Tiger women's soccer head coach Julie Shackford was featured recently in an article in Top Drawer Soccer. Julie led the Tigers to the rarified air of the NCAA Women's College Cup in 2004.
In an early phase sort of way, the Washington D.C. area was a women's soccer hotbed back in the 1970s and '80s.
It served as a very effective launching pad for a number of leading figures in the game in this country and one of the most interesting is Princeton University head women's coach Julie Shackford.
Shackford, whose guidance of the Tigers to an NCAA final four appearance in 2004 has to be considered one of the top coaching performances of the American game in recent times, recalls her earliest memory of the game after being signed up for a local league near her Northern Virginia home.
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