Ellie Johnson, a Greenwich Academy junior, will take her lacrosse talent to the collegiate level.
Johnson, a three-sport athlete at Greenwich Academy, recently announced her commitment to the admissions process at Stanford University, where she will play Division I lacrosse.
A defender, Johnson, who will begin her junior year on Greenwich Academy’s lacrosse team in the spring, has been on the school’s varsity squad since her freshman year.
“It’s awesome, it’s a big weight off my shoulders,” Johnson said of having her college decision made by her junior year. “I’m so grateful for all the people who supported me. All my coaches over the years and everyone at GA, who has been supported throughout the process.”
Along with playing lacrosse at Greenwich Academy, Johnson, a Greenwich resident, plays club lacrosse for the Connecticut Grizzlies and has also played club field hockey over the years. She’s also a captain of GA’s basketball team.
“I’m really excited that I’ll have the opportunity to play lacrosse at Stanford,” Johnson said. “One of the big things that drew me in was the coaching staff. They’re all really excited about the game and they want to push it forward, especially on the West Coast. And I’m excited that I’ll be a part of a college program that’s driven to win and cares about the game.”
Johnson knows she will be well-prepared to compete at the collegiate level, after playing the sport at GA.
“Being at GA and playing on the GA lacrosse team and all the sports teams here is such an asset for me,” Johnson said. “Mrs. Anderson (former GA lacrosse coach) and my mom are all people who have helped me grow and are essential to my recruitment process and I’m so thankful to them for all their support.”
“I’m really excited to meet my knew teammates and play for a college team that really is driven to win and be competitive.”