Foothill sophomore Ellis Geis announced his verbal commitment to play Division 1 lacrosse at the University of Denver. Geis follows in the footsteps of former Knights Erik Adamson and Nate Marano, becoming the third player from Jon Fox’s program to commit to the Pioneers. Geis says “I chose Denver as the school I wanted to play lacrosse at because of how close it was. Also, Ive been to the school at least 6 times and I love the feel of the campus and the town.”
Knowing that Denver was impressed by his improvement over the last year, Geis told MaxLaxOC.com “My personal goals for the next 3 years are to keep getting better and never let up. My team goals are to push my teammates to be their best and hopefully win CIF the next 3 years.” He added ” I’d like to thank my high school coach Jon Fox who’s always pushed me to be my best, all my coaches on SoCal Express such as Glenn Miles and Adam Guy, and my family who’s supported me through it all.”
Coach Fox knows that his big attackman has the character and talent that it takes to play for a national champion: “Ellis is a caring young man with an inner drive to succeed and strong belief in hard work, team work, & family values. He has shown constant improvement over the past year and is just starting to scratch the surface of his potential. His physical size and ability to play equally well right or left handed presents a match up problems for other teams. I’m excited for his future as a Knight these next 3 seasons as we prepare him to help Denver win another national championship.”
Five Things to Know About Ellis Geis
- Ellis is a 6’4 and 200 lbs sophomore.
- Ellis writes and records his own music playing guitar, bass, drums and keys, as well as vocals.
- Ellis’ GPA is 3.8
- Ellis played on the FCA U15 National Championship team this summer with some of the top 2018’s in the country.
- Ellis started playing lacrosse at age 5.
Five Things to Know Denver University
- The Pios are the defending Division 1 National Champions and the first team from the west to win the national championship
- Denver is becoming a popular destination for Orange County players. In addition to Adamson and Marano, Scott McGowan (St. Margaret’s), Ryan Harnisch (St. Margaret’s), and Brett Greenlee (CdM) are all Pioneers.
- The middle 50% of accepted students in 2015 scored between 1140 and 1320 on the SAT and better than a 3.51 gpa in high school.
- Gregg Popovich, coach of the San Antonio Spurs, has a Master’s Degree from Denver
- 5,300 undergraduate students attend the University of Denver.