PENN STATE CAREER
2009 (Junior): Honored on IWLCA/US Lacrosse All-West/Midwest Region Second Team...Named Second Team All-ALC...Academic All-Big Ten...Selected as two-time ALC Defensive Player of the Week, earning the award following wins over William & Mary (3/28) and Ohio State (4/19)...Named to ALC Championship All-Tournament Team...Started all 17 games, totaling 936:38 between the pipes...Had six games with double digit save totals, including a career-high 14 saves in overtime loss at Virginia (3/8)...Ranked second in the ALC in goals against average (10.57) and ground balls (37)...Faced a total of 406 shots, recording 135 saves (.450 save percentage)...Caused eight turnovers.
2008 (Sophomore): Played in seven games, totaling 149:49 in goal...Recorded a season-high 30 minutes in Penn State's loss against Delaware (3/28) and 19-4 victory over Cincinnati (4/18)...Faced a total of 46 shots for the season, recording 20 saves (.488 save percentage)...Allowed 21 goals for a 8.41 goals against average...Collected five ground balls.
2007 (Freshman): Played in one game, totaling 30 minutes in goal...Minded the net for the entire second half of win over Bucknell (2/28), recording seven saves while allowing five goals...Posted a 10.00 goals against average...Collected one ground ball.
Helped the Radnor (Pa.) H.S. Raiders compile a 78-10 record over four years...Won a Pennsylvania state championship in 2002...As a senior, was named team MVP, an Under Armour All-American, First Team All-Central League, First Team All-Main Line Times, Second Team All-Delco, and Second Team All-Galaxy...Selected First Team All-American, All-Central League, and All-Main Line Times and team and defensive MVP as a junior...As a sophomore, named All-Central Honorable Mention, Second Team All-Main Line Times, and First Team All-Galaxy...Earned three varsity letters in lacrosse and ice hockey and one in soccer...Received the Players Player Award in soccer and was selected Honorable Mention All-Main Line Times in hockey...Played for Ultimate Goal club team in Philadelphia.
Stephanie Leigh Ellis was born on November 30, 1987 in Philadelphia, Pa. to parents David and Sally Ellis...Has an older brother, Jordan, who was on the Yale University lacrosse team from 2002-04, and a younger sister, Samantha.
QUOTING COACH ISIDOR
"Steph has worked very hard and has refined her fundamentals in the cage, which should translate to success this spring. She had a great season in 2009 and we are expecting her to continue to be a strong presence in the crease and as the backbone of our defense."