Bronxville Union Free School District

Lacrosse Player Ellie Walsh Named Scholar Athlete of the Week

Bronxville High School senior Elizabeth “Ellie” Walsh, a standout athlete and dedicated student, has been named Con Edison’s Westchester Scholar Athlete of the Week. She was recognized for her athletic and academic achievements by a panel of athletic directors and coaches.

Walsh, captain of the lacrosse team, has had 54 goals, 25 assists, 39 draw controls and 20 caused turnovers this season. During recent games, she scored six goals and had one assist against Yorktown High School; two goals and four assists against Somers High School; and five goals and three assists against Fox Lane High School. Last season, she was awarded All-League, All-Section and All-American and was named to the New York Hudson Valley Tournament Team. She has also led her team to state semifinal appearances in 2014, 2015 and 2016. In addition to lacrosse, Walsh is captain of the basketball and field hockey teams. In field hockey, she has received All-League, All-Elite and All-Section honors and was named to the All-State tournament team.

Besides excelling in multiple sports, Walsh has performed extensive community service. She has volunteered with basketball and lacrosse clinics as well as at fundraisers for One Love Foundation, Hearts to Home and Tommy Cares. She has been a student ambassador to JBFC Orphanage in Tanzania since last summer.

“Ellie is a dynamic athlete, dedicated student, engaged citizen and proficient leader,” Counseling Department Director Anne Abbatecola said. “She remains calm and smiling at all times, does not give evidence of the packed schedule she maintains, and faces the challenges of a rigorous academic program with resolve to excel.”

At school, Walsh is vice president of the Bronxville Athletic Council, a team leader and business manager of the yearbook, a freshman transition leader who mentors freshmen to assist in their move to the high school and has mentored an elementary school student since last year. She is also taking a demanding course load consisting of Advanced Placement and honors levels classes, including AP Studio Art and AP Calculus AB. She is also enrolled in a Humanities Research Seminar, which is a high level research and action class.

“Ellie’s high school experience has resulted in tremendous growth and awareness of interests and talents,” Abbatecola said. “Young women like her are indeed rare. She is modest regarding her athletic prowess and focuses upon the contributions she can offer to her teammates. She is conscientious and accomplished in academics and creatively talented and productive in art. She is a thoughtful leader, kind and caring to all. Ellie is an amazing young woman and role model.”

Walsh will attend Cornell University in the fall where she will continue her academic pursuits and play lacrosse.