Julia Carlton is in her first season on the Brown staff. A 2005 graduate of McGill University, she played four seasons for the Martlets before joining the Quebec Avalanche of Canada's National Women's Hockey League, serving as an alternate captain in her rookie season. While playing with the Avalanche, she helped start a girls summer hockey program with Avalanche team president Vinnie Matteo and former Brown defenseman Ashlee Drover. She served as head coach of the Bantam team and assistant coach of the Pee Wee team in 2006, then was head coach of the Avalanche Midget team in 2007. During the school year between those summers, she coached the girls team at a sport study program, also assisting with boys teams from grades 7 to 11. Carlton, a former defenseman, was named McGill's Most Outstanding Defensive Player as a senior. She graduated from McGill with a degree in Psychology, with a double-minor in Educational Psychology and Sociology.