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Julia Petrillo


Triple-Impact Competitor® Finalist, Class of 2017

Academy of the Holy Names
Tampa, FL

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Student Athlete Profile

Julia Petrillo is a soccer player from Academy of the Holy Names. Learning life lessons through sport, Julia says sports have made her a better person. “I think being an athlete has been one of the greatest opportunities in my life, and I am beyond thankful that I am able to play a sport that I love. This sport has kept me on a straight and narrow path teaching me discipline and right from wrong. It hasn’t always been an easy journey, but it has definitely made me a better person. Soccer has taught me the most valuable lesson on my journey thus far. It has taught me the virtue of humility.”

Julia's coach calls her the "coach on the playing field," acknowledging that she is a special student athlete. “Honoring the game comes instinctively to Julia. She is the consummate role model, representing the true, humble athlete. She enhances the game by preaching sportsmanship, explaining what is ethically correct behavior as an athlete, and always acknowledging that no one player is above their team or the game itself. She strives to always do the right thing in understanding the progression of the game and seeks maximum results at the outcome. She honors the game by honoring her peers, her opponents, the coaches, the officials and the fans. Julia is an asset to her team, her coach and the game!”

High School: Academy of the Holy Names, Tampa, FL

Twitter Handle: @petrillojulia

Coach You Admire: Geno Auriemma

Favorite Professional Athlete: Julie Johnston

Favorite Collegiate Athlete: Julia Lester (Florida)

Favorite Inspirational Sports Movie: The Blind Side

Favorite Quote From “Elevating Your Game” by Jim Thompson: "You can never be your best if you fear mistakes. If you are afraid of making mistakes, you will play tentatively, and tentative players usually get beat."

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