|| Ellen Estes
Briefly: Great in front of the goal on offense and defense ... Very experienced, adept in all facets of the game.
As a junior in 2001: Named Second Team All-America by the American Water Polo Coaches Association
Earned First Team All-MPSF honors
Member of the NCAA Championship and MPSF Championship All-Tournament teams
Third on the team with 37 goals scored
Scored in 22 of the Cardinals 28 games and registered two or more goals 11 times
Posted two goals in the teams 12-0 win against Brown in the NCAA semifinals
Recorded a season-high three goals at Long Beach State and against San Jose State twice
Scored the game-winning goal in the final seconds to give the Cardinal the 7-6 win over UCLA in the championship game of the Stanford Tournament.
Summer of 2000: Competed in the 2000 Sydney Olympics with the U.S. National Team, which won the silver medal in the first ever womens water polo Olympic competition
Scored a goal in a 7-6 loss to eventual gold-medal winner Australia.
As a junior in 1999: Redshirted to train with the U.S. National Team.
As a sophomore in 1998: A First-Team All-American
Named the MPSF Player of the Year
Co-MVP of the MPSF Tournament after leading Stanford to a second-place finish
Received All-Tournament honors at the Aloha Classic, where she led the
Cardinal to the tournament title
Led the team with an amazing 93 goals, breaking the school record
Led the team in scoring in 25 of 35 games.
As a freshman in 1997: Tallied 49 goals, the second-best mark on the squad, en route to Second-Team All-America and First-Team MPSF Northern Division honors
Posted a career-high six goals in an 11-5 win over San Diego State in the UC San Diego Triton Invitational
Garnered First-Team all-tournament honors at Collegiate Nationals
Scored at least one goal in 28 of the Cardinal's 43 matches.
High School: Prepped at Novato High School
The 1996 team captain and MVP, she led the Hornets to a third-place finish in the North Coast Section Championships and was named the NCS and Marin County Athletic League MVP
Also garnered Second-Team All-America honors in 1996
Named the 1996 Marin County Scholar-Athlete from Novato
Received All-MCAL honors in 1995
Also competed on the swim team and was team captain in 1996
Won the 50 freestyle league title en route to All-America honors in 1996
Was a member of the California Scholastic Federation all four years.
Personal: Born Oct. 13, 1978 in Portland, Oregon
Daughter of Gary and Carole Estes
Her brother Brian is a senior at UCLA
Last summer worked at an engineering company
Hobbies and interests include spending time with friends and watching movies
Majoring in mechanical engineering.