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Juliana Libertin

School

Dayton

Position
Midfield
Major
Exercise Science
G
4
A
12
PTS
20

Classroom

Juliana has a 3.7 cumulative GPA. She was a CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-American and named to the NSCAA Scholar America Team in 2012. She has been named to the University of Dayton Dean’s List and A-10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll every semester except one.  She has been a member of the Honors Program at the University of Dayton from 2010-present. Two times Juliana has been named to the 11-person Atlantic 10 All-Academic Team (2011-2012). She was named to the CoSIDA All-District Academic Team in 2011 and 2012. She is also a three-time Academic All-Ohio selection. She is a tutor for the University of Dayton Department of Health and Sport Science working with the LTC, specifically for human anatomy and physiology classes. Juliana was a student assistant for Human Anatomy class and was responsible for assisting the professor in teaching the material to the students and dissecting cadavers. She is a student associate and intern for HSS 220 Physical Adaptive Class helping to provide students with valuable training and experience on how to “adapt” physical activity in order to meet the needs of children with exceptionalities. She was a student intern for HSS 101 Fitness Friendship and Fun when she was a personal fitness trainer for a young girl from a local Dayton Public school.

Character

Juliana’s father died of cancer shortly after her grandpa passed away when she was only 12 years old. Before her father died he told her, “Juliana you can achieve anything you put your mind to, do not let anyone tell you differently.” She keeps this quote in the back of her head as she aspires to be a pediatric physical therapist one day. Her biggest hero is her mother. Her mother remained strong and raised four children despite losing her husband. Juliana and her siblings would go to school at 6 a.m. right when the janitor opened the door so that her mother could get to work early. Then, after working all day, her mother would pick them up right after school practice and take them to club soccer practice. After both practices they would arrive home around 10:30 p.m. “When I play on Baujan Field (UD’s home field) I look up in the stands and see my mom, and know I would not be where I am today without her. By watching her raise my siblings and me alone, she instilled in me a hard work-ethic and mindset that I can achieve anything with the help of family.” This philosophy is something I try to bring to the team as a captain.” Juliana is a two-time team captain of the Flyers, in addition to working at the University Rec Plex as a fitness attendant.

Community

Juliana is the founder of Kicks For Kids Fundraiser, which raises awareness and funds for equipment for the UD Adapted Physical Activity Program, which benefits children in the Dayton area who have exceptionalities such as Autism, Blind and Low Vision, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Developmental Disability (DD), Learning Disabilities (LD), and Physical Disability. She is a committee member for the Frericks 5K. She serves as a soccer coach for Urban Ministry which holds soccer clinics once a week for underprivileged children in inner city Dayton. Juliana has also been a coach for Spring Boro Blast U12 girls team since the fall of 2012, practicing with the girls twice a week for two hours, while also holding private training sessions twice a week. She is a swim instructor for M.S. Swim Aquatic Therapy, which is a program held at the University of Dayton Rec Plex every Saturday. During the session undergraduate students and graduate students at the University of Dayton D.P.T program work together to assist patients with Multiple Sclerosis in an aerobic workout. She works with the UD women’s soccer team to offer several free clinics to the community. Juliana is also involved in University of Dayton’s Christmas on Campus every year, which involves “adopting” a child to give them a better holiday.

Competition

Juliana’s 34 career assists lead the NCAA for active players and are second all-time at Dayton, only behind record holder and three-time All-American Colleen Williams. Juliana is a 2-time selection to NSCAA All-Mid-Atlantic Region Team (1st Team in 2012/3rd Team in 2011). She has led Dayton to a 57-15-4 record in her career (.776 winning percentage). She led the Flyers to an A-10 regular season championship (2010), two A-10 Tournament championships (2010 & 2011) and two NCAA appearances (2010 & 2011). Juliana was a 2012 All-Atlantic 10 1st Team selection after dishing out 11 assists (.55 apg was 12th in NCAA). In 2011, she was named to the A-10 All-Championship team after leading UD to the conference title, dishing three assists in the title game which is still an A-10 record. She was named to the 2010 A-10 All-Rookie team after starting 22 games and was second on the team in assists. Three times in her career she has been named A-10 Player of the Week. She was named to the All-Tournament Team of the 2011 Boilermaker Challenge Cup. Juliana was named to the 2012 TopDrawerSoccer National Team of the Week and was the 2012 College Sports Madness National Player of the Week (Aug. 27) after providing the game-winning assist in Dayton’s 2-1 double overtime victory against nationally-ranked Boston University in a nationally-televised game and also scoring two goals against Northwestern. She was the featured player of the game, chosen by American Youth Soccer Organization, in FOX Soccer’s NSCAA Game of the Week.