NCAA Lacrosse: Denver Men’s Lacrosse Junior Defensive Middie Terry Ellis Is A “Big Part” Of Pioneers’ Success; First Black Lacrosse Player From St. Louis To Play At Division I Level


Denver Men's Lacrosse Logo“…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 Denver Men's Lacrosse Defensive Middie Terry Ellisbelieved 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.

The Denver Post

By Mike Chambers

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

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