HOW ACQUIRED: Signed to a Homegrown Player contract on February 18, 2011. Re-signed with club on December 13, 2016.
After a somewhat disappointing season in which he made just 10 starts, Ellis will be looking to compete for a starting role at center back in 2017.
COLLEGE: Ellis attended Barton County Community College, where he led the school to back-to-back Region VI championships and NJCAA National Tournament appearances in 2009 and 2010. He was named the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Defensive Player of the Year, and added All-Region VI First Team, NJCAA All-Tournament Team and NJCAA First Team All-American honors. His 34 goals and 80 points in the two-year career are an all-time school record.