Tullis-Joyce Earns All-ACC Academic Honors
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – For the third year in a row University of Miami soccer goalkeeper Phallon Tullis-Joyce garnered All-ACC Academic Team distinction, as announced Thursday by the conference.
The redshirt senior becomes the third player in program history to receive the honor at least three times, joining Brittney Macdonald (2007-09) and Brittney Steinbruch (2007-10).
“Phallon is the epitome of a student-athlete,” Miami soccer head coach Sarah Barnes said. “Her dedication to her studies, community service and soccer are truly next level and we couldn’t be more proud of yet another accomplishment added to her resume.”
A native of Shoreham, N.Y., Tullis-Joyce graduated in the spring of 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Marine Science and Biology, with a minor in Chemistry. A member of the Iron Arrow Honor Society, Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) National Leader Society and the Mortar Board Honor Society, Tullis-Joyce also served as Miami’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee president for two years. Following her illustrious career in green and orange, Tullis-Joyce is currently pursuing a Master of Professional Science in Tropical Marine Ecosystems and Management.
A stalwart in net, Tullis-Joyce finished her senior season earning Second Team All-ACC honors, after recording a career-high 85 saves, including an ACC-leading 4.72 saves per game. Even more dominant in conference action, the Shoreham, N.Y., native registered 56 saves in 10 matches, including a program record 17 saves at North Carolina on Oct. 21.
Overall, she closed out her illustrious career with 62 starts and ranks in the top-three all-time in numerous categories; third with 24 wins, tied for second with 14 shutouts, third with 259 saves and second with 5,584 minutes in net.
On Jan. 20, Tullis-Joyce officially signed a professional contract to continue her playing career overseas for Stade de Reims, which competes in the French Ligue 2.
Minimum academic requirements for selection to the All-ACC Academic Team are a 3.0 grade point average for the previous semester and a 3.0 cumulative average during one’s academic career. Athletic achievements during the most recent season are also considered in selecting the All-ACC Academic Team.
The ACC Honor Roll, which recognizes all conference student-athletes with a grade point average of 3.0 for the current academic year, will be released in July.
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