Lisa Ebel
Position: Head Coach

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.

Roster for 2009-10 Women's Track & Field Team
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.HometownPrevious School
Jade BradenJR5-0Rocky River, OhioRocky River
Lauren DentzmanSR5-6Lemont, Ill.Lemont
Alyssa DriscollSO5-4Marion, IowaXavier
Dana EppleyJR5-9Palos Heights, Ill.Shepard
Kayla GilbertJR5-5Country Club Hills, Ill.Shepard
Ijeoma IbeSO5-5Park Forest, Ill.Rich East
Brittany JacksonSO5-6Aurora, Ill.Oak Park-River Forest
Amanda JanoszSR5-1Orland Park, Ill.Sandburg
Kelly MaloneJR5-5Oak Lawn, Ill.Mother McAuley
Mercedes ManchaFR5-2Elgin, Ill.Streamwood
Krista OlenekSO5-1Algonquin, Ill.Marian Central Catholic
Jackie OttSO5-6Island Lake, Ill.Marian Central Catholic
Amy PoullSR5-4Oak Forest, Ill.Oak Forest
Jacina SimsSO5-9Park Forest, Ill.Rich East
Megan SyringSR5-7Tinley Park, Ill.Andrew
Katy ThomsonJR5-4Matteson, Ill.Marian Catholic
Shalonda YoungSO5-7Chicago, Ill.Crane Tech
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