Height: 5'6"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Maple Valley, Wash.
High School: John F. Kennedy Catholic
Experience: 3 Letters


Graduated magna cum laude in 2014 with a B.S. in nursing

2013: 22 gp, 22 gs, 8 goals, 16 pts, 24 sh, .333 sh%, 12 SOG, .500 SOG%, 1 GWG, 5-5 PK ... Eddie O'Brien Female Student-Athlete of the Year at Athletics Awards Show ... Named NSCAA/Continental Tire All-West Region Third Team ... Named to the Capital One Academic All-America Second Team ... Scored the final goal vs. Kansas City on a PK in WAC title game (11/10) ... Named to the WAC All-Tournament team ... First Team All-Conference ... scored the final goal of the game in the 3-1 victory over University of Idaho (11/3) ... scored the first two of the three goals in the 3-0 shutout against Kansas City (10/27) ... Scored her fourth penalty kick for the teams first goal in the 2-1 victory over New Mexico State (10/25) ... Named to the Capital One Academic All-District First Team ... attempted two shots in start versus New Mexico State (9/29) ... fired one shot on goal versus Kansas City (9/27) ... scored goal on PK in team's 4-0 shutout of Cal Poly (9/22) ... put SU ahead on a PK in the 30th minute in the team's 2-1 win vs. Boise State (8/30) ... scored Seattle U's lone goal vs. WSU in the 21st minute on a PK (8/23) ... 2013 team co-captain with Stephanie Verdoia

2012: Played in and started in 20 matches ... scored three goals, totaling six points ... fired 26 shots, eight of which were on goal ... scored one goal on two shots, one on frame in midfield start at Utah State (11/2) ... took one shot on goal in start against Louisiana Tech (11/1) ... started in midfield versus Denver (10/28) ... scored second goal of season and took three other shots in midfield start versus New Mexico State (10/26) ... took two shots, one on frame and started in shutout at Louisiana Tech (10/19) ... scored on only shot taken in start at San Jose State (10/14) ... took two shots in start versus Utah State (10/12) ... started at midfielder in win versus Idaho (10/7) ... helped preserve clean sheet in start, win at Texas State (9/30) ... fired one shot in start at UTSA (9/28) ... tallied two shots, one on frame in start versus Utah Valley (9/23) ... fired three shots in midfield start at Portland (9/21) ... started in midfield at #21 Oregon State (9/16) ... started and played all 90 minutes at Oregon (9/14) ... fired two shots during start in overtime win at Gonzaga (9/9) ... took one shot in start at midfield in win over Portland State (9/2) ... starting midfielder during shutout versus Eastern Washington (8/26) ... earned start in midfield at San Diego State (8/24) ... named Featured Student-Athlete of the Week on Aug. 21 ... took four shots in start versus St. Mary's, playing all 90 minutes (8/19) ... took one shot in first start of season versus Washington, playing all 90 minutes (8/17)

2011: Started all 19 matches ... scored twice, and added one assist ... took 14 shots, six on goal ... earned start in midfield at Loyola Marymount (11/5) ... took one shot on goal in start, blow-out victory at Eastern Washington (10/30) ... attempted one shot in midfield start versus Montana (10/28) ... earned start at midfield at Texas (10/23) ... helped defend in five clean sheets ... tallied two shots, one on target in start at CSU Bakersfield (10/14) ... helped preserve clean sheet in midfield start versus Hawaii (10/9) ... took shot on frame in midfield start versus Boise State (10/2) ... tallied two shots in start at midfielder versus Gonzaga (9/30) ... midfield starter versus San Francisco (9/23), taking two shots and assisting with the shutout ... started at midfield in win against San Diego State (9/18) ... converted a penalty kick, took one other shot in win at UNLV (9/16) ... named to all-tournament team in Viking Soccer Classic ... scored on a penalty shot in start at Portland State (9/11) ... started and took a shot against Cal Poly (9/9) ... earned start in match at Washington (9/4) ... started in midfield and contributed to shutout in upset win over then-No. 8 Portland (9/2) ... made fourth start of year at midfield at Washington State (8/28) ... contributed to shutout as midfielder in start at Idaho (8/26) ... started in midfield at UC Da­vis, contributing to a clean sheet (8/21) ... started in mid­field at Sacramento State.

2010: Fired off three shots, including two on goal against CSU Bakersfield (11/6) ... cored first career goal off a penalty kick in the 77th minute at Cal State Northridge (10/31) ... attempted two shots in 106 minutes of play at CSU Bakersfield (10/29) ... started 16th consecutive gave at midfielder at Colorado (10/23)

... started and played all 110 minutes at Baylor (10/15) ... took two shots and made first career assist on Ava Ames goal versus Portland State (10/3)  ... started and played entire game in the midfield versus Utah Valley (9/29) ... named to Redhawk Invitational All-Tournament Team ... started as midfielder versus Sacramento State (9/26) … had one shot versus University of Idaho (9/24) … had one shot attempted as starting midfielder versus Cleveland State (9/19) … started in the midfield at Boise State (9/12) ... made seventh consecutive start at central midfield at Idaho State (9/9) ... started and played entire game in the midfield in 2-0 shutout over Gonzaga (9/5) .... had a pair of shots in start at Eastern Washington (9/3) ... started in 2-1 victory over UC Irvine (8/29) ... had a shot in start at UC Riverside (8/27) ... started and played entire game in the midfield ... had a shot versus Oregon State (8/22)  ... made collegiate debut, starting and playing entire game versus Washington (8/20).

KENNEDY CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL: A 2010 graduate of Kennedy Catholic High School ... was a four-year varsity starter ... helped guide squad to a 72-6-7 overall record ... team reached state quarterfinals in 2006, 2007 and 2009 ... the Lancers finished with a semifinal appearance and third place finish in 2008 ... in 2006, named to the SPSL All-Seamount League Second Team ... was a SPSL All-Seamount League First Team selection from 2007-09 ... named both team captain and MVP from 2007-09 ... throughout career, scored 28 goals and dished out 20 assists ...

CLUB/NATIONAL TEAM EXPERIENCE: Played for F.C. Marauders from 2002-08 and for Crossfire Premier '91 from 2008-10 ... in 2009, team won both the Washington State Championship and Far West Regionals Championship, placed third in Red Bull National League and reached the National Tournament ... a member of the of both the Region IV '92 camp and Washington State '92 Team from 2005-07 ... with the ODP Region IV '92 Championships, helping Washington State Team earn a second place finish.

PERSONAL: Full name is Julia Elizabeth Besagno, born May 22, 1992 in Seattle, Wash. ... the youngest daughter of Barb and John Besagno ... has three siblings: Jacob, Nik and Tessa ... was a member of the National Honor Society and a four-year student ambassador ... named Outstanding Junior of the Year ... has played the piano for 10 years ... majoring in nursing.

View Full Bio
WSOC | Season Recap
2016 Seattle U Women's Soccer Preview
W. Soccer vs Utah Valley - First Half