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Ellie Andersen (Fergus Falls Otters)

By Craig Olson, 12/20/20, 3:45PM CST


Fergus Falls senior Ellie Andersen has earned Central Lakes Conference All-Conference honors in hockey and soccer during her high school athletic career.  Andersen is also involved in National Honor Society, National Society of High School Scholars and Otter Leadership Academy.  “I enjoy wakeboarding, golfing, and playing hockey on the lake ice,” said Andersen.”

“Ellie is as mature of a player as there is,” added Head Girls Soccer Coach Ben Jurgens.  “She know how to train, she is disciplined on and off the field, and she leads by example.  She makes it easy to coach because you know she is giving 100% both physically and mentally!”

Here favorite quote is from legendary Green Bay Packers Coach Vince Lombardi who said, “There is only one way to succeed in anything and that is to give it everything.” 

Her advice to underclassman is, “Always remember to work together as a team to achieve your goals.  Have fun, enjoy each other, and soak in every moment!”

Ellie’s favorite memory is defeating Alexandria in the Section 6A Hockey Championship game and earning a trip to the state tournament her sophomore year.  “The feeling of making it to state and playing in the tournament is an experience I will never forget,” noted Andersen.

“Ellie’s compete level lis what will guarantee her success in whatever she chooses,” commented Head Girls Hockey Coach Tim Lill.  “She won’t quit until she has mastered a skill regardless of how much work that entails.  Ellie is a quiet leader that is respected by her teammates as well as the youth program that she selflessly donates her time and sills to.”

Andersen is undecided on a college at this time, but would like to participate in sports at the collegiate level.  Her favorite classroom subjects are Math, Science, Geography and Team Sports.

“Playing sports has taught me about work ethic, time management and teamwork,” stated Andersen.  “I appreciate the friendships I have made through sports as well as the positive connections with coaches.”