Roseville graduate Ellsworth is co-Offensive MVP of Big Sky Conference

By: Staff Reports
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Idaho State University soccer player Amanda Ellsworth, a 2011 Roseville High School graduate, was voted co-Offensive MVP of the Big Sky Conference.

Ellsworth shared the award with Erin Craig of Montana. Ellsworth was the Big Sky’s Newcomer of the Year in 2011.

Ellsworth has 21 points this season, including eight goals and a team-high five assists, according to a school news release. Idaho State has clinched a share of the Big Sky championship.

“She is one of the most exciting players to watch prepare to play,” Idaho State head coach Allison Gibson was quoted as saying in the news release. “She is so passionate and driven. It’s like watching a horse coming out of the gate when she runs through the line for the starting lineups. She has so much potential and is just now starting to realize it. I am very proud and happy for her.”
Ellsworth led the Big Sky with 12 points and earned the conference’s Golden Boot Award. In a homecoming match at Sacramento State, Ellsworth scored both goals in a 2-1 victory over the Hornets and was named Big Sky Offensive Player of the Week.


Oakmont grad earns academic honor


Junior forward Cole Alexander of Missouri State was named to the Capital One Academic All-District VI men’s soccer team.

Alexander, a graduate of Oakmont High School, has a 3.75 GPA and is majoring in advertising and promotion. He leads Missouri State in goals (three), points (six), shots (30) and shots on goal (12) this season, according to a school news release.