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Jill Ellis, W&M grad and U.S. soccer coach, to attend local homecoming events

ill Ellis, a William & Mary graduate and former women’s soccer player, will attend the William & Mary celebratory weekend following her completion of the Victory Tour -- and the completion of her career as the national head coach. (WYDaily/Courtesy of W&M)
Jill Ellis, a William & Mary graduate and former women’s soccer player, will attend the William & Mary celebratory weekend following her completion of the Victory Tour — and the completion of her career as the national head coach. (WYDaily/Courtesy of W&M)

U.S. Women’s National Team Head Coach Jill Ellis will travel to William & Mary next month to speak for Homecoming and Reunion Weekend 2019.

Ellis, a William & Mary graduate and former women’s soccer player, will attend the William & Mary celebratory weekend following her completion of the Victory Tour — and the completion of her career as the national head coach, William & Mary announced in a news release.

Ellis will step down from her position in October following the completion of the Victory Tour, according to the U.S. Soccer website. She is the first coach in history to win two Women’s World Cups and have an overall record of 102-7-18.

Ellis will attend several William & Mary events, including:

Beyond those events, Ellis will also meet with the W&M Women’s Soccer Team, participate in the Omicron Delta Kappa leadership honor society initiation and spend time thanking scholarship donors, the release said.

Other homecoming events can be found on the William & Mary event website.

Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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