Julie King returns to the Breakers

Signs as team's second Discovery Player

A familiar face is coming back to Boston, outside back Julie King, who debuted for the Breakers in 2012 after a stellar career at Auburn University. King has signed as a Discovery Player. Per league and team policy, terms of King’s contract were not disclosed. Discovery Players may be either international or domestic. Players who were eligible for but not selected in the Supplemental Draft may be claimed as Discovery Players.

"Julie is obviously an exceptional athlete. She works hard. She’s good in the air. She has great leadership in the back. And she did a good job for us last year with the Breakers," Boston Breakers Head Coach Lisa Cole said. "She works hard, and we’re excited to have her back."

Julie King makes at run at WNY Flash keeper Ali Lipsher in action last season for the Breakers

King, 22, played in 14 games last season for the Breakers in WPSL Elite, starting nine games. She finished with one assist in 967 minutes on a Breakers team that won the WPSL Elite regular season title.

"The Boston Breakers are such a great organization, and it is a privilege to be back here," King said. "Boston is such a legendary sports town, and it’s an honor to be a part of that. The fans that we had last season are undoubtedly the best in the league, and I’m definitely excited to see all of them in the stands again this year. I look forward to calling Boston my home again and can’t wait to get back on the field with my new teammates."

The 5-foot, 9-inch defender from St. Louis, Mo., doesn’t just excel on the soccer field. This past winter, King returned to Auburn and suited up for the Auburn University women’s basketball team. Auburn recently wrapped up its 2012/13 season with a 16-14 record. King played in all 30 games for the Tigers, averaging 9.6 minutes. She finished with 34 points, 31 assists, 18 steals (second highest amongst players off the bench), and two blocked shots.

For the Auburn University women’s soccer team, King scored 13 goals and tallied 10 assists in four years with the Tigers (2008-2011). She was one of three SEC Co-Defensive Players of the Year and a First Team All-SEC selection in 2011 and a First Team All-SEC selection in 2010. She was named to SEC All-Freshman Team in 2008. Prior to Auburn, King played at Nerinx Hall High School, St. Louis Soccer Club (SLSC), and helped lead SLSC to the 2005 USYS National Championship.

 

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