Julia Kantor was named the assistant women’s soccer coach at Washington College during the summer of 2016. Kantor was one of the finest goalkeepers in all of Division II while playing at Florida Tech.
Kantor was named a Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA) All-South Region second-team and All-Sunshine State Conference (SSC) second-team selection as a senior in 2015, leading the SSC in goals-against average with a 0.75 mark and playing all 1,570 of the Panthers’ minutes in goal. During that season, she compiled a shutout streak of 299 minutes. Two years earlier, Kantor received All-SSC second-team honors for the first time, leading the conference in goals-against average (0.65) and shutouts (10). Her goals-against average as a sophomore ranked her 20th in all of Division II as she allowed just 11 goals all season while making 61 saves.
Named the SSC Player of the Week or Defensive Player of the Week a total of six times, Kantor concluded her Florida Tech career with a 0.95 goals-against average and 25 career shutouts. She was chosen for the preseason roster of the Orlando Pride of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) in the spring of 2016.
A high school player at St. Thomas Aquinas in Fort Lauderdale, Kantor was a first-team High School All-American in 2011 when she was named the Miami Herald Player of the Year. She won high school championships on the national, state, and district levels and led the all U.S. high school players in shutouts in 2010 and 2011.
Kantor has worked as a soccer camp counselor at her high school alma mater, the Head Counselor and Director of Youth Division at Florida Tech’s summer camp, and as the Director of Soccer and Lacrosse at Forest Acres Camp for Girls in Fryeburg, Maine. She received an Associates Degree in Psychology from Eastern Florida State College in 2013 and a B.A. in Sports Psychology from Florida Tech in 2016.