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      Julie Edwards
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Glenmoore, Pa.

High School:
Downingtown East

Height:
5-1

Position:
Midfielder/Forward

AS A JUNIOR (2009): Tallied one goal and one assist with seven total shots (four on frame) over 12 matches of action during the 2009 season...Played in seven Southeastern Conference contests...Was one of just six Lady Vols to find the back of the net during the year...Played 53 minutes as a sub in the midfield during the 1-0 (2OT) SEC Tournament loss to #10 Florida (11/4)...Credited with her only assist of the campaign on Mick Imgram's 76th minute goal at Alabama (10/25)...Started in the midfield against Auburn (10/22), playing 33 total minutes...Received 53 minutes of action against #5 South Carolina (10/18)...Garnered her first playing time since the LSU match (9/27) with 23 minutes on the pitch against #11 Florida (10/16) and made the most of it by scoring her first goal of the season at 50:52 to give UT the lead in an eventual 2-2 (2OT) tie...Did not travel to Kentucky or Vanderbilt because of pre-existing injury...Credited with a shot on frame at Arkansas (9/25)...Started in the midfield at #19 Minnesota (9/4) and was a substitute against Wisconsin (9/6)...Posted Tennessee's lone shot on goal in the first half of the 1-0 loss to Pepperdine (8/30)...Played for the first time in 2009 against Arizona State (8/28), seeing approximately 70 minutes in the midfield and being credited with a shot...Did not see playing time against ETSU (8/22) while recovering from injury.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2008): Earned a spot as a regular starter as a sophomore, seeing time on defense, in the midfield and up top in her 19 starts...Finished the season tied for fourth on the squad with five points...Also tied for second with two game winners on the year...Kicked off the campaign with an assist on UT's third goal in the opening win over Chattanooga on Aug. 22...Put away her first goal of the season in a 1-0 First Tennessee Classic win against Illinois on Sept. 7...Earned a spot on the First Tennessee Classic All-Tournament Team for her efforts...Saw time in each of the Lady Vols' 11 conference matches, recording 11 shots...Came up big in the SEC Tournament, posting the game winner in the title game against Georgia...Converted on a pass from Tanya Emerson to help UT claim its fourth conference tournament title...Played nearly every minute of the tournament and put all of her three shots on frame...Collected All-Tournament Team honors after her performance...Named Academic All-SEC for the second time.

AS A FRESHMAN (2007): Played in 15 games, making two starts in her rookie campaign...Saw action in nine SEC matches, making her two starts during the conference season...Finished the year with a goal and an assist for three points to finish seventh on the squad...Made her collegiate debut off the bench against Minnesota on Sept. 2...Earned her way to a starting spot against Arkansas on Oct. 7...Scored the game winner in Tennessee's 2-0 victory over Ole Miss on Oct. 19 after receiving a ball from Mick Imgram...Was honored by the SEC for her successful weekend, earning the Freshman of the Week Award on Oct. 22...The honor gave UT back-to-back Freshman of the Week award winners...Joined Tanya Emerson in assisting on Kylee Rossi's game winner against Auburn on Senior Day...Made her NCAA Tournament debut in the first round win against Furman...Played again in the Lady Vols' victory over Clemson in the second round...Was named to the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll.

HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: A four-year letterwinner in soccer at Downington East High School in Exton, Pa....Won the 2005 and 2006 Ches-Mont League Championships...Went undefeated (14-0) as a senior at Downingtown...2006 Ches-Mont League Co-MVP...Member of the 2006 Pennsylvania All-State Team...A 2003 and 2006 selection to the All-Southeastern Pennsylvania Soccer Coaches Association Team...A Chest-Mont League First Team member each of her four years in high school...Led the Cougars in scoring and assists each year of her tenure at Downingtown...A member of the Pennsylvania ODP pool from 2001-06...A 2001, 2002 and 2006 member of the Region I ODP pool and a 2002 member of the ODP national pool...Won the 2006 ODP national championship...Helped her FC Delco Fusion club team to the 2002 U.S. Club Soccer National Title...Reached the national finals again with FC Delco in 2003...Reached the Pennsylvania state finals in 2006 and 2007 with FC Pennsylvania Strikers...Won a state and regional championship with the Strikers in 2008...Led the 2008 squad to a third place finish at USYSA Nationals...A member of the 2006 Soccer Buzz Top 100 Recruits...Also earned two varsity letters in lacrosse at Downingtown East...Was a four-year member of the high honor roll at Downingtown East...Participated in the Girls Athletic Association and the National Honor Society.

PERSONAL: Majoring in logistics with a collateral in international business...Traveled to Ireland and Scotland with the UT Business School for a finance-management study abroad program...Was a Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Representative at UT in 2009-10 and is now serving as a SAAC Executive for 2010-11...Enjoys spending time with family and friends, having fun, laughing and playing video games when not on the pitch...Admires her father for his hard work...Has had to overcome a hip disorder, which was treated by placing a bolt in her left hip, and developing narcolepsy...Starred in two water ballets as a child...Older sister Aly, 23, was a midfielder for West Chester University's 2006 Division II national semifinalist soccer team...Also has a younger brother, Stephen, 13...Julie Preecha Edwards was born Sept. 17, 1988, in Bryn Mawr, Pa....Julie's parents are Preecha and Alison Edwards.

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