Women's Soccer Recruiting / Oregon / Portland, OR / Franklin High School / Ella Callanan

Ella Callanan '24 Recruiting Profile

Franklin High SchoolPortland, ORWomen's Soccer
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ClubPortland Thorns Academy
Primary PositionOutside Back
Secondary PositionDefensive Midfielder
Dominant FootRight


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Personal Statement

I have loved soccer since I started playing at 3 years old. For the past 12 years I have been playing club then DA then ECNL. I was a high school freshman varsity starter then made the All-League first-team as a sophomore. I've made the ODP State Teams, ODP West Regional Team, and the ODP National Select Team, starting on the ODP National Select team in England and at the Dallas Cup.

As a former competitive futsal player, I’ve won the State Cup, competed in regional & national championships, trained internationally with Atletico Madrid, and played in the World Futsal Championships finals. Futsal improved my technical skills, speed of play, 1v1 defense, and instincts for quick transitional play.

I currently play for the Portland Thorns Academy and also work with Talo, a performance trainer associated with the USWNT to improve my power, speed, agility, and strength while maintaining flexibility for injury-prevention.

I am a scoring defender both as a starting outside back/winger on either side for club or a holding-mid in high school as well a center back on club & ODP who can initiate possession and attack. I quickly adapt to playing new positions - for example, as a sophomore, in the first year that I returned to a central position in 4 years, I was named to the All-League First Team. I pride myself on dispossessing with interceptions and tackles then initiating swift counter attacks to get the opponents off-balance and keep them off-balance with possession and control by focusing on field vision, ball movement, accuracy, and spacing.

I'm really looking forward to college and will be ready to contribute to any ambitious D1 soccer program.  I balance my time with strong academic discipline and I plan to study computer science.


High School Information

  • Years w/ Varsity
  • 3 years
  • Varsity Starter
  • 3 years
  • 2022 Varsity Team
     - Jersey: #5
  • Individual Awards
  • 2nd Team All-Conference, Captain
  • 2021 Varsity Team
     - Jersey: #6
  • Individual Awards
  • 1st Team All-Conference
  • 2020 Varsity Team
     - Jersey: #9
  • Individual Awards
  • Freshman varsity starter

Club Information

  • Seasons of Club Experience
  • 8 seasons
  • 2023 ODP National Team (2005) (ODP)
  • ODP National Select Team starter for play both in England & at the Dallas Cup
  • 2023 Portland Thorns Academy (ECNL)
  • 2023 Westside Metros WPSL (WPSL)
  • WPSL starter as a prep player, made National Playoffs, named to the All-Conference Team
  • 2022 ODP West Region Team (ODP)
  • Oregon State ODP Team & West Region ODP Team
  • 2022 Portland Thorns Academy (ECNL)
  • 2021 Oregon ODP (ODP)
  • Oregon State ODP Team & Region IV ODP Pool
  • 2021 Portland Thorns Academy (ECNL)
  • Champions League Playoffs
  • 2020 Thorns Academy (ECNL)
  • Champions League Playoffs

Coach References

  • Club Coach
  • Tracy Nelson
  • Club Coach
  • Erin Grand
  • High School Head Coach
  • Diana Diaz-Diurych


  • Camp/Event
  • ECNL Tennessee Showcase
  • 12/02/22 to 12/04/22
  • Camp/Event
  • ODP Inter-Regional Event
  • 11/21/22 to 11/23/22
  • This event showcases the best 18 of each age group from each of the four regions of the country (East, West, Midwest, South).
  • Camp/Event
  • ECNL Girls National Playoffs
  • 6/22/22 to 6/29/22
  • Camp/Event
  • ECNL Arizona – Spring
  • 4/02/22 to 4/04/22
  • Camp/Event
  • ECNL Texas
  • 2/26/22 to 2/28/22
  • Camp/Event
  • ECNL Florida
  • 1/08/22 to 1/10/22
  • Camp/Event
  • 2021 Surf College Cup
  • 11/26/21 to 11/28/21
  • Camp/Event
  • ODP Regional Camp - Region IV
  • 7/08/21 to 7/12/21
  • Camp/Event
  • ECNL Champions League Playoffs
  • 7/01/21 to 7/06/21
  • Camp/Event
  • ECNL North Carolina Showcase
  • 6/04/21 to 6/06/21
  • Camp/Event
  • Thorns ID Camp
  • 1/16/21 to 1/17/21


  • Talo
  • 3 years
  • TALO delivers performance training for youth athletes, adults, and professionals via tailored programs and education on behaviors that impact development and recovery. Team TALO have supported clubs and athletes at every stage of their journey – from athletes at their pinnacle like World Cup champion, Becky Sauerbrunn and the NWSL Champions, Portland Thorns FC, to young athletes recovering from injury and adults just wanting to perform better in their everyday lives. Our mission is to provide top level performance development and rehab, with transparency and accountability. https://www.teamtalo.com/programs


Statistic2020 Thorns Academy
Games Played15



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