University of Iowa Athletics

#7 Ellie Holley

Class Fr.
Hometown Bristol, United Kingdom
High School Clifton College
Ellie Holley - Field Hockey - University of Iowa Athletics


  • Named to NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad
  • Started all 22 games
  • Recorded 11 assists on the season, fourth most in the Big Ten
  • Scored a hat trick in Iowa’s 5-0 route of Michigan State (Sept. 29)
  • Notched two-assist games against Penn State (Oct. 13) and Ohio State (Nov. 7)
  • Letterwinner


  • NFHCA second team All-West regional selection
  • Named to NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad
  • Academic All-Big Ten honoree
  • Started 17 of 19 games
  • Posted new career highs in goals (4), assists (3), points (11), shots (35), and shots on goal (17)
  • Recorded three assists against Dartmouth (Aug. 31), which was two shy of Iowa’s single game record
  • Scored Iowa’s first goal in Iowa’s NCAA Tournament first-round loss to No. 12 Wake Forest (Nov. 9)
  • Named to the Big Ten All-Tournament team
  • Letterwinner


  • Played in all 18 games and started in five of them
  • Scored first career goal against Northwestern (Oct. 13)
  • Recorded two assists on the season
  • Letterwinner

High School

  • Attended Clifton College where she represented the school first XI team from 2013-16
  • Team co-captain
  • Helped lead the team to the national championship in 2015 and 2016
  • Represented Clifton College at the U14 level where she led the school to its first ever national championship and was recognized as the leading scorer in the tournament
  • Represented England at the U17
  • Won a gold medal at the U17 Sainsbury’s School Games
  • Competed on the England Hockey Futures cup team, and was part of the England Hockey Advanced Apprenticeship in Sport (ASSE)
  • Competed in the Investec Women’s National League in England