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Honored for earning 3.7 GPA or higher during 2012-13 academic year
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Women's soccer reaches College Cup final; Five Big Ten Championships & Coaches of Year
Penn State leads all Big Ten institutions in Fall honorees
Senior forward with remarkable season on and off the field
2011 (Junior): Active in 18 matches for the Nittany Lions, starting 17 of them...Finished with 10 points, netting four goals and a pair of assists...Finished tied for ninth in goals in the Big Ten alongside teammate Minh Vu...Scored a goal in just his second game as a Nittany Lion against American Aug. 29...Placed 13 of 32 shots on goal...Scored the gamewinner in a 2-0 win against American Aug. 29...Called up by Puerto Rico National Team in October, competing in Group D World Cup qualifier...Earned a start in Puerto Rico's 1-1 draw against St. Kitts and Nevis Oct. 7...Named to the Dean's List.
2010 (Sophomore - Butler): In the starting line-up for 19 of 20 games on a Bulldog team that went 16-1-3, won the Horizon League (7-0-1), and earned the No. 13 seed for the NCAA Championship...Selected to Horizon League All-Tournament Team...Horizon League All-Academic Team honoree...Tied for third on the team with four goals, including two game winners...Also, notched one assist, giving him nine points on the season...Finished second on the team in shots (41).
2009 (Freshman - Butler): Named the Horizon League Newcomer of the Year as Butler posted a 14-3-2 record, captured the Horizon League regular season crown, and qualified for the NCAA Championship...Honored on College Soccer News All-Freshman Team...Saw action in all 19 games, starting 14...Finished as Butler's second-leading scorer, totaling six goals, three assists, and 15 points...Topped the Horizon League in game winning goals with four, helping the Bulldogs to victories over UW Green Bay, IUPUI, DePaul, and Illinois-Chicago...Led all conference freshmen in scoring...Notched first collegiate assist in win over Valparaiso...Ranked second on the team in shots on goal (16) and third in total shots.
High School/Club/ODP: Started high school career at Pius X in Lincoln, Neb....Earned all-city and all-state honors while leading it a state runner-up finish in 2007...Attended Shattuck-St. Mary's High School in Faribault, Minn. for his junior and senior years...Named Soccer Player of the Year in 2008...Played with club team with Arsenal United under head coach Alex Vasquez, winning four state championships (2004-07)...ODP experience includes participation on the Region II team (2007-08) and the USYS SuperGroup (2007-08).
Personal: Julian Joseph Cardona was born on Dec. 4, 1990 in Lincoln, Neb....Son of Rene and Maria Cardona...Has an older brother, Rene III, who played baseball at Nebraska Wesleyan, and younger sister, Alexa, who played soccer at Nebraska...Plans to major in business.