NGWSD 2023

2023 National Girls and Women in Sports Day

February 1st is National Girls and Women in Sports Day!

Ellie Large '81 MPS Soccer
Ellie Large ’81 Varsity Soccer

The Porter’s community is excited to welcome home ancient Ellie Large ’81 to campus on February 1st, to speak about her journey as a student-athlete. February 1st is also the celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD). Ellie Large ’81 was recently inducted into the 2022 Athletic Hall of Fame. Ellie was a member of the Varsity Soccer and Varsity Lacrosse teams at Porter’s where she was awarded all State awards and two all-team awards and was recognized as a two-time MVP by the Women’s Western New England Prep School Association. Ellie was a four-sport athlete at Tufts University. She captained the Lacrosse team to its first-ever undefeated season, picking up all-region and all-American honors along the way. Ellie was the first Lacrosse player to score 100+ goals for the Tufts University program. Ellie also played Ice Hockey at Harvard business school. Since college, Ellie has become an accomplished golfer winning the Connecticut Tournament of Champions twice, and the Endicott Championship twice, and is a three-time USGA Senior Amateur participant.

Ellie’s attention to detail, fierce competitiveness, and relentless pursuit of excellence are why she continues to set goals and destroy them. Many desire the ability to compete at the highest level, but few are willing to embrace the demands it requires to be great. The Miss Porter’s Hall of fame began in 2018 for ancients like Ellie.

When: February 1st at 12:00 p.m.

Where: Hacker Theater, Miss Porter’s School

Who: Ellie Large ’81

Why: To celebrate our most recent Athletic Hall of fame Inductee on National Girls and Women in Sports Day.

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Congratulations, Ellie Large ’81

Miss Porter’s School joins the Women in Sports Foundation in recognizing student-athletes, champion athletes, coaches, administrators, and lawmakers committed to providing equitable access to sports for all girls and women. Enjoy this video, which celebrates women and girls in sports at Miss Porter’s. We recognize all female athletes, whether professional, amateur or aspiring.


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