Coaches
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Lisa Ebel
Head Coach - 6th Season
Phone: 773-298-3581

Ebel begins her fifth season as the coach of the Saint Xavier University women's cross country and track teams.  In just her second season at the helm, the Cougars won the 2007 NAIA Region VII Cross Country Meet and qualified as a team for the 2007 NAIA National Cross Country Championships.  Ebel has also had a number of individual runners and relay teams qualify for Nationals in track in her tenure.  She has been named the CCAC Coach of the Year twice for cross country (2007 & 2008) and once during the indoor track season (2009).  Ebel graduated magna cum laude from Saint Xavier University in 2001 with a degree in elementary education and a minor in mathematics.  She was also a two-year runner on the SXU women's cross country team during the 1998 and 1999 season.

The Orland Park native was a seventh and eighth-grade mathematics teacher at the I.E. Magnet School in Joliet, Ill., prior to joining the Saint Xavier University coach staff.  She resides in Orland Park with her husband, Keith.  The couple have three children: Ken, Theresa, and Nick and a granddaughter, Carmella.

 
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Mandy Janosz
Student Assistant - 1st Season
Janosz is in her first season as a student assistant coach for the 2010-11 women's cross country and track teams. In 2009, she wrapped a sensational four-year career with the Cougars helping lead the team to a No. 24 finish at the NAIA Cross Country National Championships in Vancouver, Wash. In fact, Janosz was a four-time All-Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) selection in cross country and qualified for the national meet three of her four seasons as a runner.

As a track athlete, Janosz helped established a new program-best time for the indoor distance-medley relay (DMR) with a time of 12:37.91. The time was good enough for a 14th place finish at the 2010 NAIA National Indoor Track and Field Championships in Johnson City, Tenn. In 2009, she also qualified for the indoor national meet in the 3,000-meter run as well as the DMR. Janosz also helped the 4x800 relay team earn a national-qualifying time during the outdoor season in 2009.

Janosz is completing her nursing degree at Saint Xavier University.