Wirtz tallies first career goal in first half for NU
2013: Assisted on goals in wins at No. 15 Northeastern (9/1) and vs. Miami (Ohio) (9/9) ... Collected two assists in a 4-3 overtime win over No. 14 Iowa (9/27) ... Made two defensive saves and added an assist in a 4-1 victory against No. 19 Michigan (9/29) ... Assisted on both of the team's goals in a 2-0 win at Central Michigan (10/27).
2012: Recorded two assists in a victory at No. 13 Wake Forest (9/11) as well as at Ohio State (9/21) and in wins over No. 6 Penn State (9/28) and Central Michigan (10/14) ... Assisted on a goal and recorded a game-saving defensive save as time expired in a 2-1 win over No. 20 Michigan State (10/19) ... Academic All-Big Ten ... NFHCA National Academic Squad honoree ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar.
2011: Played and started all 21 games as a sophomore ... Second on the team with 12 assists ... Career-high two assists in a 5-3 win over No. 18 Virginia ... Took four shots, putting two on goal ... Two defensive saves ... NFHCA National Academic Squad honoree ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar.
2010: Played in 20 games, starting 13 of them ... Finished the season with five total shots and three shots on goal ... One defensive save ... Contributed to a defense that notched three shutouts and allowed just 2.12 goals per game, the lowest per-game average in several years ... NFHCA National Academic Squad honoree.
High School: Captain and three-time letterwinner in field hockey ... Team won State Championship in 2008, runners up in 2007 and 2009 ... Five-time selection to the National Futures Team ... Futures Elite selection ... Two-time all-area and all-conference recognition in softball with a .466 batting average and .575 on base percentage her senior year ... Member of the Windy City Club Team ... Led club team to first place finish in their pool at National Field Hockey Festival in 2008 ... Five-time Winter Club Team MVP ... Commended National Merit Scholar and two-year member of Cum Laude Society (top 5 percent of her class) ... Member of the National Honor Society.
Personal: Born Julia Suzanne Retzky ... Daughter of Chuck and Laurie Retzky ... Chose Northwestern over Dartmouth, Richmond and Providence ... Played club alongside Northwestern classmate Kristin Wirtz ... Majoring in biology.
Getting to know Julia
Name your three favorite songs on your I-pod: No Sleep (Wiz Khalifa), Raise Your Glass (Glee Version), 2012 (Jay Sean)
Facebook or Twitter: Facebook
Describe Tracey in five words or less: funny, caring, supportive
What's the best part of playing Northwestern Field Hockey? The team
Favorite food: Pasta
Favorite TV show: Desperate Housewives
Favorite movie: The Dark Night
Favorite book: The entire Harry Potter Series
Favorite vacation spot: South Beach, FL
Favorite place to shop: Forever 21
If I wasn't playing field hockey, I'd be playing: Soccer
If I could be any character from a TV show or movie I'd be: Bones
Pregame superstitions: None
Best NUFH memory so far: Beating #6 Ohio State
Which NUFH player is the biggest jokester on the team? Nikki
Favorite thing to do besides play field hockey? Watch movies