in January in which the team qualified for the 2012 London Olympic Games.