Julianne Sitch Gains National Experience
CHICAGO – DePaul freshman soccer player Julianne Sitch continued her national training experience recently after competing at a national team camp representing Region II. The weekend training camp took place Jan. 17-20.
The weekend practice session marked Sitch’s third national experience as she was also involoved at the U-19 level on two occasions. The Oswego, Illinois, native has represented Region II three times. The camp is designed for the nation’s top players to further develop their skills and is an indirect tryout for the national team.
After an outstanding freshman season with the Blue Demons, Sitch was honored by the National Soccer Coaches Association by being named third team All-Great Lakes Region. She was the only freshman named to the region’s top three teams. Sitch also earned second team All-Conference and All-Freshman recognition from Conference USA.
She helped the Blue Demons to the program’s first 10-win season while setting the program’s single-season scoring record. In 19 matches this season, the midfielder/forward set the program’s single-season scoring record with 21 points on eight goals and five assists. The freshman recorded at least a goal or an assist in eight of the 19 games while leading C-USA with 83 shots. Twice she recorded a season-high four points with a pair of goals against Tulane, and a goal and two assists at Northern Illinois.
As a team, the Blue Demons set new school records in wins (10), goals (29), shutouts (7) and goals against average (1.20). Overall, the club finished the season with a 10-8-1 record while going 3-6-1 in C-USA action.