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
2014 Getting to Know Archive