My name is Ella Nilsson and I’m a soccer player from Sweden. I currently play in Lunds SK women’s and I have been part of that team for the past two years. Before that, I played in a youth team in another club. For an additional level of competition, I also trained and played games with the boys. That developed me as a player in many ways. I bring my enthusiasm and dedication to everything I do and I believe that working together as a team is the key to success. Soccer isn’t just a game to me, it’s a way of life. I’m really looking forward to playing college soccer, I’m excited to engage in new experiences and do the thing I love.
Linero IF Girls 2014-2021
Linero IF Boys 2019-2021
Lunds SK women's A, div 2 2021-now
Additional sporting info
Besides playing soccer, I am also a coach. I was involved in starting up a girl’s soccer team in 2018 and have been a coach for them since then. I have also attended multiple summer camps for children. During this time I have received prices and scholarships for my coaching ability and my dedication to the team.
In the past I have played various sports such as track and field, tennis, dance, and handball. Today I play a lot of futsal, spending time in the gym. I like to play golf and padel when I have the time. I’m also taking part in a rugby team at school.
- Elected team captain during my whole youth career.
- Played for regional development operation.
- Straight A’s in compulsory school.
- Scored in my debut in the women’s team after 2 minutes and I’ve had a place in the starting 11 since then.
What makes you different?
- Tough and strong player who does not avoid any duel. I have the physical strength and balance to win challenges and hold off opponents.
- I approach practices and matches with enthusiasm and always demonstrate a strong commitment to soccer and the team.
- Once I put my mind to something, I will do everything in my power to achieve my goals.
- I am self motivated - I have a strong willingness to improve, train consistently, and give maximum effort both on and off the field.
- As a soccer player, I have played in multiple positions and can easily adapt to different tactical setups.
- I was a teamcaptain for seven years, so I believe that I have the ability to inspire teammates and take on leadership roles.
- One of my distinguishing qualities is my mental toughness which helps me to handle pressure and setbacks.
- Time management is another of my qualities. I have experience with balancing academics and athletics. I managed to play in three different teams at the same time, with multiple practices per day, and also get straight A’s in school besides that.
- Understanding of the game, such as reading opponents movements and quick decision-making.
- Scores with both right and left foot.
Why do you want to compete in college?
I Have had this dream since I was a little girl. To have the opportunity to do what I love, in a professional and well-respected environment, at the same time as I get the chance to experience another part of the world and get a good education degree. College soccer provides a unique platform to develop my soccer skills. I believe that the guidance of experienced coaches and access to advanced training facilities will help me to reach my full potential. It also brings together individuals from diverse backgrounds, which I hope will give me meaningful relationships and connections with people who share similar passion. I am aware that competing at the college level demands mental resilience and a strong work ethic. When I look back and reflect this is an environment that suits me the best. I like it when it’s a high tempo and I can perform under pressure.
I want to maintain a high academic performance while participating in college soccer. I’m looking forward to being part of a supportive team, including sportsmanship among my teammates. It’s important for me as well to improve my soccer skills, so I can be at my peak performance level to contribute effectively to the team’s success. I strongly hope that this journey will encourage personal growth and self-development.