Ellis was promoted to her current role of Director of Player Development in June 2017. Ellis joined the staff as a graduate assistant in 2016-17 after graduating from Winthrop University in 2016 where she was a member of the inaugural women’s lacrosse team. A native of Annapolis, Maryland, Ellis played in 75 career games for the Eagles and scored 75 goals with 85 assists.
"We are excited to welcome Dani to VCU after serving as a member of Winthrop's inaugural team. Her experience with a successful new lacrosse program will no doubt serve us well. Dani has played at a high level from her time at St. Mary's HS in Maryland to her time at Winthrop, and brings a high lacrosse IQ and excitement to our team," said O’Brien.