Jill Ellis

Soccer

Served as envoy

  • 2016  –  Liberia

Jillian Ellis is an English-American soccer coach. Ellis coached the US National Women’s Soccer Team from 2014 to 2019 and during her time, won two FIFA Women’s World Cups (2015 and 2019), making her the second coach to win consecutive World Cups.

Ellis did not play organized soccer until her family moved to the US in 1981 when she joined her high school’s soccer team in which she led them to win the state championship and won the under-19 national title before going on to play as a forward at William & Mary.

Ellis has a USSF Pro coaching license with coaching experience as a under-20 and under-21 national team coach and as a UCLA Bruins coach. After being appointed to head coach of US Women’s soccer, she was honored 2015 FIFA World Coach of the Year for Women’s Football in 2016.

Ashlyn Harris

Soccer

Served as envoy

  • 2016  –  Liberia

A two-time Goalkeeper of the Year (2011 in the WPS and 2016 in the NWSL), the Satellite Beach, FL native is a strong veteran presence for the USA—which will be a huge factor as the team navigates the physical and emotional waves that come with seeking a second straight World Cup title.

In addition to winning the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, Ashlyn Harris played every minute as the USA won the 2002 FIFA U-19 Women’s World Cup. She was the youngest starter on the team at 16 years old, but one of the brightest stars. It was her saves that allowed the U.S. to prevail in overtime 1-0 over Canada to win the inaugural title. Harris was back with the U-19s two years later, playing every minute again as the U.S. finished third at the 2004 tournament in Thailand.

Harris took that international success with her to the college ranks where she won three NCAA Championships with the University of North Carolina in 2006, 2008 and 2009.