“…Terry Ellis didn’t learn about lacrosse until he was a freshman at Clayton High School outside of St. Louis…Here he is, a standout junior defensive midfielder for the University of Denver and believed to be the first black men’s lacrosse player from St. Louis to play at the NCAA Division I level…”
Ellis, who was bused from north St. Louis to Clayton High School, said he hopes many young kids follow in his footsteps. He introduced lacrosse to an inner-city St. Louis boys club last summer.
DU has a 52-player roster, but coach Bill Tierney and his staff have only 12.6 scholarships to give, split up however they see fit. Ellis, who substitutes whenever the Pioneers lose possession of the ball and is responsible for defending and causing turnovers, is on a full ride. He’s a big part of a team that is making its third consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament quarterfinals this weekend.
Read more: University of Denver lacrosse coach finds gem in Terry Ellis – The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/colleges/ci_23253629/university-denver-lacrosse-coach-finds-gem-terry-ellis#ixzz2TSzFQ8iq