Julie

Berkshire

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Midfielder
Height: 5'10"
Year: Senior
City/State: Omaha, Neb.
High School: Westside
Club: West Omaha Gladiators
Club Coach: Doug Trenerry
Experience: High School

Bio

Career Highlights

  • Five-Time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (Spring 2008, 2009, 2010; Fall 2008, 2009)
  • Academic All-Big 12 First Team (2009)

2009 (Senior)
Berkshire played in a career-high 19 games during her senior season, but made her biggest impact in a two-game stretch in mid-October against Texas and No. 14 Texas A&M. Deadlocked in a 1-1 tie vs. the nationally-ranked Aggies on Oct. 18, Berkshire delivered the game-winning assist on Morgan Marlborough's goal with eight minutes remaining to give the Huskers a 2-1 upset victory. Just two days prior, she nearly led Nebraska to a road win at Texas, notching a goal in the 26th minute before the Longhorns edged the Huskers, 2-1. Berkshire also saw limited action at goalkeeper, playing 7 1/2 minutes in the net against Lehigh on Aug. 28.

In the classroom, Berkshire ended her academic career with a spot on the 2009 Academic All-Big 12 First Team. She also gained Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll accolades for the fourth time.

2008 (Junior)
Berkshire appeared in 10 games for the Huskers in the 2008 season, including four as a goalkeeper. Primarily a midfielder, she posted one shot while helping Nebraska to wins over UAB, North Dakota State and Texas Tech. A tall, physical player, she also notched 21 minutes in goal, as she entered late in games in an effort to give the Huskers more offensive pressure.

2007 (Sophomore)
Berkshire saw action in eight games in 2007, but she made those appearances count as she finished with four points on two goals.

Berkshire exploded against Saint Louis on Sept. 21, leading the Huskers to a 5-1 victory. She scored two goals to notch a career-high in points and goals. Just eight minutes after a Jessie Bruch goal, Berkshire powered a ball past the Billikens' goalkeeper from 18 yards out to put NU up 4-0 at half. Berkshire showed she had some touch too, as she scored on a header in the second half on an Anna Caniglia corner.

Berkshire also saw action against Oklahoma and No. 12 Florida, helping the Huskers to a 1-1 tie with the Gators on Sept. 23, and a 1-0 win over the Sooners on Sept 28.

2006 (Freshman)
Berkshire saw success early in 2006, notching both a goal and an assist in Nebraska's 4-1 win over Drake on Sept. 10.  Berkshire played in 17 of NU's 20 games as a midfielder in 2006, notching one shot on goal on three shot attempts.

Berkshire became an essential part of NU's midfield game during the middle of the season, as Jessie Bruch sat out with an injury. Although less experienced, Berkshire filled in well for Bruch in the midfield, allowing the Huskers to maintain control of the air game in the neutral portion of the field.

High School 
Berkshire was a four-year letterwinner for Omaha Westside under Coach Don Gilpin.  After leading her team in assists in 2006, Berkshire was named to the Lincoln Journal Star Super-State and first-team Class A All-State squads.  She also earned second-team Class A All-State honors from the Omaha World-Herald. 

At 5-10, Berkshire was an impressive basketball player, who shot left-handed despite having right-handed tendencies. She led her team in rebounding three consecutive seasons and helped the team to consecutive sixth-place state finishes in 2005 and 2006.

Berkshire's talent extended to the classroom, where she was a three-year scholar athlete, a two-year member of the National Honor Society and a four-year Honor Roll selection.

Other Information
Berkshire played club soccer for the Omaha Gladiators under Coach Doug Trenerry. Berkshire's teammates on the Gladiators included Husker teammate Anna Caniglia.

Personal Information
Julie Berkshire is the daughter of Rick and Kathy Berkshire and has three brothers, Andrew, Timothy and Matthew. Julie was born on Oct. 18, 1987. She will graduate in May 2010 with a degree in business administration.

Worth Noting
Berkshire's uncle, Paul Meyers, is the Associate Athletic Director for Development for Nebraska.

Berkshire's Career Statistics

Year

GP-GS

Shots

SOG

Goals

Assists

Points

2006

17-0

3

1

1

1

3

2007 8-0 3 2 2 0 4
2008 10-0 1 0 0 0 0
2009 19-0 3 2 1 1 3

Totals

54-0

10

5

4

2

10


Berkshire's Career Highs
Points-
4 vs. Saint Louis (10/21/07)
Goals-2 vs. Saint Louis (10/21/07)
Assists-1 two times, last vs. Texas A&M (10/18/09)

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