girl athlete

No Place Like Home

Lindsey Ellison, Elkhorn High School graduate and Elkhorn Athletic Association (EAA) scholarship winner, found a home in EAA athletics. “We moved the summer before seventh grade. My parents wanted us to attend Elkhorn public schools, and after playing for EAA and having our sports “families” already out here, it was an easy transition.” She has played for EAA teams ever since. “Growing up in EAA was such a vital part of my life. My coaches helped me to be successful as a teammate, a player, and most of all a good person.”

She loved being known as a coachable player. “I’m proud of being able to play most all positions on the field, including soccer and softball.” Allen Schutte, Head Softball coach for Elkhorn High, states, “Lindsey was a total team player. She never complained about anything and she always did what was best for the team. Playing second as a lefty is not easy. She worked hard to make it look easy.” In addition to playing for Elkhorn High, she also played club soccer and softball. “Being a part of Elkhorn Slammer/Elkhorn Edge Cooley team for club softball has always felt like family. I love how we always played for each other.” 

Ellison gets her drive from her mom. “She is one of the hardest workers that I know. I would not be able to do it without her.” Although she struggled with reading and writing in school, Ellison overcame this by having supportive parents and a good work ethic. She was involved in National Honor Society, SADD, FCCLA, and student tutoring at Elkhorn and also the youth group at Rejoice Church.

Softball has left a mark on Ellison—literally. “In my final high school softball season, we were playing Blair to go to state. My teammate threw the ball from the fence in center field to me at second to tag the girl out and she slid into my knee with her cleat. Now I have a permanent cleat mark on my knee!” She plans to attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln this fall to pursue a degree in pre-vet or nursing. “I can’t wait to be a Husker!”

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