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Ellie Kirkpatrick Thriving For Trinity

By IWLCA Admin, 04/30/21, 4:00PM EDT



Ellie Kirkpatrick Thriving For Trinity Women's Lacrosse Despite Obstacles


By India Kerr ‘22
Republished courtesy of

Trinity College junior Ellie Kirkpatrick (Bryn Mawr, Pa.) is a two-year starting attacker for the Bantams women’s lacrosse team who has been playing the sport since the third grade. Diagnosed with Addison’s disease as a junior in high school, Kirkpatrick did nothing to quell her desire to take her lacrosse to the collegiate level.

In Kirkpatrick’s sophomore year of high school, she was a two-sport athlete playing field hockey and lacrosse. She began noticing changes in her stamina. “I was feeling super lethargic and couldn't even run around the field once. I was super tan and way past the point of being normally tan. I couldn’t focus on homework and had all these weird symptoms that I had never had before,” Kirkpatrick said.