Elise joined the Academy in the summer of 2011. She is the southern most member of the Academy, residing in Southern Mississippi. Elise is one of the top goalkeepers in Mississippi, as well as one of the top scholar-athletes in that region of the country. Elise plays for one of the top club teams in Mississippi and helped lead them to the Mississippi State Cup finals. As a high school player, Elise has been a member of her high school varsity team since she was a 7th grader. In her junior season, the team won the Mississippi State Championship. In her senior year, the team made the state finals, losing in overtime. Elise was named the team MVP at the end of the season. Elise was a member of the high school varsity basketball team her first two years in school, but gave up basketball to focus upon soccer. Elise is a member of the Senior Beta, Mu Alpha Theta tutoring club that helps fellow students with their academics. She is a member of Student Ambassadors and the Gunn Scholars. The Gunn Scholars is a club for students with excellent academics. Elise received the highest grade average award in her Spanish department and Art department. Elise earned one of the highest grade point averages for her school and Academy One class. In the Fall of 2011, Elise earned a scholarship to Millsaps College for academics and soccer. Millsaps is the best academic college in Mississippi and a regionally ranked soccer program.