9 Elena Gianotas
9 Elena Gianotas
Height: 5-6
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Trabuco Canyon, Calif.
High School: Santa Margarita Catholic
Position: D
Major: Mathematics and Management Science
Team: So Cal Blues

2013: Appeared in and started all 21 games as a junior … notched two assists throughout the season … was the assist on the game-winning goal in MIT’s 2-1 victory over Tufts (9/10) … set up MIT’s first goal in the Engineers’ 3-1 win in the game against Smith (10/19) … was part of the strong MIT defensive line that only allowed nine goals all season.

2012: Played and started all 21 games this season.

2011: Started all 21 games … posted one goal and one assist for three points … set up the game-winning goal at Roger Williams (9/20) … scored the first goal of her career against Wellesley (10/18).

Off the Field at MIT: Majoring in mathematics and management science with a minor and a concentration in economics … interned at Porto Antico di Genova … conducted a UROP in the Myerson Lab … received the Li & Fung Scholarship, the Thomas J. Watson Memorial Scholarship and the Southern California Edison Scholarship … Smart Woman Securities Club … Student Athlete Advisory Committee. 

High School: A 2011 graduate of Santa Margarita Catholic High School … outside defender/outside midfielder … recipient of Scholar-Athlete Award … also a member of the track and field team … National Honor Society … Spanish National Honor Society … International Baccalaureate Full Diploma recipient … AP Scholar with Distinction … National Merit Commended Student … Preschool Coordinator at her church's Vacation Bible School … President of "Coat a Kid" Club.

Club: So Cal Blues.