Julie Amato

From the time Julie Amato entered the doors of Notre Dame Green Pond High School, she made an immediate impact on the basketball court.  A four year starter in basketball, Julie is the school’s all-time leading scorer, for both boys and girls, with 2,136 career points.  In her sophomore year, Julie set the single season scoring record with 686 points.  She also set the Pennsylvania state record in foul shooting making 31 of 35 attempts in one game (March 3, 1993).

Julie was not just a scorer.  She ended her career with 1,150 rebounds, 555 steals and 587 assists.  She was named team most valuable player three times, league most valuable player twice, led the area in scoring two seasons averaging, 22 points per game, and was named Player of the Year by both the Express-Times and the Morning Call (1993).  Julie was a USA Today Honorable Mention for the State of Pennsylvania and was named 4th team all-state her senior year.

In Julie’s four seasons at Notre Dame, she helped the team win six championships, two league and four district titles, and had an overall record of 108 wins to just 14 losses. Julie was featured on ESPN’s Scholastic Sports America in 1994. She led the region with the most consecutive games scoring in double figures with 72. Upon graduation, Julie’s jersey #44 was retired.  In 2004, Julie was inducted into the Notre Dame Hall of Fame.  Julie participated in the 1995 Via All-Star Classic and was named the scholar athlete.

Basketball wasn’t Julie’s only sport at Notre Dame.  She was the #1 singles tennis player for four years and team most valuable player three years.  Freshman and sophomore years, Julie was a member of the track and field team.  Julie was named most valuable player both years, and currently holds Notre Dame High School record in the javelin.  She was a District Champion in the javelin in 1993.  During Julie’s sophomore year she also played first base and shortstop on the softball team.

Julie continued her basketball career and education at Brown University. She played in 103 games (11th all-time in games played) and was a three-year starter at the point guard position.  Julie finished her career with 752 points, 630 rebounds, 230 steals (6th all-time) and 387 assists.  She is ranked 9th in Brown history in both steals (76) and assist (113) in a season.

In 1999 she received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Brown University, and her master’s degree from the University of Virginia in 2001.  In 2005, Julie received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Virginia’s Curry Programs in Clinical and School Psychology.  After graduation, she accepted a postdoctoral position in forensic psychology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.  She currently resides in Boston, where she works as a forensic psychologist in the juvenile court system and in private practice.

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