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Jill Ellis is going to be the 2020 University of Illinois commencement speaker

Jill Ellis, first head coach of the U of I women’s soccer team, will be offering her remarks at commencement on May 16th at Memorial Stadium.

She was head coach of the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team for five years, and in that time led the team to back to back world cups. She has the most wins in U.S. Soccer history, and retired with a record of 106-7-19. Now, she’s serves as an ambassador for the United States Soccer Federation.

You can read more about her career here

Image: Jill Ellis is pictured from the shoulders up, in front of a microphone. Her light brown hair is pulled back, and she is wearing a white and blue shirt. Behind her is a wall with rows of blurred logos. Photo by ISI Photos from Illinois News Bureau.

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