#24 Ellen Jantsch
Four-year monogram winner … tremendous abilities with the ball … versatile player who filled multiple positions within the Notre Dame system … physical player with strong skills in the air … had a highly competitive nature.
AS A SENIOR: Saw action in career-high 17 matches, including the first starting assignment of her career … had one goal on career-best six shots (tying personal best with three shots on goal) … found back of the net with 5:01 remaining against Tulsa (7-1) in Notre Dame adidas Invitational, converting pass from Lindsay Brown … narrowly missed doubling Irish lead in 72nd minute at #2 Stanford (1-2), with her header clipping the left post off a cross from Melissa Henderson … credited with shot in season-high 48 minutes at #17 Santa Clara (1-1) … made first start of her career in regular-season match at #14 Marquette (2-3, ot), playing 21 minutes … also registered shots against Louisville (0-1), at Seton Hall (2-0) and in BIG EAST Championship quarterfinals at #5 Marquette (1-0), the latter two matches featuring shots on goal.
AS A JUNIOR: Appeared in 12 matches, all in a reserve role for the Irish during their third national championship season … scored two goals on five shots (three of which were on goal) … made season debut against Cincinnati (4-0), taking one shot in 19 minutes … scored unassisted goal in final minute at #24 Louisville (5-0) … also saw time during regular season against Syracuse (3-0), St. John[apos]s (4-1), Providence (3-1) and Villanova (1-0) … was important reserve in NCAA Championship, playing in all six matches … netted clinching score in third-round win at #3 North Carolina (4-1), converting cross from Melissa Henderson in 77th minute … tied her career high with 42 minutes of action in NCAA quarterfinal at #6 Oklahoma State (2-0).
AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in 16 matches, scoring twice on four shots (converted both of her shots on goal) … made season debut in win over Loyola-Chicago (2-0) … credited with shots against Wisconsin-Milwaukee (3-0) and DePaul (4-0) … earned 30 minutes against #3 Stanford (0-2) … played season-best 42 minutes in BIG EAST Championship quarterfinal against South Florida (5-0), scoring her first goal of the season on a point-blank header off a cross by Rose Augustin in the 39th minute … saw limited minutes in BIG EAST semifinal against St. John[apos]s (2-1, ot) and title game against #rv/10 Marquette (2-1) … capped scoring in the NCAA Championship opener against IUPUI (5-0), running on to a through-ball by Brynn Gerstle and scoring from the six-yard box in the 86th minute.
AS A FRESHMAN: Appeared in 12 matches off the bench for the Irish … scored a goal and added an assist for three points on the season … subbed in for 26 minutes in Notre Dame[apos]s season opening 7-0 win over Michigan … scored final goal in that contest for her first career goal … tallied her next point – her first career assist – in regular-season finale versus Seton Hall (6-0) … saw time in Notre Dame[apos]s BIG EAST Championship title-match win over Connecticut (1-0, ot) … came off the bench in 5-2 NCAA Championship first-round win versus Toledo … one of a record-setting 19 players to score for the Irish in 2008.
ODP/CLUB HIGHLIGHTS: Member of the Missouri ODP state team from 2004-08 (`90s), also serving as an ODP Region II alternate in 2007 (ODP R-II player pool from `04-[apos]06) … top player for the KCFC Alliance Jazz club team that won the Kansas State Cup in 2002 and `03 (also `07 runner-up and semifinalist in `05 and `06) … helped Jazz win 2007 Score at the Shore (Tampa), the `07 Midwest All-Girls Championship (`06 semifinalist), the `07 Omaha Showcase, the `06 Best of the West (`04 semifinalist), the `06 Germantown Invitational (Memphis, Tenn.), the `06 Creighton Invitational, the `05 D[apos]feeters Thanksgiving Showcase (Dallas), two Kansas Invitationals (`04, `05) and three Heritage Invitationals (`02-[apos]04) … the team also was runner-up at the 2004 West Des Moines Friendship Games while winning league titles every year from 1999-2007.
PREP & PERSONAL: Three-year starting midfielder for St. Teresa[apos]s Academy team that won class-2 (large schools) state titles in 2005 and `06, and finished third in `08 (record assist in `08 third-place match) … first-team all-state and second-team all-area selection as a senior in `08 … honorable mention all-state choice in `06 and `07 … played alongside classmate Molly Campbell since they were nine years old (club and high school) … member of `06 St. Teresa[apos]s team that knocked off nation[apos]s top-ranked team (St. Joseph[apos]s Academy) in state semifinals (3-0) before beating Fort Zumwalt West, 4-0, in final match … earlier helped beat Incarnate Word Academy (2-1) in `05 state title contest … an honor-roll student every semester at STA … full name is Ellen Claire Jantsch … last name pronounced ‘JANTZ’ … daughter of John and Carol Jantsch … cousins, Jenny and Michelle, were standout volleyball players (Jenny is a 2009 graduate of Kansas State; Michelle is a 2011 graduate of Ohio University) … graduated in May 2012 from Notre Dame[apos]s top-ranked Mendoza College of Business with bachelor[apos]s degree in marketing, along with secondary degree in gender studies from the College of Arts and Letters … four-time BIG EAST All-Academic Team selection (2008-09 through 2011-12).
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Jantsch In the Post Season