Spotlight on Blue Devil Athletes: Julian Booth
Senior winger Julian Booth is in his third season of college soccer for the Leominster Blue Devils.
He came to college in his sophomore year and became an integral part of the district championship race that culminated in a 1-0 victory over St. John’s.
“Julian got starts late in the season and in the playoffs and immediately began to demonstrate his fearless approach to the game,” said Blue Devil football coach Steve McCaughey. “Over the past two years, he has continued to develop his already high skill level and also solidified his reputation as one of the toughest players on the program.”
Julian’s impact on the program is significant.
“Julian has an incredibly high level of fitness and a high football IQ, and because of that, we actually designed our training and game plans to be as involved as possible,” added McCaughey. “As a winger, he has to play a lot in defense, but we also expect him to step onto the pitch and initiate our attack. Julian’s work ethic is second to none, and he is an incredible role model for the young players in our program.
Julian attributes his level of fitness to being pushed by his trainer.
“I learned to improve my physical condition to take me to a new level of soccer,” said Julian.
After living in Revere until the age of 2, Julian moved to Leominster and has been there ever since. At the age of 4, he started playing football.
“My family on my mother’s side had all played this sport,” Julian said. “I like the competition and I see my improvement. The LHS football team feels like a second family to me.
After high school, Julian plans to study business and hopes to play soccer.
His favorite course at LHS was in his sophomore year when he took up American Studies with Mr. Kyne.
In his spare time Julian enjoys watching all genres of movies and playing video games.