Dawson on Kiernan -- "Julie's game should improve with plebe year behind her. Additionally, she will have more opportunities to play against women in the College Squash Association. She also continues to teach other women in the Brigade about the game as the JV women's squad develops."
2007-08 -- Led Navy to a third-place finish at the 2008 Women's College Squash Association Howe Cup Championship in the program's first appearance in the tournament ... Navy was one of six emerging women's teams a year ago ... played the No. 1 slot for the Mids where she claimed wins in all three matches and without giving up a game ... gained a great deal of experience and represented the Naval Academy well as the school's first woman to compete in a squash Individual National Championship ... she dropped her opening match to Mount Holyoke's Menusha Hettiarachchi, 9-2, 9-0, 9-0, before retiring from the tournament after a 3-1 loss to Tufts' Stefanie Marx, 5-9, 9-7, 9-4, 9-7.
High School -- A 2007 graduate of Oak Knoll School, Kiernan lettered one year at The Pingry School, while earning a letter in soccer at Oak Knoll ... recipient of the 2006 USSRA Scholar-Athlete Award ... member of her high school's peer leadership and peer tutoring organizations.
Personal -- Full name is Julie Ann Kiernan ... daughter of Thomas and Susan Kiernan ... born April 18, 1989, in Ridgewood, N.J ... father, Thomas J. Kiernan, graduated from the Naval Academy in 1973 ... brother, Thomas E. Kiernan, was a two-year member of the Mids' squash team and graduated from the Academy in 2007 ... majoring in Economics.
Career Record: 3-0