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Adrian Ell


Player profile

Redshirt Freshman
Cincinnati, Ohio
high school
Archbishop McNicholas


  • ACC Academic Honor Roll (2017)


Willingly played out of position in the fall 2020 to help FSU…Totaled five kills in three matches played…Added three blocks.


Played in all 29 matches and 103 sets, along with three starts for the Seminoles as a setter, finishing second on the team with 466 assists, as well as 188 digs, five blocks and seven kills…led the team with 23 service aces…totaled 25 assists, 13 digs and two service aces on opening weekend against No. 5 Wisconsin and No. 3 Minnesota…finished with 20 assists, five digs and three aces in a win over FAU on September 6…tallied a pair of aces, along with nine digs and 13 assists versus Stony Brook…aided on 18 kills and had five digs against Virginia on October 4…was all over the court on October 13 at North Carolina, compiling 27 assists, 12 digs, four blocks, three kills and a service ace…had a pair of kills and 18 assists as home against Boston College (October 18)…recorded 29 assists and had seven digs in a road win at Clemson…tied a career high with 31 assists at High Point on November 2, and added one kill and eight digs…had a double-double against Louisville with 21 assists and 12 digs…had 20 assists, 11 digs and a block on the road at No. 2 Pitt on November 22…registered 24 assists and a career-high 25 digs on December 5 against UCF in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.


Competed in 106 of Florida State’s 109 matches as a redshirt freshman, finishing second on the team with 502 assists, as well as 15 service aces, 25 kills, 171 digs and 15 blocks…posted a double-double in the season opener against No. 4 Minnesota with 17 assists and 11 digs…had 11 assists and a service ace on August 31 against TCU…assisted on 20 kills against Cincinnati on September 2 and added seven digs…tallied 17 assists in a three-set victory over Southern Miss (Sept. 8)…finished with five kills, zero errors, 18 assists, 10 digs and six blocks on the road at Auburn on September 16…opened ACC play with 19 assists in a win over Duke (Sept. 21)…recorded a career-high 31 assists on October 14 at Syracuse, and added 10 digs…finished with 14 digs and 22 assists in a four-set win against Georgia Tech on October 19…posted 26 kills and 11 digs in a road win at Notre Dame (November 2)…closed out the regular season with 19 assists and 10 digs in a four-set win on the road against NC State on November 23.

FRESHMAN (2017):

Did not play and earned a redshirt.


Capped off her two-year varsity career with 598 kills (3.64 kills/set), 557 assists (3.40 assists/set), 438 digs, 122 total blocks (77 solo blocks) and 83 service aces … Earned First Team All-League, All City and All-District honors for Archbishop McNicholas High School … Wendy’s High School Heisman Nominee … AVCA Third Team High School All-American … Captured the USAV 17 National Championship in 2016 with her NKYVC team.


  • Parents: Rob and Angel Ell.
  • Born: May 4, 1999.
  • Major: Sport Management.
  • What National Day do you love to celebrate? July 4th and Christmas.
  • What current issue do you follow the most? Anything sports related.
  • Outside of volleyball, what is a career aspiration you have? I would like to write a book at some point, and I want to be in upper management of a professional sports team.
  • What might be the single-most interesting thing about you? I went to my first volleyball game when I was four days old.
  • During the COVID-19 pandemic, what has life been like for you? Relaxing and enjoying time back home with family and friends. I also binge watched Netflix everyday 😄
  • If you wrote an autobiography, what would the title be? Unconquered.
  • How has volleyball shaped your life? It has taught me how to overcome setbacks in volleyball and life, enjoying every moment while playing, how to work with other people and adjust my leadership/communication style to achieve team goals, and pushing myself harder than I ever thought I would to be better for my teammates.
  • What shows are you streaming/watching these days? Dynasty, New Girl, Selling Sunset, The Office.
  • What are some of your favorite songs/artists? Post Malone, Kane Brown, Luke Combs, Heart of a Champion by Nelly is a classic.
  • What does being a Seminole mean to you? It means pushing yourself harder than ever and then some to uphold the winning legacy of FSU. It isn’t about the individuals but rather the team and culture of the athletic department, we represent those that have come before us and the generations that follow. It comes with so much pride to wear the Garnet and Gold.