Julie Fassl - Field Hockey

Julie Fassl - Field Hockey

Q and A with Marlin of the Week Julie Fassl

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- The Virginia Wesleyan University athletic department showcases a question and answer feature with our Marlin of the Week. The sixth student-athlete selected this year is field hockey freshman Julie Fassl.

Fassl recently posted a career best with assists on both goals in a 2-0 victory over Eastern Mennonite University on Saturday. She has registered points in seven of the past eight games for the Marlins. She leads the team in goals (8), assists (4), and points (20) and is tied for third in the ODAC in points.

1. Why did you choose Virginia Wesleyan University?

I chose Virginia Wesleyan University because right when I stepped on campus it felt like home. I was also given the opportunity to play field hockey and softball as a Marlin. 

2. How did it feel to assist on both goals Saturday and what does that mean to the team?

Having assists on both goals Saturday felt great. I love helping my team and watching my teammates succeed. I think everyone on the team works super hard so when someone scores everyone feels like they scored as well. 

3. You are third in the ODAC in scoring. What do you attribute to your early season success?

My early season success is definitely because of my teammates. They made joining the team so easy for me; it’s one big family. They push me to get better and it’s working. 

4. What are your aspirations after graduation?

After graduation I hope to travel as much as possible with my family and friends.