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Ellie Jean and Kaleigh Riehl will take part in three matches with the U.S. U-23 Women’s National Team, March 11-17
Ellie Jean and Kaleigh Riehl to take part in a week-long training camp with the U.S. U-23 WNT, Jan. 4-11
Penn State hosts Michigan Friday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. and Michigan State Sunday, Oct. 8, at 1 p.m.
ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN (2017)
TOPDRAWERSOCCER FRESHMAN BEST XI SECOND TEAM (2015)
BIG TEN ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM (2015)
Academic All-Big Ten…Played in all 24 matches, which included 13 starts…Finished the year with four shot attempts...Jean and the Nittany Lion defense recorded 13 shutouts.
Redshirted during the 2016 season...Started all six matches for the United States U-20 Women’s National Team at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.
Named to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team...Named to the TopDrawerSoccer Freshman Best XI Second Team...Credited with her first career point on an assist on the first goal of the year against Hofstra (8/21)...Played every minute of the first three matches, including a 0-0 draw against No. 21 Duke (8/28)...Tallied assists in back-to-back matches in the NCAA Tournament (Ohio State - 11/22 & No. 4 West Virginia - 11/28)...Played in 14 Nittany Lion shutouts...Played in 26 matches, including 21 starts...Dished out six assists in her freshman year.
U.S. NATIONAL TEAM EXPERIENCE
Joined the U.S. U-23 WNT for a training camp in July 2017...Took part in the Nordic Cup with the U.S. U-23 WNT (June 2017)...Made her first call-up with the U.S. U-23 WNT for a training camp and three matches (March 2017)...Was one of five Nittany Lions on the United States U-20 Women’s National Team at the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup...Took part in U.S. U-20 WNT training camps in October 2016, September 2016, July 2016, June 2016, April 2016 and July 2015...Joined the U.S. U-20 WNT for a training camp and pair of matches in Papua New Guinea (May 2016)...Traveled to La Manga, Spain, with the U.S. U-20 WNT for the 2016 La Manga Tournament (March 2016)...Also competed with the U-14, U-15, U-17 and U-18 teams...Captained the U-17 team at the 2013 CONCACAF Women’s U-17 Championship.
BEFORE PENN STATE
Rated as the No. 1 player in the Eastern Regional, No. 2 defensive player nationally and No. 5 overall player in for the class of 2015 by TopDrawerSoccer.com...Competed for Oakwood Soccer Club for five years...Two-time NSCAA All-American...Did not play soccer at Coventry, but competed in cross country...Team captain in 2014 when she was named the Hartford Courant Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year and all-conference, all-state and All-New England honoree following a Class SS championship, State Open runner-up finish and 18th-place time at the New England Cross Country Championships.
Elisabeth Charlotte Jean was born on January 31, 1997, in Chattanooga, Tennessee...Parents are Rebecca Bacher and Domingo Jean, stepfather is Kevin Bacher...Domingo played for the New York Yankees and played in the Cincinnati Reds’, Colorado Rockies’ and Yankees’ minor league systems...Has an older half-brother, D.J...Advertising/public relations major.
WHY I CHOSE PENN STATE
“The atmosphere is amazing and as soon as I visited the campus it felt like home.”