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Ellen Fahey
Ellen Fahey

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Fort Wright, Ky.

High School:
Notre Dame Academy

Height:
5-7

Position:
Defender

Experience:
3L


2010 Second Team All-SEC
2010 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2009 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2008 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll

2010 - Started all 23 matches that she played at center back ... Scored two goals with one being a game-winning goal ... First career goal was the game-winner against Tennessee (10/17) with her header in the 59th minute ... Scored again in Carolina's next game, a 3-1 win at Arkansas (10/21) ... Led the Gamecocks with a .727 shots on goal percentage ... Averaged 93 minutes per game on the year for the nation's 17th-ranked defense after playing 2,131 of a possible 2,161 minutes ... Missed two games due to a leg injury before playing through it for the remainder of the season ... Team led the SEC regular season in every major defensive category including shutouts, goals allowed, goals against average, shots allowed and points allowed ... Led a backline that limited opponents to four shots on goal or less in a record 11 consecutive games ... Registered 11 shots ... Used as a sweeper in attacking situations and as an aerial specialist on corner kicks ... Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2009 - Started all 24 matches she played at center back ... Registered four assists with three of them on game-winning goals ... Had game-winning assists against Western Carolina (8/30), Cincinnati (9/6) and UCF (9/18) ... Also had an assist against UNC Wilmington (9/13) ... Averaged 88 minutes a game for the nation's ninth-ranked defense ... Team led the SEC in every major defensive category including shutouts (15), goals against average (0.55), shots allowed, shots on goal allowed and points allowed ... Often used as the team's sweeper in attacking situations ... Registered three shots ... Missed only one game due to a red card ... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2008 - Was the only freshman to start all 22 matches, tying the freshman record for matches started ... Played center back and averaged 83 minutes per game for defense that finished regular season second in the SEC in shutouts (8) and ranked in the top two in every major defensive category, including goals allowed, points allowed, shots allowed and shots on goal allowed ... Often used as the team sweeper in attacking situations ... Registered one shot against LSU (10/23).

PRE-COLLEGE - Three-year varsity starter and first team All-State (2007) ... Named to Cincinnati Enquirer Kentucky All-Star First Team ... All-Northern Kentucky first team (2007) and second team (2006) ... Southern Ohio/Kentucky Coaches Association All-Star game MVP ... High school MVP and Defensive Player of the Year ... Three-time District 20 All-Tournament team (2005-07) ... Two-time Region 10 All-Tournament team (2006-07) ... Played for Classics Hammer FC club team ... Earned MRL Region II Premier Division runner-up (2005-06) ... Four-time OH-S State Cup champions (2002, 2004-06) ... OH-S State Cup finalists (2003, 2007).

PERSONAL - Full name is Ellen Fahey ... Majoring in public relations ... Chose USC over Kentucky, Louisville and Xavier ... Brother, Drew, played baseball for the University of Cumberland ... Mother, Jodi Thelan Fahey, played and coached volleyball at Xavier, was a three-time First Team All-Conference selection and is a member of the Xavier Hall of Fame ... Sister, Katie, played soccer at Kentucky ... Born May 1, 1990 ... Parents are Tom and Jodi Fahey.