Covenant Day School senior soccer player Julius Klohr has enjoyed a very impressive prep career for
the Lions. From his Attacking Center Mid position, Julius has helped place the Lions at the top of the
conference standings in early October. The son of Jason Klohr and Alejandra Fernandez has his sights
set of wrapping up his senior season with a conference championship. Let’s go Beyond The Game to
learn more about Julius.

 

When did you begin playing soccer?

“I began to play soccer competitively at the age of three and have continued to play ever since. I
began to play club soccer in the 4th grade and am now entering my 9th season of club soccer this
upcoming spring. I have been blessed with countless relationships and endless memories because of these 15 years of playing
soccer.”

 

What are your top three athletic accomplishments?

 

“All- conference in my Freshman and Junior years, Varsity Team MVP for Sophomore and Junior                                                                                          years and South Charlotte Boys Soccer Super Team my Sophomore year.”

 

As you look back on your soccer career, what are a couple of memories
that really stand out for you?

 

“Two memories immediately come to mind: My Junior year we were playing
against conference rival Charlotte Latin at home. We have never produced a
result against Latin, meaning we have never won or tied against them in our
school’s varsity soccer history. We go down early 1-0 but continued to fight
hard and with less than five minutes left in the game I was able to slip behind
the back line and received a ball from Coleman Ulry and rifled a shot past
the keeper to tie the game at one all. We ended the game with a tie of 1-1 but
history was made and I couldn’t have been prouder of our team for their non
stop hustle and fight to the end.”

 

“Just earlier this year we went to Providence Day, another conference rival,
and came ready to play well as a team and hope for a good result against a
well known and strong soccer program. It was a tight battle to the very end
and consisted of many great saves from both keepers
and countless counter-attacks from both teams.
Eventually with 1:30 left in the game Coleman Ulryissue236Klohr
played a beautiful in the air through ball to me and I
was able to chip the keeper for the win. Immediately
Jack Allen, the other captain of the team, tackled me
and our entire team dog piled and celebrated the
win.”

 

Any thoughts or decisions on college at this
point?

 

“I have a pretty solid list of eight schools that I am
planning on applying to, but I am still struggling and
thinking about whether or not I will continue my soccer
career in college or not.”

 

What is the biggest life lesson learned from soccer?

 

“I have finally come to realize that soccer is truly just a game. As Coach West
always says, “It’s about the process not just the results.” Now this does not
mean that we came out not expecting to win every game, but it means that we
come out and play with a certain character that stands out among the teams
we play against. We encourage each other as brothers and love one another
when we make mistakes on and off the field. As brothers in Christ we demonstrate
this love to one another at all times both on and off the field. Soccer has
taught me that it is the relationships that we make as a team that are important
not the end results of each game.”

 

How well do you perform in the classroom?

 

“I received the High Honor Roll my freshman and sophomore year and the
Honor Roll my Junior year. I have taken four AP classes already and for my
senior year I am currently taking four more APs. I am currently in the National
Honor Society and in the Covenant Crazies Club which is in charge of
homecoming week and getting sporting event themes and games announced.”

 

Are you involved in any community service projects?

 

“I take part in Joy Prom every year which is a full-scale prom for the special
needs individuals in our community. I also occasionally go out and help out at
OneSeven, Samaritans Purse, and Samaritans Feet. I think it is vital that we
give back and help in anyway that we can.”

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