Ellen graduated from Montrose High School in 1980. Since grade school she has been outstanding in sports winning numerous awards in track, softball and basketball. She still holds the grade school high jump record. Ellen’s high school accomplishments are exemplary: field hockey – outstanding player award and captain, basketball – M.V.P. in various tournaments. 1,000 point club (the first woman in Montrose), AAA Travel Team, league and district champs, and played in the state tournament; softball – pitcher and 3rd baseman, two no-hitters: band – 1st place percussionist, regional and all-state. She has also won numerous awards in other sports: fast pitch softball, racquetball, mountain biking, volleyball, golf and field hockey. Ellen went on to Edinboro University and starred in basketball. She was all conference her sophomore, junior and senior years. 1,000 point club, 500 rebound club and played professional basketball one year in Philadelphia before the league folded. She is the first female to be selected Senior Athlete of the year at Edinboro and was inducted into Edinboro University Hall of Fame in 1997. She was an assistant basketball coach at Edinboro for a year, then went on to coach Montrose Area where she had 4 league championships, and went to 5 district and state tournaments. Ten players went on to college basketball. As field hockey coach she won 2 league championships and 3 district championships. Thirteen of her players went on to play at college level. Ellen was N.E. Athletic Conference Coach of the year in 1995. Ellen is currently the head of the Physical Education Department at Montrose High School and lives in Montrose.