Penn State head coach Erica Dambach uses an interesting phrase to describe defender Ellie Jean.
“One of the things we look for is a ‘come-with-me’ teammate,” Dambach said of recruiting the redshirt-junior. “That very much described Ellie. Certainly she wants to be successful, but most important to her is the success of the team.”
Jean’s ability to bring a team together has the Nittany Lions (18-5-1) roaring through the NCAA tournament. PSU shut out its last two opponents – South Carolina and Wake Forest – to advance to the Elite Eight for the second year in a row.