Women's Soccer

Julie Ewing
Julie Ewing


Batavia, Ill.

High School:




Club Team:
Eclipse Select


Uncommon Achievement: Jenna Carosio

Successful defensive transition leads Illini to nine shutouts, Big Ten Tournament Title


Carosio, Guthrie Garner Top Honor at Fighting Illini Scholar-Athlete Reception

Soccer, Golf Standouts Take Home Prestigious Big Ten Medal of Honor


Carosio, Guthrie Garner Top Honor at Scholar-Athlete Reception

Soccer, Golf Standouts Take Home Prestigious Big Ten Medal of Honor


Spring Soccer Final Notes

Illini show great individual development over 2012 spring season


Uncommon Achievement: Julie Ewing

Senior switches to midfield, helps lead offense through record-setting season


Julie Ewing's SALSC Volunteer Mission to Kenya

Illini Julie Ewing used part of her 2010 summer vacation to perform volunteer work with SALSC in Sikirar, Kenya.

SALSC Kenya Mission Trip Photo Galley

2011 - Senior: Top Drawer Soccer Top-20 Conference Player (#14) ... Big Ten Conference "Player To Watch" ... NSCAA Academic All-Central Second Team ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Named a Leader of Merit at the annual University of Illinois Scholar-Athlete Banquet ... Played 1,727 minutes on the year while starting all 24 games in the midfield or on defense for the Orange and Blue ... Served as a two-way player, seeing time as wing midfielder and defender ... Scored a personal-best five goals and totaled a single-season career-high of 12 points, adding two assists to reach the total ... Tallied a goal each against Gonzaga, Toledo, Oregon, Michigan and #11 Penn State ... The goal against the Nittany Lions broke a scoreless tie during the Big Ten Tournament Championship, a game the Orange and Blue eventually won, 2-1, in overtime ... Notched assists against Indiana and at Northwestern.

2010 - Junior: Big Ten Distinguished Scholar ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Played in and started all 19 contests for the Orange and Blue, becoming one of only two Illini to accumulate at least 1,700 minutes on the season ... Earned her lone point of the season by assisting Shayla Mutz in the 62nd minute against #23 Louisville ... Was an integral member of the Illinois defense responsible for producing nine shutouts and holding opponents to 16 total goals, the second-fewest number in program history.

2009 - Sophomore: Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Saw time in and started 18 of the Illini's 19 matches ... Tied for team lead in assists with three ... Added one goal to total five points on the season ... Assisted Christina Sahly in notching the game-winning goal against Milwaukee ... Scored her lone goal on her only shot and assisted on another during Illinois' 3-1 victory at Iowa ... Totaled 12 shots, putting six on net.

2008 - Freshman: Played in 16 games with five starts ... Started first collegiate match against Missouri ... First collegiate shot came against UCF ... Recorded first shot on goal against Michigan State ... Tallied one shot on goal against Indiana ... Played in NCAA Tournament match against North Carolina.

High School/Club: Named a 2005 NSCAA/Adidas All-American ... Listed as a Top-75 recruit by Soccer Buzz ... Led Eclipse Select U-18 team to state championship ... ODP Region II team member from 2005-06 ... Participated in the Brazilian tour with Region II team ... 2007 Illinois State Scholar and Literary Festival winner.

Personal: Born Oct. 27, 1989 ... Major is Communications with a minor in African Studies ... Daughter of Jim and Jill Ewing ... Has two brothers, Steven and Greg, and one sister, Kelly ... Mother was a gymnast at College of DuPage ... Uncle, Tom Ewing, played baseball at Notre Dame ... Enjoys listening to music, reading, writing, knitting and scrapbooking.

Getting to Know Julie: Favorite Singer: Coffey Anderson ... Favorite TV Show: Wipeout ... Favorite Athlete: Josh Parr ... Favorite Teams: Chicago Blackhawks, Cubs and Bears ... Favorite Actor: Will Smith ... Favorite Actress: Sandra Bullock ... Favorite Movies: The Bourne Trilogy and The Blindside ... Favorite Food: Chipotle Burrito Bowl ... Favorite Quote: "Hakuna matata Yesu aishi na wewe" ... Dream Job: Running a ministry in Africa.

Julie Ewing's Career Statistics

Year GP-GS G A P GWG Shots SOG
2008 16-5 0 0 0 0 5 2
2009 18-18 1 3 5 0 12 6
2010 19-19 0 1 1 0 8 3
2011 24-24 5 2 12 0 38 22
Totals 77-66 6 6 18 0 63 33