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Yujie Zhao


Player profile

Shanghai, China
high school


* NCAA National Champion (2018)
* TopDrawerSoccer National Freshman of the Year (2018)
* United Soccer Coaches All-American Second Team (2018)
* United Soccer Coaches All-Atlantic Region First Team (2018)
* ACC Freshman of the Year (2018)
* All-ACC First Team (2018)
* ACC All-Freshman Team
* TopDrawerSoccer Team of the Week (Sept. 4, 2018; November 20, 2018)
* ACC Offensive Player of the Week (Sept. 4, 2018)


* Played in 26 matches as a freshman and tallied 23 starts in the midfield
* Shined in her first year of collegiate soccer, earning TopDrawerSoccer National Freshman of the Year honors and ACC Freshman of the Year honors as she ranked second on the team with 19 points on seven goals and five assists.
* Recorded four game-winning goals – at Wisconsin (August 23), South Alabama (September 9), Wake Forest (October 7) and No. 20 USF (November 16) – as the Seminoles won their second NCAA National Championship in school history.
* Scored a goal in each of her first two shots of the season – versus Troy and at Wisconsin.
* Had a career day against No. 2 UCLA on September 2, recording a goal and two assists as the Seminoles defeated the Bruins, 4-1.
* Assisted on Kaycie Tillman’s game-winning goal at Notre Dame on September 27.
* Tallied goals in back-to-back conference matches against Wake Forest (October 7) and NC State (October 12).
* Converted the final penalty kick against No. 6 USC on November 18 as FSU topped the Trojans, 5-4, in the shootout to advance to the NCAA quarterfinals.
* Gave a great pass to Deyna Castellanos on November 23 as her goal gave the Noles a 1-0 win over No. 14 Penn State and sent Florida State to the 2018 College Cup for the 10th time in program history.


* Competed for Shanghai Youth Women’s Team
* Champion of the U-18 National Games
* 2016 Champion of the WeiFang CFA International Women’s Youth Football Tournament
* 2015 Champion at China Youth National Games
* MVP and Champion of China National U-15 League


* Competed at 2018 U-20 FIFA Women’s World Cup and scored a goal against Haiti in China’s 2-1 win.
* Placed third at the 2015 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-16 Women’s Championship
* Champion of AFC U-14 Girls Regional Championship
* Runner-up and MVP at AFC U-13 Girls Regional Championship


* Daughter of Shuangxi Zhao
* Pursuing a degree in Exercise Science