Name: Julia Young
Position: Defender
Caps: 54
Sport: Field Hockey
DOB: 5/8/1995
Hometown: Yorktown, Va.
High School: Grafton High School
College: University of North Carolina '17
Team/Club: Focus Field Hockey
World Championship Experience
  • 2019 FIH Hockey Olympic Qualifier (Bhubaneswar, India)
  • Gold - 2017 World League Semifinals (Johannesburg, South Africa)
  • Silver - 2016 Women's Junior Pan American Games (Trinidad & Tobago)
  • Bronze - 2019 Pan American Games (Lima, Peru)
  • Bronze - 2017 Pan American Cup (Lancaster, Pa.)
  • 8th - 2016 Women’s Hockey Junior World Cup (Santiago, Chile)
  • 9th - 2019 FIH Pro League (worldwide)
  • 14th - 2018 Vitality Hockey Women's World Cup (London, England)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2019: Series against Canada (Lancaster, Pa.), Series against Chile (Santiago, Chile)
  • 2018: Four Nations Women's Ibaraki International Tournament (4th, Osaka, Japan), Series against Belgium (Lancaster, Pa.)
  • 2017 : Joined the U.S. Women's National Team, Recorded first cap on May 24 against Ireland, Series against Ireland (Lancaster, Pa.), Series against Argentina (Tucuman, Argentina)
  • 2016: At UNC, Named to the All-South Region First Team, ACC First Team, NCAA All-Tournament Team, ACC All-Tournament Team and First-Team All-American, Named the 2016 ACC Defensive Player of the Year
  • 2015: At UNC, Named second-team All-America and first-team All-South Region, Earned spots on the NCAA All-Tournament and ACC All-Tournament teams, Recipient of the team's Caitlin "Poppy" Van Sickle Defensive Player of the Year award, ACC Tournament Champions, Served as UNC's vice captain
  • 2014: Named to the U.S. U-21 Women's National Team
  • 2014: At UNC, Named Second team All-South Region, Named All-ACC Academic and earned a spot on the ACC Academic Honor Roll
  • 2013: Named to the U.S. U-19 Women's National Team
  • 2013: UNC's Recipient of the team's Ken and Cheryl Williams Rookie of the Year Award, Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll
  • 2011: Named to the U.S. U-17 Women's National Team
Personal: Daughter of Amy and Ted Young...Has a sister, Kaytlyn...Best Words of Advice: "Hold yourself to a high standard and don't stop raising the standard as you grow and get better."...Began Playing Field Hockey: 2004