Lisa Ebel
Position: Head Coach
Years Coached: 5th Season

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 2011 Women's Outdoor Track & Field Team
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.HometownPrevious School
Jade BradenSR 5-0Rocky River, OhioRocky River
Rachael DeanJR 5-5Lindenhurst, Ill.Judson University/Lakes
Lauren DentzmanSR 5-6Lemont, Ill.Lemont
Alyssa DriscollJR 5-4Marion, IowaXavier
Kayla GilbertSR 5-5Country Club Hills, Ill.Shepard
Kelly MaloneSR 5-5Oak Lawn, Ill.Mother McAuley
Mercedes ManchaSO 5-2Elgin, Ill.Streamwood
Krista OlenekJR 5-1Algonquin, Ill.Marian Central Catholic
Jackie OttJR 5-6Island Lake, Ill.Marian Central Catholic
Barb RomanSO 5-4Rockford, Ill.Boylan Catholic
Jacina SimsJR 5-9Park Forest, Ill.Rich East
Katy ThomsonSR 5-4Matteson, Ill.Marian Catholic
Jordan WallaceFR 5-6Frankfort, Ill.Lincoln-Way North
Head Coach
5th season