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  Ella Vanhanen
Ella Vanhanen

Player Profile
Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Kuopio, Finland

High School:
Kuopion Klassillinen Lukio

Height:
5-5

Position:
F/MF

Birthdate:
09/15/1993

Experience:
HS

QUOTING MILLER: "Ella is an explosive, athletic player with a solid tactical understanding of the game. Her Finnish Youth National Team experience has allowed her to play at the highest level, taking her technical ability to an elite status. She is creative and clean on the ball with a purposeful and accurate final pass. Her 1v1 attacking ability and dynamic play will bring much-needed help to our midfield and frontline."

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2013 graduate of Kuopion Klassillinen Lukio in Kuopio, Finland...Competed for the Finland National Team at the Cyprus Cup, March 3-14, 2013 in Nicosia and Larnaca, Cyprus...Helped lead her team to four straight Finnish national championships...Invited to the January and February Finnish National Team Camp...Played on the Finnish National Team at both the Under-17 and Under-19 levels...Has made six total appearances for Finland in the 2012 UEFA European Championships...Played in the Pallokissat League in 2012...Scored two goals in 26 games and 1,944 minutes for Naisten Liiga...Scored three goals in 25 games and 2,223 minutes for Naisten Liiga in 2011...In her career with Naisten Liiga, played in 75 games and 5,693 minutes, made 58 starts and scored five goals.

PERSONAL: Born Ella Vanhanen on September 15, 1993...Daughter of Paivi Pennanen and Jari Vanhanen...Has an older sister Tuuli and younger brother Veikka...Played at same high school as Pitt sophomore Roosa Arvas...Enjoys music and has played the drums for over seven years...Lived in Birmingham, England when she was five years old...Undeclared major and enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences.