8 - Julia Cortopassi
Julia Cortopassi
Height: 6-2
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Davis, Calif.
High School: Davis
Position: MB

2009: Did not play due to injury.

Before Yale: Selected as team captain and Most Valuable Player at Davis Senior High as a season...Earned all-league honors as a member of the 2007 Delta Valley League Championship team...Played club volleyball with Gold Cal 17-1, a team that claimed fifth place in the 2007 Junior Olympics 17-U Open Division.

Appleman on Julia: "Julia is a strong blocker and moves well laterally. She is also a dominating force as an attacker."

Getting to Know Julia

Favorite Quote: “Pain is weakness leaving the body.”
Your Theme Song: "Bomboleo" by Gipsy Kings
Biggest Inspiration: Gandhi
Favorite Reality TV Show: "So You Think You Can Dance"
Greatest Fear: Swimming in pools where I can’t touch the ground.
Your Celebrity Look-Alike: Nicole Kidman (I don’t see it...)
Pre-Match Superstition: None. Train hard, win big.
Favorite Sports Movie: Dodge Ball
Signature Dance Move: I don’t really have a name for it; I kinda just flail around. Think of the "Elaine Dance" from "Seinfeld".
People are surprised that you…: are really into Hayao Miyazaki’s anime.
Why did you choose Yale?: Many reasons. I love the art history and theater departments, the diversity of the student body, and the team! Everything fits like magic.