Ella Masar
  • Houston Dash
  • 5' 5"
  • 04-03-1986
  • Urbana, IL
  • Illinois


Selected by the Houston Dash in the 2014 NWSL Expansion Draft from the Chicago Red Stars

2014 NWSL: Has appeared in 16 games (13 starts, 3 goals, 1 assist)…Scored a header in Dash’s 3-0 victory at Sky Blue FC off a cross from Becky Edwards on 6/8...Scored first home goal in club history vs. Chicago Red Stars on 5/23… Assisted Tiffany McCarty’s game-tying goal at FC Kansas City on 5/18…Scored first goal in club history at Boston Breakers on 4/20

2013 NWSL: Appeared in 20 games for the Red Stars, starting 14 … Scored three goals and added two assists

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: 2008: Signed with the Washington Freedom (W-League) … Scored three goals in seven appearances … Finished as Northeast Division and Eastern Conference Champions … 2009: Drafted by Chicago Red Stars in second round of 2008 WPS General Draft … 16 appearances (5 starts) and two assists … 2010: Made 22 appearances for the Red Stars … Finished seventh in the league with eight goals … 2011-12: Signed with French side Paris Saint-Germain of the Division 1 Féminine … Scored six goals in 17 appearances … Signed with Chicago Red Stars (WPSL Elite) for 2012 season … Won USASA National Women's Open championship

INTERNATIONAL: U.S. international (1 cap) … 2009: Made first senior team appearance vs. Germany (Oct. 29) as a substitute … YOUTH NATIONAL TEAMS: Made 20 appearances with the U.S. U-21 and U-23 teams from 2007-09

COLLEGE: Four year contributer at University of Illinois … 2004: Played in 24 matches (2 starts), three goals and five assists … 2005: Appearances in all 22 matches (10 starts), three goals and three assists … 2006: Started all 24 matches, nine goals and nine assists (second on Illinois' single-season assists list) … NSCAA Second Team All-America … Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year … Academic All-Big Ten … 2007: Appeared and started in 20 matches, twelve goals and three assists … Team captain … All-Big Ten First Team … Lowe's All-America first team … Ended career ranked second on school assist chart (20), fourth in goals (27) and third in points (74)

CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL: Played for Windy City Pride and Little Illini Soccer Club … Attended Urbana High School … Named 2004 Champaign News-Gazette Player of the Year … Three time All-State and All-Area selection … Also played basketball for Urbana HS … Played for Windy City Bluez, Chicago Gaels and Vancouver Whitecaps of the W-League while in college

PERSONAL: Has one brother, Tyson, and two sisters, Seredy and Liza (Ella's twin) … Tyson played on the Illinois men's national championship club soccer team … Majored in community health with a social work concentration