Bucknell names Clifford women’s soccer assistant

LEWISBURG — Julia Clifford, a former collegiate goalie at St. Cloud State and recently a member of the coaching staff at Juniata, has joined Bucknell’s women’s soccer program as an assistant coach.

“I am thrilled to welcome Julia to our staff,” Bucknell coach Kelly Cook said. “She brings great experience in coaching goalkeepers and understands and appreciates the student-athlete experience. I love her passion for the game, and we are very excited to welcome Julia to Lewisburg and the Bucknell community.”

Clifford spent the past two seasons as an assistant at Juniata, where she mentored the team’s goalkeepers while also playing a role in recruiting, team travel, scouting, game management and offseason camps.

She graduated from St. Cloud State in Minnesota and started all of the team’s 19 games in goal as a senior, posting four shutouts with a 1.44 goals-against average. She played professionally in the Women’s Premiere Soccer League with the Minnesota TwinStars after her graduation and was part of the inaugural Twin City Fire 98 SC team in 2018.


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