"I am the person I am today because I was a student-athlete at Steinert, where I was pushed by my teachers and coaches to become the best possible version of myself," Julie Meyer noted.

"It is something I try to strive for every day."

Meyer recently took a few moments to reflect on her days wearing the Green & White.

"My time at Steinert taught me that each and every situation I encounter and how I respond and react will help to shape who I become both as an athlete and as a person," she said. Meyer was ultra successful in the classroom and on the playing field at SHS. She earned four varsity letters each in soccer and softball and received the SHS Academic Award four times. An all-star in soccer and softball, she also earned two varsity letters and captained the basketball team.

Before moving on to the University of California-Berkeley, where she continued to excel in the classroom and on the softball field, she led Spartan teams to six conference championships including four on the diamond. With Meyer in the lineup, Steinert won three Mercer County softball championships as well as a Group IV state title. She was named Steinert's Female Scholar Athlete as well as Female Athlete of the Year by The Trenton Times for the 2003-04 school year. "She could play any position on the field (except pitcher) and play them very well," praised former Steinert coach Bob Hutchinson. "She was a tremendous hitter and an exceptional baserunner. I was constantly amazed at the things that she did. She did not move to full-time catcher until her senior year and all she did was become first-team All-State at that position. She was one of the top athletes in the school including girls and BOYS!"

At Cal, Meyer helped her team to a World Series appearance (she was the starter at first base for every game of the squad that placed seventh in the nation in 2005) as well as to four regional tournaments. Cal was the Pac-10 champion in 2005. Meyer, who received the Donna Terry Scholarship for outstanding team leadership, was team captain in 2008. She finished her collegiate career ranked fourth all-time in Cal Softball history with 25 home runs.