"I chose the University of Minnesota because of the opportunity to compete in the Big Ten Conference and to play for an exceptional program. I am also looking forward to a great education at Minnesota."
Named 2011 All-Conference Honorable Mention...2008 Minnesota Class-AA State Champion...2010 Minnesota Class-AA State Runner-up...three-time Classic Suburban Conference Champion...four-time letterwinner in soccer...also received letters in basketball and track and field...Minnesota State Track and Field participant in 200-meter dash and 4x400-meter relay.
Played for St. Croix SC Scorpions...two-time Minnesota State Cup finalist...2011 US Club Chicago Regional Champion...2011 US Club National Finalist...2011 PUMA Champions Cup College Showcase Champion...2010 USA Cup Champion.
Daughter of Katie and Chuck Arvesen...has three siblings, Gretta (27), Ian (25) and Tom (22)...born on January 31, 1994...plans to major in environmental science.
WHAT THEY'RE SAYING ABOUT ALLIE...
"Ellie is a great competitor. She brings it every minute of every game. It is difficult for a coach to take her off the field. Athletically, she is fit enough to cover the full length of the field. In past years, we have rotated two or three players at her position, but this year, we rarely subbed Ellie out. She loves to play physical. She is good in the air and provides good service to our central players. She has been a solid contributor for the last four years at Mahtomedi including a state championship and a runner-up finish two years ago." - David Wald, Mahtomedi High School Coach
"Ellie is the most prepared and intense soccer player I have ever coach. She has so much drive and as long as she is on the field, she never gives up." - Dickie Vilme, St. Croix Club Coach
Freshman Spotlight: Nikki Albrecht
Incoming freshman Nikki Albrecht joins the Gophers from Cedarburg, Wisconsin.
BTN Soccer Schedule Released
Gopher soccer will have three conference games broadcast on the Big Ten Network this season.
Alum Parkhill Signs with FC Kansas City
Former Gophers goalkeeper Cat Parkhill has signed a contract with FC Kansas City of the National Women’s Soccer League.