Name: Julia Taylor
Position: Left Wing / Right Back
Sport: Team Handball
Event(s): Indoor
Height: 5'8
Weight: 146
DOB: 12/4/1989
Hometown: Raleigh, N.C.
High School: St. David's School
College: University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (B.A. '12) & University of Paris-Diderot (M.S. '17)
Team/Club: Aulnay Handball, 3rd Division (France)
Coach(es): Christian Latulippe
Other Career Highlights
  • 2021: Named to U.S. Women's National Team for North American and Caribbean Handball Confederation (NACHC) Women's Championships
  • 2019 Pan American Games - 4th (Lima, Peru)
  • 2019 North American and Caribbean Handball Confederation (NACHC) Championships - 5th (Mexico City, Mexico)
  • 2015-2019: Aulnay Handball, France, 3rd Division
  • 2018 Pan American Games Qualifier - 1st (Montreal, Canada)
  • 2018 Nationale 2 Championnat, France - 1st
  • 2018 Busan International - 4th (Busan, South Korea)
  • 2017 Busan International - 4th (Busan, South Korea)
  • 2017 Pan American Championships - 5th (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
  • 2017 Pan American Championship (Nor.Ca Qualifier) - 2nd (San Juan, Puerto Rico)
  • 2015 Pan American Championships - 10th (Havana, Cuba)
  • 2015 Pan American Championship Nor.Ca Qualifier - 3rd (San Juan, Puerto Rico)
  • 2015 Last Chance Pan American Games Qualifier - 2nd
  • 2015 U.S. Open National Championships - 3rd
Personal: Born in Boston, MA and moved to North Carolina at the age of seven...Has four brothers and one sister...Is bilingual in English/French and is working on her third and fourth languages (Spanish and Arabic)...First discovered handball at UNC-Chapel Hill, where she studied International Relations...Took a semester off school to attend the Idrætshøjskolen Handball Academy in Aarhus, Denmark...Spent 1.5 years in the Auburn Residency Program...Moved to a suburb of Paris, France and signed a semi-pro contract with Aulnay Handball...Earned a Master's of Science in Sociology at the University of Paris-Diderot...Currently works for an NGO in the Paris area...Lover of hip-hop and science-fiction...Is a passionate foodie.