Hawk Items... Member of the HPTC's Midwest Region team... 2008 team captain... two-time first team all-Big Ten selection... started all 83 career games.
2008 as a Senior... First team all-Big Ten honoree... named NFHCA second team all-American and first team NFHCA West Region all-American... named to NCAA all-Tournament team... tallied 15 points on four goals and seven assists... the seven assists are a single-season best... also registered a defensive save and 13 shots, nine on goal...started in Iowa's national semifinal game against Maryland, recording one shot... anchored Iowa's defense in leading Iowa to three victories to win its third-staight Big Ten Tournament... helped lead Iowa to back-to-back NCAA Regional victories over #13 Louisville and #10 Michigan State... named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week after her efforts in Iowa's 6-1 win at Indiana and 1-0 victory at #11 Louisville... recorded two game-winning goals... scored Iowa's lone goal in a 1-0 win over #13 Louisville at NCAA Regionals... had three assists at Pacific... scored conference goals at Indiana, at Penn State and at Michigan State... winner of the Practice Player of the Year award.
2007 as a Junior... Third team all-American by WomensFieldHockey.com... second team Regional all-American... first team all-Big Ten selection... named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week on Oct. 22... started all 21 games... academic all-Big Ten selection... letterwinner... recorded a career-high eight goals, including one penalty stroke (Sept. 9, Missouri State)... tallied a career-high three assists... recorded a defensive save against Michigan (Sept. 21)... recorded a goal against Indiana in the Big Ten Tournament... finished the season with a shot percentage of .320 (8 goals on 25 shots)... co-recipient of the Practice Player of the Year award... academic all-Big Ten.
2006 as a Sophomore... Started all 21 games for the Hawkeyes... scored the game-winning goal in a 2-1 victory over Northwestern (Oct. 22)... recorded an assist in a 2-0 win over West Chester.
2005 as a Freshman... Started all 18 games for the Hawkeyes... scored first collegiate goal in 6-1 rout over Ball State (Sept. 9).
High School... Was a team captain and team MVP after squad posted a 23-2 record as a senior... scored 16 goals and had 17 assists as a senior... 14 goals and 18 assists during junior year... both senior and junior seasons was selected to the SVL first team... Daily Item Player of the Year in 2004... high school squad advanced to the Elite Eight round of the Class AA state tournament in 2004 and the Sweet Sixteen round in 2003... helped lead team to a first place finish in the SVL conference in 2004 and a second place finish in 2003... was voted her team's Most Valuable Midfielder after junior season... high school coach was Christa Dieffenderfer... played for the Storm Trooper Lightning club team in the East Coast Field Hockey league from 2002-2004... was an East Coast All-Star... club team was coached by Bill Gaudette... also participated in basketball and track and field... honor roll student and Spanish Club member... Girl Scout and Relay for Life participant.
Personal... Born August 7, 1986... daughter of Darcie Hostetler and Peter Ellis... has four older siblings - Josh, Lauren, Erin and Evan... English major.
Ellis's Career Statstics