Julia Behr
Julia Behr
Major: SOC/BA '97, SOC/MFA '00
Team: Field Hockey

Behr had a stand-out career as a defender on the turf for the Eagles and was the first All-American in the history of American field hockey, being named an All-America Third Team selection in 1995. She was also a three-time All-Colonial Athletic Association honoree and is still ranked second in program history in assists (44) and is 16th in career points (56).

Behr led the team to a 52-22-2 over her career, including the three best seasons in the history of the program at the time, going 15-3 in 1994, 13-5 in 1995 and 17-4 in 1996 - all in the powerful CAA conference. Her teams were twice ranked in the NCAA polls finishing at No. 15 in 1994 and No. 14 in 1996, marking the first time the program ever finished ranked in the national polls.

In 1994, her defensive effort led American past Old Dominion, who was ranked first in the country, a very memorable and historic home victory. Following her impressive playing career, Behr joined the coaching staff at American as a graduate assistant for the 1999 and 2000 seasons while she earned her Masters in Fine Arts.