Feb. 13, 2013
Forward/Midfielder, 5-5, Kuopio, Finland/Kuopion Klassillinen Lukio
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: Will graduate from Kuopion Klassillinen Lukio in Kuopio, Finland...Helped lead her team to four straight Finnish national championship...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...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 for Naisten Liiga in 2011.
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.
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