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Julie Kapcala returns to the Loyola, where she served as a goal keeper in 1999 and 2000, as an assistant coach for the Greyhounds. Her primary focus will be coaching the Loyola goalkeepers.
Kapcala had two successful seasons for the Greyhounds after transferring from UCLA. She earned two Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Goalkeeper of the year awards and two spots on the All-MAAC first team. In her two years as Loyola’s primary keeper, Kapcala recorded an impressive .628 goals against average and a .865 saves percentage as well as earning 13 shutouts in 24 games.
At UCLA, Kapcala saw extensive action as a backup keeper. She recorded a 1.48 overall GAA in her two seasons with the Bruins. Her squad reached the NCAA quarterfinals to face Notre Dame in her sophomore season. Kapcala played 30 minutes of that contest.
Kapcala is a local product of Columbia, MD where she attended Atholton High School. As a senior at Atholton, she was named first team All-Howard County and the Howard County Player of the Year by the Baltimore Sun. She was also a first team All-Metro selection by the Washington Post and a NSCAA/Umbro first team All-State pick.
Kapcala, 24, received her bachelors from Loyola in 2002 in biology. She resides in Baltimore.