2004: Thompson had a stellar junior season, playing nearly every minute of every match for Marquette in the midfield. A starter all season long, Thompson scored four goals and added five assists for Marquette. Thompson scored two goals -- including the game winner -- in a 4-1 win over Wis.-Green Bay (Sept. 17). Michelle Pitzl found Thompson in the 108th minute for the game winner at Saint Louis on Oct. 30. Her other score came in a win over Cincinnati (Oct. 8). The junior earned a number of honors for her consistent play throughout the season. For the first time in her career she was named First-Team All C-USA and was named to the NSCAA All-Regional third team. Thompson's achievements in the classroom were honored as she was named to the NSCAA Scholar All-Regional Team. Thompson also earned C-USA Player-of-the-Week honors for the first time in her career following the game winning goal against Saint Louis.
2003: Thompson increased her role as a sophomore, starting in 19 of 20 matches during the year. She was Marquette's second most active shooter, launching 30 tries on the year. She scored once, recording a goal in a 3-2 loss to Wis.-Milwaukee (Sept. 24). She had a Marquette season high seven shots against Tulane (Sept. 19).
2002: Thompson became one of Marquette's more valuable players late in her freshman season. She made her career debut against Ohio (Aug. 30) and played in all but one match of the year. It was down the stretch where Thompson made her mark. She scored a point in five of Marquette's final nine matches of the season. Only one other tally came outside of that stretch when she scored her first career goal against Tulane (Sept. 27). The tally was also her first career match-winning goal. The goal also came one match after her first career start in MU's 2-1 upset of Duke (Sept. 22). Thompson started her point-scoring streak with a pair of assists in matches against Louisville (Oct. 20) and East Carolina). Two matches later, she had her first multiple-point scoring match, logging assists on goals by Heather Goranson and Kate Gordon in a 3-2 loss to Vanderbilt (Nov. 2). She scored her second goal of the season in MU's final match, tying Wisconsin (Nov. 15) in the NCAA Tournament with her strike before the Golden Eagles lost, 3-2. Thompson's 10 points on the season were the third best on the team, trailing only Kate Gordon and Ashley Spakowitz. Thompson's 10 points were the most by a Marquette freshman since the 2000 season. She was a C-USA All-Freshman team member.
At Naperville Central: A four time letterwinniner, Thompson was a huge scoring threat for Naperville Central. In four seasons, she scored 38 goals and added 58 assists. In her senior season, she was named to the Chicago Tribune scholar athlete team after scoring seven goals and 11 assists. She was named Soccer Player of the Year by the Naperville Sun following a 13 goal 18 assist junior year. She was a four-time all-area first team, a four-time all-city first team, a three time team MVP. She was also twice named to the Chicago Sun Times all-state teams and was a three time IHSCAA All-State selection. She was also a member of the ODP Region II team in 1999 and was a Region II pool player in 1998. On her club team, she was a member of the 2002 U-20 national championship team. The Eclipse club team that she was a member of won the U-20 USASA National Championship in the summer of 2001. She was a two-time letterwinner in basketball in her freshman and sophomore years before concentrating solely on soccer. Academically, she was an honors student earning the 4.0 Award every semester. She was also a member of the Spanish National Honor Society.
Personal: Daughter of Patrick and Kathryn Thompson, Julie was born on Dec. 6, 1983, in LaGrange, Ill. Her brother, Andy was a soccer player at Penn State from 1996-2000. She was a history/secondary education major.
Thompson's Career Stats