Ebel began in 2006 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 short 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 Cross Country Team
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.HometownPrevious School
Rachael DeanSR 5-5Lindenhurst, Ill.Judson University/Lakes
Alyssa DriscollSR 5-4Marion, Iowa.Xavier
Kayla DroesslerFR 5-4Rockford, Ill.Boylan Catholic
Amanda MageeFR 5-6Frankfort, Ill.Lincoln-Way North
Mercedes ManchaSO 5-2Elgin, Ill.Streamwood
Krista OlenekSO 5-1Algonquin, Ill.Marian Central Catholic
Jackie OttSR 5-6Island Lake, Ill.Marian Central Catholic
Elise PrietoFR 5-2Orland Park, Ill.Sandburg
Ashley SharesJR 5-3Palos Park, Ill.Moraine Valley CC/Stagg
Jordan WallaceSO 5-4Frankfort, Ill.Lincoln-Way North
Lisa Ebel Image
Head Coach
6th season
Nancy Norkiewicz Image
Assistant Coach
1st season