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Penn State Women’s Soccer Goalkeeper Julia Dohle Announces Retirement

Penn State women’s soccer goalkeeper Julia Dohle announced her retirement from soccer Sunday night.

The Scarsdale, New York native took to her Instagram, citing a rare heart condition as her reason for retirement.

“I was recently diagnosed with a very serious and rare heart condition and have to medically retire from the game of soccer because of it,” Dohle said. “Never did I ever think that I would be saying those words, especially because I felt that I had so much more to give.”

Dohle referenced her love for the sport in her emotional farewell letter.

“To the beautiful game, no one will ever know the impact that you had on my life,” Dohle wrote. “From the day that I could first walk to the final minutes of my last game, you never failed to put a smile on my face.”

According to her post, Dohle has already undergone successful surgery. She thanked the doctors, nurses, and coaches for being “so incredibly supportive and helpful during these hard times.”

Dohle was preparing for her first year as a rostered member of the team as a redshirt freshman. She was expected to be in the running for the starting job after Amanda Dennis left Penn State for the NWSL.

Dohle was also performing at the youth international level, earning the No. 1 shirt for the United States U20 national team. She was the leading candidate to start in goal for them at the 2021 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup in Costa Rica.

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Otis Lyons

Otis is a sophomore majoring in print journalism. He lives just outside of San Francisco, and is a diehard San Jose Earthquakes fan. Unfortunately, that means a lot of sadness. Feel free to send over your soccer hot takes to his twitter @otisnlyons1 and instagram @otislyons

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