Meet the Mid Presented by Verizon Wireless ... Abby Ellis
Feb. 3, 2012
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Navy women's lacrosse senior Abby Ellis is the latest Midshipman to be featured in the 'Meet the Mid' series. Ellis has been a mainstay on Navy's defense over the years and ranks fifth in program history with 55 career games played. Ellis was named to the Patriot League All-Tournament Team after Navy won its first league title in 2010.
The Navy women's lacrosse team will open its fifth season of Division I varsity lacrosse at High Point on February 11. The Mids will have their home opener on February 15 against William & Mary at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Navy has won the past two Patriot League championships and advanced to both the 2010 and 2011 NCAA Tournament.
Full Name: Abigail Ellis
Nickname: Abby, Abs
Hometown: Ooltewah, Tennessee
Service Selection: Navy Pilot
My Most Memorable Sports Moment Is: Winning the Patriot League championship in 2010. That was one of the most stressful games of that season and I just remember carrying the ball up the field for the last 20 seconds and praying that the buzzer would sound before I dropped the ball. I think I dropped my stick when the buzzer went off because I was so excited that we won. That was probably my favorite season and winning the championship for the first time was icing on the cake.
My First Memory of Lacrosse: I started playing lacrosse in eighth grade and my school was the first school to have lacrosse in the area. We had to travel to two hours to Nashville and six hours to Memphis for games because nobody in east Tennessee had lacrosse. We only won one game our first season but it was a blast and I was hooked.
The Best Thing About Playing Navy Women's Lacrosse Is: Making history in winning Patriots and making it to the NCAA tournament.
I Chose Navy Because: I came for the opportunities that it offered and to also do something greater then myself.
When My Parents Are In Town I Like To: Take them out dinner and relax. We're just happy to be together whenever we can even if it just means chilling out in the hotel room. There have been a couple times that they have come up and all we have done was eat and sleep.
My Proudest Moment at Navy Is: Making it from I-Day to Graduation.
My Dream Job: To fly Growlers. I was able to get a flight in one this summer and it was amazing. It was definitely the highlight of all my summers at the Academy and if I can fly those for a living, that would be totally fine me.
My Hometown Is Famous For: The Chattanooga Choo Choo and the Battle of Chickamauga. There are a lot of parks dedicated to Civil War battles and there are reenactments almost every weekend in the summer.
Something My Teammates Would Be Surprised To Know Is That: I played the cello for seven years and am now working on learning how to play the ukulele.
The Best Sporting Event That I Have Ever Attended: University of North Dakota hockey game
My Favorite Professional Athlete: Lance Armstrong
My Favorite "Other" Navy Team: Women's Indoor Track and Field