Athlete’s Name: Ellie Walbruch
Current Team: Celtic FC U12 Premier
Position: Center midfield
Playing Experience: 7 years I have played with Celtic FC since I began the academy when I was 5 years old.
“Ellie is very diligent and committed to being the best player and teammate she can be. She wants to be a leader. She puts in the extra time and practice that it takes to improve and that is hard to teach. She is self-motivated and is continually striving to get better. Her strengths include her ability to work hard, her composure, ball control, vision of the field, and keeping things simple to make a great play. “ – Matt Walbruch
“Ellie is a natural leader. She leads by example and is always one of the hardest workers on the field. Ellie’s ability to take players on 1v1 and create opportunities for her teammates is her best attribute. She has great skills and an advanced knowledge of the game for her age.” – Jeremey King
“I can’t say enough about Ellie. As a player she is quick, technical, and genuinely loves to play the game. Ellie is also a great teammate and leads by example with her positive attitude and work ethic. Kids like Ellie are rare and it is an honor to work with her.” – Merc Koning
Favorite Soccer Teams: USMNT, BYU Womens, my team!
Favorite Players: Alex Morgan, Cristiano Ronaldo
Most Memorable Soccer Experiences: “One of my favorite soccer memories was scoring my first header goal in the finals of the Mayors Cup off a corner kick. My team rushed to me and it was so exciting!”
Favorite Movie: “Gracie”
Favorite Book: “The Kicks” by Alex Morgan
Favorite Food: Ravioli with breadsticks
Special Interests: Besides my love for soccer, I also like to play on my bantam basketball team, hang out with my friends, and Instagram.
Academic Accomplishments: I love being a 5th grader at Legacy Elementary and getting straight A’s.