Meharg on Ott
"Ellen has really grown as a leader on and off the field. Her fitness level and maturity have grown and she's developed to be a fantastic defender for us."
Attended A Camp in 2005 and B Camp in 2004.
As a junior in 2007
Earned second team NFHCA Mid-Atlantic All-Region honors ... played in all 21 games, earning her starting role in the third game of the season at #6 Old Dominion (Aug. 31) ... helped the defense record a 0.90 goals against average, which ranked third in the nation ... had a defensive save in the win over Princeton (Sept. 26) ... scored a career-high seven goals on the year, including two against Villanova in a 5-1 win (Oct. 26), also a career best ... had a career evening against Villanova, scoring two goals and collecting five points, both career highs (Oct. 26) ... first-career game-winning goa in the victory over ODU (Oct. 12) ... a goal and an assist in the next game at Delaware (Oct. 14) ... first-career goal was in the win over Ohio State on the first day of the Terrapin Invitational (Sept. 8) ... also scored in the ACC win at #12 Duke (Oct. 6) ... had a goal in the third meeting against the #10 Lady Monarchs in the first round of the NCAA Tournament (Nov. 10).
As a sophomore in 2006
Clinched Maryland's NCAA title-game berth, knocking in the game-deciding penalty stroke against #8 Connecticut in the semifinal game (Nov. 16) ... played in 15 games in the backfield, eight of those contests vs. ranked opponents ... helped the defense lead the nation in goals against average (0.70) and rank third in shutouts per game average (0.48) ... tied a career high, assisting on the Terps' fifth goal in the 5-1 crushing of #19 American (Oct. 18) ... attempted a career-high three shots in the win over Appalachian State (Oct. 27).
As a freshman in 2005
Midfield backup, behind four-time All-American Lauren Powley, starting in her place in the team's first meeting vs. then-No. 1 Wake Forest (Sept. 24) ... also earned starts at Ohio State (Aug. 29) and at Harvard (Sept. 18) ... dished out first-career assist in the 7-1 thumping over Rutgers (Oct. 2) ... made appearances in 13 games overall, including against ranked opponents Michigan (Sept. 2), the Demon Deacons, Old Dominion (Oct. 14), at North Carolina (Oct. 23) and at American (Oct. 26).
A four-year varsity letterwinner in field hockey at midfield at Perkiomen Valley High ... scored 17 goals and 16 assists, leading the Vikings to the Pioneer Athletic Conference title, posting a 19-0-1 record ... conference Player of the Year, first team all-state and second team National Field Hockey Coaches Association All-American in 2004 ... a first-team all-league honoree three times, earning second team honors once ... also tabbed the team's Most Valuable Player three-straight years ... notched 33 goals and 51 assists over her prep career ... XCalibur club team won the 2004 National Indoor Championship ... also lettered in lacrosse four times, tallying 56 goals and 40 assists in her career ... two-time Honor Roll student.
Majoring in family studies ... youngest of five children of Ellen and Douglas Ott ... older sister, Amy (31), played field hockey at the University of Massachusetts from 1994-97 ... also has an older sister, Jill, and has two brothers, Drew (22) and Doug (35) ... Ellen Ott was born in Norristown, Pa..
OTT'S CAREER STATISTICS
OTT'S SINGLE-GAME HIGHS
Goals: 2, Villanova (Oct. 26, 2007)
Assists: 1, two times (last vs. Villanova, Oct. 26, 2007)
Points: 5, Villanova (Oct. 26, 2007)
Defensive Saves: 1, Princeton (Sept. 26, 2007)