Kansas Jayhawks

Elise Reina

Position Defender
Height 5'2''
Class Senior
Hometown Fayetteville, Ark.
High School Har-Ber HS

SENIOR (2019)
Played and started in first four matches of the year before a knee injury sidelined her for the rest of the season … Longest outing of the season came in her 90 minutes of action in the Jayhawks’ 2-1 win over Memphis (8/29) … Named to the Academic All-Big 12 Second Team.

JUNIOR (2018)
Started 20 of 21 matches this season, averaging 86.5 min/gm… Scored the game winning goal against Butler (9/2) … Led the team in assists with six … Led the team in corner kicks taken with 52 taken … Scored two goals on the season … Helped the Kansas defense post nine shutouts and four shutout streaks of 200 minutes or longer on the year.

Logged minutes in 18 of KU’s 20 games, including two starts … Tallied 90 minutes against West Virginia (10/27) … Tallied her first-career point with the Jayhawks with an assist against Texas A&M (9/10) … Named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team.

Appeared in three matches in her first year with the Jayhawks … Played a season-high nine minutes in Kansas’ 2-1 win over Valparaiso (9/4) … Tallied a shot in a three-minute outing in Kansas’ 1-0 win over Texas (10/2) … Named to the Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team.

Twelve-time letterwinner in soccer, cross country and track at Har-Ber High School … Led her soccer team to the semi-finals in the 2015 Arkansas 7A State Soccer Championships for the first time in school history … Named first team all-state in 2013 and 2016 … Earned all-conference honors all four years … Named 7A West Newcomer of the Year and Offensive MVP as a freshman … Voted team MVP in 2014.

Played for the Arkansas Comets Futbol Club and led the team to seven state titles … The Comets went to the Southern Region III tournament six years straight … Served as team captain.

Daughter of Reuben and Joell Reina … Has three siblings:  Valerie (24), Gabby (15) and Reuben (15) … Father, Reuben, ran track for the University of Arkansas and competed in the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona … Mother, Joell, and sister, Valerie, also ran track for the University of Arkansas … Majoring in graphic design.