Julia Dorsey ’15 Named VSN High School Girls Soccer Defender of the Decade

Julia Dorsey ’15 was recognized for her commanding presence and strength on the soccer field this week, claiming Varsity Sports Network’s top spot as High School Girls Soccer Defender of the Decade.
Julia, a sophomore at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, made a name for herself while attending McDonogh School, where she played three sports and excelled on the soccer team’s back line. Strong in several positions, she moved from forward to defender when an ACL injury interrupted her junior year.
“It made sense for me to take on that role,” Julia told VSN.
Having worked hard toward recovery, Julia was eager to get back on the field, and it showed during her senior-year performance – earning her All-Metro first-team honors, an IAAM Conference A championship, and recognition as 2018-2019 High School Female Athlete of the Year.
A multi-sport athlete and business administration major, Julia now plays Division I soccer and lacrosse for UNC, where she becomes the sixth female Tar Heel to compete in both sports. She previously played soccer, lacrosse, and basketball at Calvert, where she won The George A. Whiting Athletic Trophy for Girls. For more on Julia’s impressive performance – including UNC stats and season updates – click here.
Congratulations, Julia!
Calvert School is a coed independent lower and middle school.