Debuted each year at the OSCARS - the year-end highlight video provides a look back at all 26 varsity sports competed at the University of Notre Dame and is created in cooperation with the Student Welfare and Development Office and LeSea Broadcasting.
Four-year monogram winner ... tremendous abilities with the ball ... versatile player who filled multiple positions within the Notre Dame system ... physical player with strong skills in the air ... had a highly competitive nature.
AS A SENIOR: Saw action in career-high 17 matches, including the first starting assignment of her career ... had one goal on career-best six shots (tying personal best with three shots on goal) ... found back of the net with 5:01 remaining against Tulsa (7-1) in Notre Dame adidas Invitational, converting pass from Lindsay Brown ... narrowly missed doubling Irish lead in 72nd minute at #2 Stanford (1-2), with her header clipping the left post off a cross from Melissa Henderson ... credited with shot in season-high 48 minutes at #17 Santa Clara (1-1) ... made first start of her career in regular-season match at #14 Marquette (2-3, ot), playing 21 minutes ... also registered shots against Louisville (0-1), at Seton Hall (2-0) and in BIG EAST Championship quarterfinals at #5 Marquette (1-0), the latter two matches featuring shots on goal.
AS A JUNIOR: Appeared in 12 matches, all in a reserve role for the Irish during their third national championship season ... scored two goals on five shots (three of which were on goal) ... made season debut against Cincinnati (4-0), taking one shot in 19 minutes ... scored unassisted goal in final minute at #24 Louisville (5-0) ... also saw time during regular season against Syracuse (3-0), St. John's (4-1), Providence (3-1) and Villanova (1-0) ... was important reserve in NCAA Championship, playing in all six matches ... netted clinching score in third-round win at #3 North Carolina (4-1), converting cross from Melissa Henderson in 77th minute ... tied her career high with 42 minutes of action in NCAA quarterfinal at #6 Oklahoma State (2-0).
AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in 16 matches, scoring twice on four shots (converted both of her shots on goal) ... made season debut in win over Loyola-Chicago (2-0) ... credited with shots against Wisconsin-Milwaukee (3-0) and DePaul (4-0) ... earned 30 minutes against #3 Stanford (0-2) ... played season-best 42 minutes in BIG EAST Championship quarterfinal against South Florida (5-0), scoring her first goal of the season on a point-blank header off a cross by Rose Augustin in the 39th minute ... saw limited minutes in BIG EAST semifinal against St. John's (2-1, ot) and title game against #rv/10 Marquette (2-1) ... capped scoring in the NCAA Championship opener against IUPUI (5-0), running on to a through-ball by Brynn Gerstle and scoring from the six-yard box in the 86th minute.
AS A FRESHMAN: Appeared in 12 matches off the bench for the Irish ... scored a goal and added an assist for three points on the season ... subbed in for 26 minutes in Notre Dame's season opening 7-0 win over Michigan ... scored final goal in that contest for her first career goal ... tallied her next point - her first career assist - in regular-season finale versus Seton Hall (6-0) ... saw time in Notre Dame's BIG EAST Championship title-match win over Connecticut (1-0, ot) ... came off the bench in 5-2 NCAA Championship first-round win versus Toledo ... one of a record-setting 19 players to score for the Irish in 2008.
ODP/CLUB HIGHLIGHTS: Member of the Missouri ODP state team from 2004-08 (`90s), also serving as an ODP Region II alternate in 2007 (ODP R-II player pool from `04-'06) ... top player for the KCFC Alliance Jazz club team that won the Kansas State Cup in 2002 and `03 (also `07 runner-up and semifinalist in `05 and `06) ... helped Jazz win 2007 Score at the Shore (Tampa), the `07 Midwest All-Girls Championship (`06 semifinalist), the `07 Omaha Showcase, the `06 Best of the West (`04 semifinalist), the `06 Germantown Invitational (Memphis, Tenn.), the `06 Creighton Invitational, the `05 D'feeters Thanksgiving Showcase (Dallas), two Kansas Invitationals (`04, `05) and three Heritage Invitationals (`02-'04) ... the team also was runner-up at the 2004 West Des Moines Friendship Games while winning league titles every year from 1999-2007.
PREP & PERSONAL: Three-year starting midfielder for St. Teresa's Academy team that won class-2 (large schools) state titles in 2005 and `06, and finished third in `08 (record assist in `08 third-place match) ... first-team all-state and second-team all-area selection as a senior in `08 ... honorable mention all-state choice in `06 and `07 ... played alongside classmate Molly Campbell since they were nine years old (club and high school) ... member of `06 St. Teresa's team that knocked off nation's top-ranked team (St. Joseph's Academy) in state semifinals (3-0) before beating Fort Zumwalt West, 4-0, in final match ... earlier helped beat Incarnate Word Academy (2-1) in `05 state title contest ... an honor-roll student every semester at STA ... full name is Ellen Claire Jantsch ... last name pronounced "JANTZ" ... daughter of John and Carol Jantsch ... cousins, Jenny and Michelle, were standout volleyball players (Jenny is a 2009 graduate of Kansas State; Michelle is a 2011 graduate of Ohio University) ... graduated in May 2012 from Notre Dame's top-ranked Mendoza College of Business with bachelor's degree in marketing, along with secondary degree in gender studies from the College of Arts and Letters ... four-time BIG EAST All-Academic Team selection (2008-09 through 2011-12).