Ellertson Returns To Husky Soccer Field
Sept. 8, 2009
SEATTLE - Former Husky All-American and current Women's Pro Soccer league standout Tina Ellertson made an appearance at Husky Soccer Field last Friday during UW's 3-0 win over Columbia in the Husky Nike Invitational.
Ellertson (formerly Frimpong) played for the Huskies from 2001-04, during which she led the Huskies to their best-ever finish, a run to the NCAA Elite Eight in her senior season. A two-time Pac-10 Player of the Year and two-time All-American, Ellertson still holds Husky records for career points, goals, shots, game-winning goals and games played, along with single-season records for points and game-winning goals.
The mother of two has gone on to have a successful career at both the international and professional level, playing for the United States National Team and recently playing in the inaugural season of the Women's Professional Soccer League. She and former Husky teammate Hope Solo led the Saint Louis Athletica to a second-place finish during the regular season and a berth in the WPS semifinals. Ellertson was named to the first-ever WPS All-Star team and was also one of five nominees for the league's Defensive Player of the Year.
Ellertson and her husband, Brad, and their daughters, MacKenzie and Mya, helped present the Husky Centre Circle scarf to Dan 'The Fan' Wilcox, who has been a Husky women's soccer fan since 1994. Wilcox fell in love with women's soccer after attending the Women's World Cup qualifying in Montreal in 1994. He started following Husky women's soccer the same year and has been one of the program's strongest supporters ever since. From 1995 through 2005, Dan attended every home and road Husky women's soccer game and regularly attends World Cup and Final Four matches.
The Huskies are presenting a special Centre Circle scarf at each match this season, honoring an alum or fan who has been a generous supporter of UW women's soccer. For more on the Centre Circle, click here.
Click the link below to view a photo gallery of Friday's game against Columbia.