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  Elyse Merchant

Elyse Merchant

Player Profile

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Carmel, Ind.

High School:
Carmel

Height:
5-7

Position:
Defense

Elyse Merchant


2008: Steady, athletic defender started and played in all 18 of Ohio's contests on the season ... Notched 10 shots, including six on goal on the season ... Recorded a season-best two shots on three occasions ... Helped Ohio's defense to shutouts of Bowling Green (10/3) and Central Michigan (10/24) ... Logged 100-plus minutes four times during the year ... Played a season-high 120 minutes against Marshall.

2007: Season-high two shot attempts against Central Michigan ... Started 15 of 19 games ... Played in every minute of seven games.

2006: Suffered a season-ending injury prior to the season-opener against Louisville.

2005: Appeared in 15 matches ... Made her first collegiate start against No. 17 Michigan on Sept. 9 ... Also started at Drake on Sept. 16, at Bowling Green on Oct. 7 and at Akron on Oct. 28 ... Assisted a goal in exhibition win over Northern Kentucky on Aug. 21.

HIGH SCHOOL: Led Carmel High School to four straight Indiana state titles ... A first-team all-state selection as her squad earned the state's top ranking all four years, finishing 21-2-1 in 2004, 22-2-0 in 2003, 25-0-0 in 2002 and 23-0-1 in 2001 ... Academically, named to the 2004 All-Metropolitan Interscholastic Team.

CLUB: As a member of the Carmel Heat, won four state championships and claimed the Midwest National League regional titles in 2003 and 2004.

PERSONAL: Intends to major in physical therapy ... Daughter of Bob and Angie Merchant ... Has two older sisters, Emily and Chrissy ... Born October 23, 1986.