#20 | Defender
Julia Ware | #20
Height: 5’ 8”
Hometown: Frisco, Texas
Acquired: Signing announced on 04/25/22
Club: Solar SC (Dallas, Texas)
College: Notre Dame University
After growing up in California and spending the last two years of high school in Texas, Ware has since become an honorary Hoosier after starting her collegiate career at Purdue University and moving on to Notre Dame University.
With Purdue University as a freshman Ware played 17 of their 18 matches and recorded five shots, and two on goal. She also helped set up the game-winning goal vs IU by forcing a handball in the penalty box. As a sophomore with the team, she was Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, and started all 20 matches of the season. In 2020 as a junior, she was appointed to the NCAA Division I Competition Oversight Committee. Following her junior season in spring 2021, Ware headed north to compete her senior season at Notre Dame, where she’ll finish off her collegiate eligibility as a graduate student this fall.
After standing out for renowned Mater Dei High School in San Mateo, Calif., Ware moved to Frisco, Texas, and competed for Solar Soccer Club DA out of Dallas, which she helped to a place in the finals of the club national championship. As a sophomore at Mater Dei, she received an honorable mention with CIF and was First Team All-Trinity League.