- Field Hockey
Eleanor "Ellie" Pierce '84 was an exceptional athlete from the moment she arrived at Tabor Academy in 1980. Ellie's freshman year, there were very few opportunities for female athletes at Tabor as the school had just returned to being a co-ed Independent School. At this time, Tabor's athletic program was dominated by boys' sports; however Ellie's strong athleticism enabled her to compete on the boys' varsity squash and boys' middler lacrosse teams. In 1982, Tabor established the first girls' varsity field hockey, squash and lacrosse teams, all of which featured Ellie as a star player. Ellie was a selfless athlete who worked to make her teammates shine. Ellie's true sporting nature and personal drive led her to become a three-sport varsity athlete and captain during her senior year for the girls' field hockey, squash and lacrosse teams. Ellie went on to receive All-American and All-New England honors in all three sports.
Ellie attended Trinity College where, three of her four years, she received All-American honors in field hockey, squash and lacrosse; earning her 11 varsity letters. In 1988, she was honored as the All-Round Student Athlete.
After college, Ellie competed on the Women's International Squash Players Tour, reaching #24 in the world. She won the US National Squash title in 1995 and was a member of the USA Women's Squash team, competing in five World Championships as well as the Pan American Games, where she won a silver and bronze medal.
Awards & Achievements:
- 1991 USOC Female Athlete of the Year
- 1995 Pan American Game in Mar del Plata, Argentina
- Squash, Team Event - Silver Medal
- Squash, Individual Event - Bronze Medal
- 1990 - 1997 USA Women's Squash team; Ranked in the Top 4
- 1995 US National Squash Champion
- 2007, 2008 Dunlop British Open Masters 40+ Winner