Getting to Know: Ellen Duckwall

Ellen Duckwall

Ellen Duckwall

June 24, 2014

Each weekday this summer a new cadet-athlete will be featured in Getting to Know, a Q&A series where Army fans can read about their favorite players. Today's cadet is senior women's soccer player Ellen Duckwall.

NAME:
Ellen Duckwall     

HOMETOWN:
Noblesville, Ind.

MAJOR:
Comparative Politics

DESCRIBE COACH McDERMOTT:
Genuine, philosophical, sarcastic, demanding.. the list could go on!

FAVORITE ATHLETE: Alex Morgan

FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM:
Is that a serious question? ARMY WOMEN'S SOCCER!

BEST PART OF ARMY SOCCER:
5 am workouts, Arvin stair suicides, the beep test, when Quinny tells us “1 more minute”… ha! No, it’s the team, hands down.

FAVORITE FIELD TO PLAY IN:
Under the lights at Clinton in the fall.. nothing better

OPPONENT MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO PLAYING:
Navy… obviously

HOW ARE YOU SPENDING YOUR SUMMER:
I have a leadership detail for Cadet Leader Development Training, then I’m spending time with my sister in Connecticut before going to Ft Bragg, NC for Cadet Troop Leader Training with a Civil Affairs unit. Then I am going back home to Indiana for two weeks of leave before pre-season.

TO RELAX, I:
Read or search for music

FAVORITE MEAL:
Seared Ahi Tuna Salad

FAVORITE VACATION SPOT:
my hammock at home

MY IPOD HAS:
My notorious “Indie/Folk” playlist and 90’s R&B

FAVORITE PART OF ARMY GAMEDAY:
dancing and singing in the locker room before the coaches come in

FAVORITE PART OF WEST POINT:
building relationships with amazing people I’ve met here

DESCRIBE ARMY SOCCER:
Evolving. We are building something great.

ARMYS OFFENSIVE MVP IN 2014 WILL BE:
my girl Katie Holder!

ARMY’S DEFENSIVE MVP IN 2014 WILL BE:
Jordan Cassalia

WHAT PLAYER WILL SURPISE PEOPLE IN 2014:
Sam Gottlieb.. she’s a beast in the middle

WHO IS STRONGEST PLAYER ON TEAM:
My awesome lifting partner Hanna Rozzi

WHO IS FASTEST PLAYER ON TEAM:
Bailey Widman!

WHO IS FUNNIEST PLAYER ON TEAM:
Candace Stewart is genuinely hilarious at the most random times

WHICH PLAYER IS MOST LIKLEY TO BECOME A GENERAL:
Maybe not general… But, Pam Wishart will become President

WHAT TEAM THAT IS NOT ON OUR SCHEDULE WOULD YOU LIKE TO PLAY AND WHY:
Indiana University.. for bragging rights 

I FOLLOW HOW MANY PEOPLE ON TWITTER:
215

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